As February comes to an end let’s take a moment to think about the importance of this month. February is known for the eminent Valentine’s Day, but did you know that there is more love within the month? February is “Love Your Body” month at the University of Maryland. This is a time dedicated to helping people understand their external and internal beauty. Now doesn’t this sound amazing?
Body image has become an important part of our society and not in a positive way. “Up to 24 million people of all ages and genders suffer from an eating disorder,” according to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders. The mold of the ‘perfect body’ needs to be broken because beauty does not come in a size. Understand that everyone has their own issues and it is up to all of us to overcome them and love and respect our bodies for the way they are. You can show your love by staying positive and taking care of your body.
The more you think of something the more likely it is to be true. Fat talk is considered negative thoughts and comments about your physical body. It does not boost moral or make people happy and quite frankly it leaves a bad taste in your mouth. Fight fat talk and understand that you are stronger and better than negative body comments. Look in the mirror and tell yourself a compliment every day. Leave inspiring messages around the house or office. And don’t forget to compliment others, everyone needs a little boost some times. These are some ways that can help you embrace how amazing you are!
Love your body because it is the home that you live in. Taking care of your body is extremely important. Remember to have healthy doses of exercise daily in order to keep your body working in tip top shape! Food is our fuel. Do not look upon food in a bad way, it is needed for all of your bodily functions. Fuel up with nutritious foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low fat dairy and lean meats. It’s ok to have a treat once in a while, you deserve it. Keeping a well-balanced diet will have you feeling great and will give you the energy to conquer anything!
Love and care for your body and who you are because there could never be a more beautiful YOU!




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