If you’re feeling dissatisfied with your body after weeks of eating more and moving less, good news! You may not need to spend months on the treadmill and off the pizza to feel more positive about your body. Instead? Just. Get. Moving.
The act of exercising itself may improve body image, regardless of actual physical changes such as fat loss and fitness progress, according to a study published in the Journal of Health Psychology.
And you don’t need to strive for maximum intensity or push yourself to the limit. While exercising regularly is a factor in reduced body dissatisfaction, the type, length, intensity and duration of exercise are less important. (No you don’t have to squeeze into Lycra either. Wear a hoodie if it makes you more comfortable.)
If you experience body dissatisfaction or preoccupation that causes you distress, disrupts your daily life or causes restrictive eating behaviours or excessive exercise, consider consulting a psychologist who can help you to identify underlying issues and discover how to feel at peace with your body. We all deserve that. 🌱#keepsoaring .