RadioMD: Staying Well
RadioMD: Staying Well

Loving Yourself is Better for Your Health

January 6, 20149 min
Learn why loving your body is the most crucial element in your overall health.As a woman, living amongst thousands of advertisements of what your body should look like can do more than just damage your self-esteem.In today's world, you aren't pretty or close to being perfect unless your ribcage shows, your size zero pants are a little loose and, let's not forget, most importantly your breast sizes up to a Double-D.Who came up with these standardized beauty requirements?What's even worse is that women you once looked up to for not falling into these "normalized" categories have now fallen victim to Photoshop, proving that you shouldn't feel comfortable in your own skin.Developing a positive attitude toward your body is essential for your mental, physical and emotional health. Health writer and body image expert, Leslie Goldman, MPH, discusses how the perception and the reality of weight can be harmful to women's health.

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