Four steps to boost your body confidence

Do you dislike the way you look? if so you are far from alone. Read four steps to take to give your body confidence a boost.

The sad truth is that many people struggle with poor self-esteem and body issues. Low confidence can have a huge impact on your mental health and make it difficult to enjoy your life to the fullest. The good news is, there are loads of simple ways to feel more comfortable in your skin. Here are four steps to boost your body confidence today:  

Step 1: Learn to love your body 

The key to body confidence is learning to love your body and accept your flaws. Remember that everyone has body hang ups, even people who are perceived as slim or in good shape. A recent survey found that a massive “79% of women feel unhappy with how their body looks at times.”

Try to focus on the parts of your body you do like, rather than worrying about the things you can’t change. Take a break from social media if you find yourself constantly comparing yourself to other people. You should also keep in mind that many of the images you see online have been edited and photoshopped. Avoid comparing yourself to unrealistic body types that you see online and surround yourself with positive media. 

Step 2: Find a workout you enjoy 

Losing weight will not automatically make you feel more body confident, but exercise can be a great tool to improve your body image. Being active will keep you in good physical shape and help to prevent common health issues.

Exercise also releases feel-good endorphins that will boost your mood and make you feel more positive about your body. Make sure that you find a workout you love and avoid exercise that you find boring. For instance, go to a fun dance class with a friend or join group outdoor boot camp sessions instead of doing cardio in the gym.

You will be much keener to exercise if you find a workout that you enjoy. Take a look at this article by Women’s Health for fun workouts to try. 

Step 3: Address health issues 

Various health issues can affect your body confidence and make you feel self-conscious. For instance, cataract is a common medical condition that many people develop in later life. It causes the lens in your eye to become clouded and many people require glasses to improve their vision.

Fortunately, cataracts can be treated with surgery. Many people who receive treatment report feeling more confident than they did before cataract surgery. Most health issues can now be treated effectively using the latest medical technology and treatments. Resolving health issues can boost your body confidence and improve your self-esteem. 

Step 4: Explore different styles 

What you wear can have a huge impact on your body confidence. You should wear clothes that are comfortable and make you feel good about yourself. Explore different styles and find something that you love. You can go to a clothing store to try on different clothes and styles. Many clothing stores also have style assists who can help you pick out new clothes and find a style that suits your body shape. 

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