8 Things People Who Love Their Bodies Do Every Day
As long as you’re alive, your body is inseparable from you. Try as you might,* you can’t live without out it. So, reasonably, it should be well taken care of and appreciated. After all, it’s what connects you to the physical world and allows you to do the things you love every day: play sports, hug your loved ones, smell some flowers, eat delicious food and so much more.
There are people who love their bodies regardless of having sculpted arms, long legs or rock-hard abs. But, there are people who constantly struggle with their body-image. They often worry about how they look, pick at their flaws and criticize their bodies.
So, what is it that people who love their bodies do daily? Here are 8 practices that they embrace and that you should start doing, if you don’t already.
Stay physically active
People who love their body take care of it daily and one crucial way to do so is by engaging in physical activity. Body-positive people know the many benefits of regular physical activity, such as preventing obesity and heart disease, and improving mood along with energy levels.
They don’t, however, force themselves to work out.
They do physical activities that they enjoy because they simply like the way it makes their body feel. At the end of the day, it really doesn’t matter whether you’re doing push-ups or ice-skating, as long as your heart is racing your body will benefit. And when your body looks and feels good, you love it even more, driving you to continue caring for it.
Pamper their bodies
If you love something, you cherish and attend to it. People who love their bodies know they deserve some pampering.
They don’t necessarily spend hundreds of dollars on spa treatments every week but they may go for a massage once in a while, invest in their own spa tools, take a long bubble bath, or practice yoga. Your body will thank you for giving it the relaxation and treatment it deserves after over-working it so much.
Additionally, this down-time is good for your mental health and promotes better sleep (both of which are good for your body)!
Eat healthy foods
There is some truth to the saying “you are what you eat.” When you eat fatty, processed foods, you feel sluggish and sick. On the other hand, when you eat healthy foods, your body feels good and you have energy to do the things you enjoy. This, in turn, makes you love your body.
When a person loves their body, it’s much easier to take care of it. A major part of caring for your body has to do with your diet. It’s like a positive-feedback cycle: people who love their bodies eat a well-balanced diet, filled with the vitamins, minerals and nutrients that make their body feel alive. They don’t limit themselves to just one type of food and they take into consideration the rule of moderation daily, realizing that it’s a bit unrealistic to avoid eating sweets and other indulgences all of the time.
In other words, they don’t starve themselves, but they also don’t overeat.