All Entries For body image

Make This the Summer of Self-Acceptance

Instead of entering swimsuit season with the typical reluctance or dread, why not declare this the summer of self-acceptance and learn to love your body?
Posted 4/29/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 20 comments   16,594 views
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Pioneers of the Plus-Size Movement

This season, some brave, beautiful plus-size women are leading the charge toward a more accepting beauty industry.
Posted 3/21/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 36 comments   20,655 views
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Will Hollywood Ever Learn to Stop Worrying and Love Real Bodies?

As female celebrities work to break body image stereotypes, is anyone in Hollywood listening?
Posted 12/4/2015  12:00:00 AM By: Alicia Capetillo : 15 comments   19,766 views
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4 Things Nobody Tells You about Your Post-Partum Body

Wondering if your after-baby body is normal? Here are four honest truths about the post-partum body, from a fit mom who's been there!
Posted 1/16/2015  12:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 2 comments   18,159 views
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4 Tips to Stop the Fat Talk for Good

Stop beating yourself up about every little flaw! Here's how to accept your body right now--not 10 pounds from now.
Posted 4/17/2014  12:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 27 comments   74,323 views
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9 Body-Positive Quotes to Boost Your Self-Esteem

When you need a little boost of self-esteem (and who doesn't), here are 9 of our favorite quotes and mantras.
Posted 4/15/2014  6:00:00 AM By: Megan Patrick : 58 comments   244,453 views
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55 Things the Scale Won't Tell You

Do you find yourself beating yourself up over the number on the scale? The next time you have a disappointing weigh-in, turn to this list for a little perspective.
Posted 3/17/2014  12:00:00 AM By: Melinda Hershey : 64 comments   139,166 views
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Why 'Fitspiration' Isn't So Inspirational

All of those ''fitspirational'' images online may be more harmful than you think. Here's how to feel empowered without the unrealistic pictures and mantras.
Posted 11/29/2013  12:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 110 comments   65,907 views
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How Your Genes Affect Your Jean Size

Everyone is born with a certain body type and shape that we can't change. What we can change is how we choose to take care of our bodies!
Posted 11/7/2013  6:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 47 comments   68,013 views
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Is Being Really Lean Really Worth It?

Is being super lean really all it's cracked up to be? Here's a trainer's take on whether it's worth the work to aim for a ''perfect'' physique.
Posted 8/1/2013  6:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 138 comments   158,338 views
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Poll: One Exercise You'd Never Do in Public?

Are there any exercises you really don't like to do when other people might see you?
Posted 6/14/2013  12:00:00 PM By: Dean Anderson : 345 comments   25,533 views
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Want the Body of a Fitness Model? Find Out What it Really Takes

A figure competitor dishes about the restrictive diet and intense workout routines that helped her get ripped arms, toned legs and defined abs in a matter of months.
Posted 6/7/2013  12:00:00 PM By: Nicole Nichols : 407 comments   585,611 views
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What is Your True Size?

Do find it more frustrating to go clothes shopping today than it was just a few short years ago? Does a size on the tag determine how much you are willing to spend for an item?
Posted 5/24/2013  12:00:00 PM By: Nancy Howard : 734 comments   71,851 views
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Poll: Would You Consider Cosmetic Surgery?

Would you ever consider cosmetic surgery?
Posted 4/26/2013  12:00:00 PM By: Tanya Jolliffe : 835 comments   41,149 views
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Poll: Would You Trade One Year for the Perfect Body?

Knowing that weight loss can be hard work, would you be willing to trade time to get the body you've always wanted? A new survey says some women are willing to make that trade.
Posted 4/24/2013  12:00:00 PM By: Jen Mueller : 284 comments   49,878 views
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