Body image refers to how a person sees or perceives their appearance, and the feelings associated with that viewpoint. As humans, we often compare ourselves to those around us and this comparison may affect the way we eat, dress, or treat each other.
Our body image is connected to our self-esteem. Self-esteem is how we value and respect ourselves as a person. Self-esteem affects how we take care of ourselves emotionally, physically, and spiritually.
It's important to embrace ourselves and our differences to realize the beauty every person has and how uniqueness enhances life experience.
“Positive body image isn’t believing your body LOOKS good. It’s knowing that it IS good, regardless of how it looks.” – Dr. Lindsay Kite