5-Reasons-Why-You-Should-Embrace-Your-BodyBe proud of your body

LaserAway recently conducted a study and found that 49% of Americans don't make an effort to embrace body positivity, and less than half feel confident in their bodies. No two bodies are shaped exactly the same, and those differences are what make us beautiful! Tall, short, thin, or curvy, it's about loving what you've got and learning how to best accentuate your own unique body. If you find that you struggle with body positivity, here are five reasons why you should embrace your body as it is in the current moment.

1. To practice self-love

Embracing your body as it is allows you to practice self-love. And it's true — you have to love yourself first before others can love you fully. If you embrace your body no matter it's shape or size, you'll appear more confident and proud, which will radiate outward to others.

2. To set a positive example

In today’s society, many people are told from a very early age that they're not pretty enough, not thin enough, and not smart enough. Embracing your body enables you to be a positive role model for those who may be struggling with body image. This is especially true if you have kids in your life. Instead of putting yourself down, exude confidence, which will help the young people around you develop higher self-esteem.

3. To boost your love life

If you start embracing your body and stop putting yourself down, your love life will benefit tremendously. Why? Because when you're not feeling beautiful, you're not going to be completely receptive to romance. But, if you're feeling sexy and confident in your own body, your attitude will completely change the dynamic in a relationship.

4. To reaffirm your beauty

There are no if's, and's, or but's about it — all body types are beautiful. Embrace your body because it is gorgeous!

5. To realize that your body is amazing

There isn't only one ideal body type. Every person is built differently, and that is something that should be embraced. Instead of getting fixated on one body type, you should celebrate body diversity — it's incredible that each body is so unique! Whether you’re a size four or 24, your body is beautiful and something to be loved.

All bodies are beautiful

Remember that it is our responsibility to take care of our bodies and to be healthy. There isn’t one size that’s “healthier” or more “in shape” than another size. Loving your body means taking care of it with nutritious food, physical activity, plenty of rest, and general self-care. Instead of putting yourself down for whatever size you are, embrace your natural body type!

  1. "15 Reasons Why You Should Embrace Your Curves," Thought Catalog, November 10, 2014.
  2. "How to Embrace Your Curves," Canadian Living, December 20, 2010.