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Why Body Positivity Is Important

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Why Body Positivity Is Important
Body positivity is focused on helping people feel better about their own bodies. Learn more about the history of this movement and its impact.

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The body positivity movement

The body positivity movement

Body positivity is the idea that all people deserve to have a positive body image, regardless of shape, size, and appearance.

The major goals of the body positivity mov...

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History of the body positivity movement

The body positivity movement has its root in the fat acceptance movement of the 1960s. The body positivity movement began to emerge around 2012, first focusing on challenging unrealistic fe...

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Reasons for body positivity

The formation of body image starts early in life. Exposure to images of the "thin ideal" poses a danger. It develops the belief that beauty, success, and esteem are the result of thinness...

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Criticism of the body positivity movement

  • Body positivity implies that people should do whatever they think to feel positive about how they look. The idealization of thinness can contribute to people engaging in actions such as extr...

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Maintaining a healthy body image

To maintain a healthy body image:

  • Adopt body neutrality. It's okay to admit that you don't like everything about your body or feel indifferent. Your worth an...

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