54% of men and 43% of women believe that having an athletic build is the ideal body type despite the fact that about 76% of the world’s population is overweight. It’s probably a good indicator of why there’s a lot of people who have issues with their body image. Numerous studies have shown over the years that a good body image and high self-esteem are intricately tied, so improving your self-esteem is beneficial for a variety of reasons.
People who have healthy self-confidence also demonstrate a positive body image and are generally happier with their lives. They tend to be more energetic and want to do more, therefore achieving more and having greater fulfillment. This translates into more positive energy and they become more active and tend to perform better whether they’re at the beach trying out different swimsuits and learning how to tie their bikinis in different ways, or at the office grinding out their daily tasks to save the world.
People Will Be Drawn To You
People who know and accept themselves tend to be more adaptable and are more willing to interact with other people. No matter a person’s shape, size, exuding self-confidence makes someone more attractive to different types of people. There’s a comforting feeling being around someone who’s comfortable in their own skin that others naturally gravitate towards, thus increasing the potential to have more friends and connections.
Fewer Therapy Sessions
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. That is true and is even more significant in viewing one’s appearance. A person who is happy for who they are and how they look despite their natural flaws of being human is generally less prone to mental illnesses. Studies have shown that having a negative view of one’s self increases the possibility of being afflicted with anxiety and depression, as well as experiencing more stress.
Arguments abound on what factors affect a person’s self-esteem and body image. What’s generally agreed on is that age, gender, and experiences play vital roles in affecting a person’s body and mind.