Having a positive relationship with your body is important, but finding out where to start can be difficult.
When you have a positive relationship with your body, it's much easier to live a healthy and happy life. That's because healthier decisions, like choosing to get enough exercise and choosing not to eat junk food, will come to you more naturally.
To be clear, what we're talking about isn't the same as the body positivity movement, though that's an important concept as well. What we're discussing is fostering a healthy relationship to your own physical self, which usually involves (or leads to) positive mental health as well.
So how do you get started? By taking inventory.
The best place to start is by cultivating more mindfulness about your existing relationship with your body. FitTrack makes this effortless by helping you understand more about your body than ever before. And, thanks to our advanced algorithms, you can gain a better understanding of whether or not your individual health metrics are within an optimal range.
Having an objective understanding of your physical body is necessary to cultivate a more positive relationship with yourself.
But don't stop there
After you've gathered as much objective, factual information about your body as you can, it's time to evaluate how that makes you feel. Set aside all feelings of judgment, and try to reflect on each piece of data, recording how you respond as you go.
This kind of reflection can make some people uncomfortable, so remember to be kind to yourself. If you find that you're experiencing a negative reaction to a metric like body fat %, try to understand where that feeling is coming from. Then, try to understand why your metric reads the way it does, whether your reaction is positive or negative.
Be honest with yourself:
Could your diet use improvement?
What about your exercise routine?
Remember to be kind to yourself. What matters most is that you're taking inventory today, and by doing that alone, you've already started walking the path of your health and wellness journey.
Now start looking forward
Now that you have a clear understanding of where you are, how you got there, and what you want to start working on, you're ready to begin building a more positive relationship with your body. Write down specific goals that you can measure as you start taking steps forward, and identify the specific actions that will help you reach them. Remember to keep a close eye on your FitTrack reports as you go, and you'll reach your health and wellness goals before you know it. Along the way, you'll cultivate a more positive relationship with your body as well.
Just remember to be kind, acknowledge and move on from mistakes, and treat yourself with respect as you do!