Health Tip: Feel Better About Yourself

Media images can promote poor self-view

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(HealthDayNews) -- Women in America are under pressure to measure up to a certain cultural ideal of beauty, which can lead to poor body image, the National Women's Health Information Center says.

On TV and in print, women are bombarded with images of contemporaries who are extremely thin and have flawless features. These images can reinforce an already negative view of a woman's own body.

The Women's Center offers these suggestions to help you feel better:

  • Replace negative thoughts with positive ones. Focus on things you like about yourself.
  • Surround yourself with people who have a healthy perspective about food, weight and their bodies.
  • Eat healthy foods and be active. Eating right and exercise can help you feel better about your body and give you more energy.

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