Only 1 in 5 women in Australia are satisfied with their body weight. The constant exposure from social media and TV adverts showing bodies that are not realistic or representative of the general population can easily stir up feelings of anxiety and impact our sense of self.
Many women refuse to go to a gym, knowing that they just don’t fit the stereotypical image of the usual attendee. This is especially true for women with a disability, older women, women who feel unfit, or women who feel that they are overweight. Because they feel they are being judged, they avoid the exercise that could help them become stronger and healthier! If only there was a kind and compassionate personal trainer able to help with both their physical fitness AND their body image issues!
Want to know more about how to build a health body image?
Body image and self concept can have a huge impact on your mental health, and poor body image may also lead to the development of eating disorders.
If you are struggling with body image issues, and/or would like to gain more control over your eating and weight, call 3067 9129 to make an appointment with one of our experienced Psychologists.