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Body Shaming

Body shaming is known as the action or practice of expressing humiliation about another individual’s body shape or size. It’s a form of bullying that can result in severe emotional trauma, in all age groups  especially at a young age. Body shaming is done unconsciously and consciously by parents, siblings, friends, enemies, and schoolmates. It is often portrayed in the media as “Why is she wearing that? It is not flattering at all.” Or “I am so ugly compared to her, I will never find a date” I don’t have six packs, I don’t have muscular physique  are common thoughts and phrases used for body shaming.

 Negatively commenting about the size or shape of anyone’s body can be extremely damaging to them, potentially leading to low-self esteem, anger, self-harm and even mental health disorders, specifically body dysmorphic disorder.

Body shaming manifests in many ways:

1. Criticising your own appearance, through a judgement or comparison to another person.
2. Criticizing another’s appearance in front of them.
3. Criticising another’s appearance without their knowledge.

No matter how this manifests, it often leads to comparison and shame, and perpetuates the idea that people should be judged mainly for their physical features.

Sadly, body shaming occurs among both men and women of all different shapes and body sizes. Body shaming has included both criticisms of being “too fat”, or “too skinny”, often picking on flaws that completely irrelevant. Many magazines, social media platforms, and advertisements contribute to body shaming in ways that have started to normalise these damaging behaviour’s. 

Many TV shows and movies have fallen into this pattern as well, where the “fat” character is often the subject of criticism and comic relief.

With the trending behaviour’s of celebrities body shaming on social media, the consequences rises of the masses as individual look upon them as a mentor.

After going through the rig morale people judge Fitness parameters wrongly as skinny, without fat, sizes zero of dresses in our wardrobes, and how we look on social media etc.

Then they start torturing themselves by following weird diets like having only water or not eating for days or force feeding else eating and force vomiting.

These people ultimately go in depression because their concept of being fit and healthy is not clear.

Most people are unique combinations of the three body types:
1. Ectomorph
2. Mesomorph
3. Endomorph.

There acceptance of own body type is not there. They don’t accept their age too. Sometimes a 50+old  tries to look the way they used look  when they were married and in this battle of  non acceptance of their  age they loose stamina, fitness, and above all peace of mind. In turn they suffer from sleepless nights.

Fitness is not a number. It’s not just fitting on the vital statistics. It is the much beyond this.
We need to broaden our spectrum. Acceptance is the key. We are no robots or machine made toys which are similar on all aspects. Each one of us is a unique individual blessed and born with multitude of qualities. Why do we even need to be like someone else? Often it is seen those skinny /thin models suffer from major health problems. 

So ask questions from your own self do u want the glittery wrapping paper with broken items or vice versa.  Accept your body type. You are born perfect and start working on it. Stop comparing yourself. 

Don’t create a false impression of your own body.

 With so many facilities available in this modern era like gyms, online training sessions, diets, salons, dermatologists Why people are not happy? They are getting into depression because they are not happy with there one self . Wake up!! present age human era. Shake yourself come out of your illusion and set parameters for your own self, irrespective of others.

Concentrate on the parameters of health..

1. Get rid of basic problems like Acidity, Gas, constipation.
2. Make your body alkaline.
3. Exercise to release happy hormones.
4. Sleep well on time.
5. Eat healthy and local food.
6. Love your self. Age gracefully.
7. Build Stamina.

Health is physical & mental well being of an individual. So start working on it…

Accept your body type and then move towards your goal..

Click on this to know more about happy parenting…!!

 

29 thoughts on “BODY SHAMING”

      1. Thank u smita ma’am for guiding me towards healthy lifestyle…n helping me sheding my extra kilos…now I feel more energetic n more confident…

  1. All your articles are a treasure of health benefits. Thank you Smita for always being there for guiding us to keep us healthy in a real sense 😊

  2. Nefertiti Biswas

    This article is so inspiring. Love these lines: “We need to broaden our spectrum. Acceptance is the key. We are no robots or machine made toys which are similar on all aspects. Each one of us is a unique individual blessed and born with multitude of qualities” ❤️ Thank you for spreading such positive message into each one of us through such articles.

  3. Nefertiti Biswas

    This article is so inspiring. Love these lines: “We need to broaden our spectrum. Acceptance is the key…. Each one of us is a unique individual blessed and born with multitude of qualities” ❤️ Thank you for spreading such positive message through your articles.

  4. We have absolutely no right in body shaming anyone. A culture of change has to come in to change mindsets. I like the simple solutions given. They are so doable. We can always be the best versions of ourselves!!

  5. Vishakha Rastogi

    Nice article.. Very well explained….. Need to get into the heads of those who cover their mirrors but always keep their eyes wide open just to criticize or make fun of others…. We need to shine like a rainbow without giving a damn fr those who r colourblind😍

  6. Deeksha Mahajan(Nayar)

    Well said Smita, seen body shaming in so many spheres of life, even in parents for their children. Body acceptance should be a part of education in schools.

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