Embrace and love your body, it is the most amazing thing you will ever own. – Tumblr
We are living in a century where our society is overly obsessed with the idea of the perfect body image. (Sexton, 2006) You can see that “perfect” body image everywhere, be it in magazines, fashion runways or advertisements.
Some may argue that being conscious of our body image might not totally be a bad thing. Most standard clothing outlets cater to size 14 or smaller, but 50% of the female population are size 14 or larger. (Jones, 2012)
This brings me to my point that exercising actively and having a balance diet not only help us to stay healthy, it is also able to ease some of the social pressure we face. We tend to be more confident and happy with ourselves after every workout session. Endorphins, also known as the “feel-good” enzymes, are released when we exercise. (Schoenfeld, 2012)
But the question is, are we truly undergoing the right procedures to achieve that ideal body image of ours, or are we simply choosing an alternative route that seems easier and quicker?