Ageing and body image are hot buttons of conversation for many women. Dealing with the changes to your body as a result of children, menopause or just the ticking of time can become a mental battle as well as a physical one.
To help gain some balance and maybe a new perspective on ageing and body image we have compiled our most popular posts on the topic.
5 must read posts about ageing and body image
Jean Hailes for Women’s Health on Ageing and Body Image
“How we look matters to us. As women we are very concerned with our weight, body shape and our general appearance. In fact, research shows that many of us would rather lose weight than achieve any other goal. Body image is what we think and feel about our bodies and how we see ourselves and is highly influenced by our personal experiences, cultural beliefs and the society we live in.”
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How can you wake up every day truly LOVING your body?
Our bodies are there for us, day in and day out, and yet we tend to judge them harshly – often from the moment we open our eyes in the morning. Our bodies are also the first thing we will neglect when we get busy or time poor. Your body truly is your best friend, if you let it be. It can contribute amazing things to you when you are willing to listen and receive them.
Read the full post by Dr Dain Heer
Samantha Armytage on body image
When Deborah sat down with the delightful Samantha Armytage to talk about the launch of her book ‘Shine – Making the most of life without losing yourself’ she asked Samantha how she deals with media pressure to look perfect all the time. As Sam, who has had her share of negative press on this issue says, “If someone is out there and doing their best in the world, and they’re not a perfect size 8, that is no reason to attack them. I’m a journalist, not a model”.
Amanda Keller on learning to accept your body the way it is
How many hours did you spend as a young woman standing in front of the mirror sucking in your stomach, poking at your thighs, wishing that your body was different?
Deborah asks Amanda Keller what advice she’d give a younger version of herself and in this interview, she talks about the way women are so hard on themselves in terms of their body image.
Rebecca Gibney on gaining weight for a role and body image
Rebecca talks to Deborah about how she felt about her body after gaining 14kg for her award winning role in Mental.