A healthy body image is one dimension of feeling successful. Being comfortable in your own skin makes for a better quality of life, and is likely to make you more attractive and impressive to others as well.

However accomplished you are, it’s hard to feel like a success if you’re not entirely happy with your physical appearance. Of course, you can exercise and be more careful about what you eat and drink, but it’s also a good idea to begin by accepting and learning to enjoy your body here and now, whatever it looks like. When we think of the body beyond mere appearance, there’s a lot it can teach us.

Positive body image

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