Yes, you can feel better about how you look in just 30 minutes.
BEATING THE NEGATIVE BODY IMAGE BLUE
By Prof. David Cameron-Smith for Fit Planet by Les Mills
A new study reinforces the role exercise can play in feeling better about how you look, and avoiding the harmful consequences of body dissatisfaction. Negative body image can be a daily battle for many of us women. Although not unheard of in males, it is women who suffer most from what is known technically as “body dissatisfaction”, which is often associated with low self-esteem, depression and harmful health behaviors, including eating disorders.
Although far from a miracle cure, just one 30-minute bout of exercise can have significant effects on immediate thoughts of body dissatisfaction. This then translates into a better mood and more positive thoughts that can last all day. This positive impact was further reinforced in the women who completed this study, whose self-perception improved after exercise, and who felt stronger and less overweight.
It’s hoped these findings will contribute to practical guidelines for improving body image with exercise. If your time is in a crunch, you can find 30 minute classes on the schedule throughout the week. If you have more time available, we've scheduled our classes to compliment each other with the opportunity to hop on a bike before/after your Hot Yoga or Hot Pilates class. Want to maximize your time? Try Sprint 30 and CXWorx 30 back to back!
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