Regardless of society’s standards of fitness and beauty, it is important to develop goals that make sense to you, and are achievable by you. Many obstacles can get in your way of finding your shape including injuries, chronic stress, body image, hormone imbalances, digestion and metabolism.
Sue Huff, executive director at the Eating Disorder Support Network of Alberta, explains when our desire to be as healthy as possible actually becomes a disease, in a recent publication of the MacEwan University Newsletter, “the Griff. Read “Obsessed with clean living”
Psychological and emotional issues are important in addressing many body image issues. At our clinic, our holistic therapy practice acknowledges the mind and body together. Patients often experience a sense of well-being after treatments, and a greater internal awareness. These positive effects can lead to further action and understanding such as:
- Seeking support & counseling
- Examining attitudes on body image
- Understanding appetite and satiety
Acupuncture, massage, and exercise work by supporting your inherent tendency to be in health, acting through influencing indirectly and generally many vital systems such as the autonomic nervous system, immune system, and the endocrine system that controls metabolism.