Do You Love Your Body Today?

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Today, October 20, is NOW’s Love Your Body Day.stock_tapemeasure

Since 1998, the National Organization for Women (NOW), the NOW Foundation and NOW chapters around the country have organized events in local communities, on college campuses and in schools to demand change. To the fashion, beauty, diet and advertising industries, we say: No more fake images. Show us real women — whole human beings who are as beautiful as they are diverse and as strong as they are beautiful.

We’re facing nothing less than a public health crisis over body image. Consider the facts:

  • 50% of 3 to 6 year old girls worry about being fat.
  • 80% of girls have tried a fad diet by the time they’re in the fourth grade.
  • 80% of women are dissatisfied with their appearance.

Hollywood and the fashion, cosmetics and diet industries work hard to make each of us believe that our bodies are unacceptable and need constant improvement.

Read More: Huffington Post

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  1. Couldn’t agree more! To get to a point where you improve your body to sustain it’s health and your life is a journey, but a worthy one.

  2. Sherri Griffith says:

    I think it is okay to want to improve your body by being healthy with eating right and exercising. You have to first love yourself and work from the inside out. This process doesn’t come easy to some of course but that is what I had to do. After I began to love myself all the rest fell into place.

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