Social media and the news has been exploding lately over a video posted by comedian Nicole Arbor about #fatshaming. If you’ve never heard the term, here’s how fat shaming is defined by Urban Dictionary.
(V;): fat shaming is the act of poking fun of someone for being overweight, or telling someone they are worthless, useless, lazy, or disgusting because they are overweight.
Rather than get wrapped up in the social politics of fat shaming we would rather weigh in on the healing aspect of these heated debates. Because in actuality, there’s more than one side to every story and many other forms of shaming. There’s even fit, thin, blonde and muscle shaming. Every body’s different and everyone’s unique – and that’s a good thing! Imagine how bland this world would be if we were all the same. How about we decide to ignore the hype of putting each other down. Let’s stop with shaming each other into “better people,” okay? How about instead, we heal each other.
Here’s some simple ideas to get you started living the healthiest and happiest life ever.
Live Your Healthiest and Happiest Life Now
Begin Each Day With Purpose
Start each and every day out right – and we don’t mean with a cup of coffee. Begin your day with purpose. Taking five minutes in the morning to set an intention for your day has been proven to boost happiness and productivity levels.
Get Your Daily Dose of Vitamin E
Get moving. Exercise in some way, shape or form every single day. We understand life gets pretty busy which leads to cutting corners. But we’re not saying you have to get in a full workout. Just get moving. Go outside. Stroll around the block. Do a push-up or two between commercials. Exercise releases feel-good endorphins to boost mood, increase energy, fight depression and even combat cancer.
Make Someone Else’s Day
A single smile can cause a chain reaction. Laughter is contagious and a kind word spoken is worth more to the receiver than its weight in gold. Making someone’s day doesn’t involve elaborate gestures or thousands of dollars in presents. It can be as simple as holding the door open or complimenting a stranger on their dress. Even a cheerful “hello” can turn someone’s day around in an instant.
Feed Your Body the Good Stuff
What we put in our bodies feeds more than the physical, but the mental and spiritual as well. Good, wholesome greens and other sweet nutrients fuel our bodies with all the essentials to keep us in peak performance. Remember to keep foods as close to Mother Nature as possible for truly empowering foods that balance our body’s physical systems and cognitive functions as well.
No one can tell you how to live your life. How you choose to conduct it is up to you. Why not take this trip around the sun as a time to give your fellow man a pat on the back instead of a slap in the face. We’re all perfectly imperfect works in progress after all.