Monday, August 22, 2011

What is "Beautiful"?

Society seems too hell bent these days on the ideology of the "perfect body". But my question is, what is the healthy body? Is it the body that can fit into a size 5 and look toned, thin and embody a firm skinned face with no blemishes or wrinkles? Is the perfect body one that is ripped with muscles beyond belief or is the perfect body, the more full figured person with more cushion? The answer is, no one really knows what the perfect body is. Everyone is different and unique. The media portray to us what they believe the perfect body is, as those same people also embody wealth and style. They are seen on magazines and television and therefore are epitomized to be the perfect person leading the perfectly healthy life. But you see.....there is no real answer to what the perfect being is because no one is perfect and everyone has imperfections.

It is those people who are able to embrace their imperfections and work on adopting a healthy and happy lifestyle for themselves that not only get closer to their ideal weight but also look much happier and their whole outlook on life is altered. It is important for individuals especially young women to not focus on what society would like them to be or what society classifies as beauty but to be happy with themselves and work on creating a healthy exercise and diet plan for themselves. If they are healthy and happy then there is no reason why they cannot be considered beautiful within society. After all, to be beautiful is to be healthy and happy. That is what needs to be promoted to the youth of today and embraced wholeheartedly. If you know someone struggling with their weight, their weight loss goals or any other area regarding their overall well being, instead of criticizing or merely telling them to "lose weight", be an advocate, set an example and work hard along side them. Motivate them and encourage them daily to change their lifestyle for the betterment of their health not the betterment of society. Practicing what one preaches not only frees you from hypocrisy but also promotes healthy growth and success.

Stay beautiful!