Our podcast's weight management and body image tarter pack featuring episodes from Optimal Health Daily.
Weight Management and Body Image
Maintaining a healthy weight isn't just about a number on the scale.
You also want to aim for a healthy body image so that your health and happiness are at optimum levels.
For example, being overweight comes with health risks like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, osteoarthritis, and other diseases.
Body image refers to how you see yourself physically. This includes how you perceive your body's functionality and attractiveness. Self-criticism and feedback from others on your body can influence a negative internalized body image.
Are there reliable, scientifically-proven ways to keep the weight off? And what are some strategies to maintain a healthy body image over the long-term?
These episodes from our health show will help you learn about maintaining a healthy weight and body image.
Weight Management and Body Image Starter Pack: Podcast Episodes
Here are a selection of episodes covering the topic of weight management and body image.
Feel free to select the episode which resonates the most with you, or check them all out to gather the tips you'd most like to apply in your own life!
1. Jessi Kneeland on Body Image Issues
As Jessi says, “Struggling with body image often means simultaneously struggling with food and exercise.” Learn how to free yourself from unrealistic standards and focus on what's important to build a more positive connection to your body.
2. Chalene Johnson on Weight Loss Facts and Myths
Can you spot reduce fat? Does muscle really weigh more than fat? And how do you get your family to eat healthy without everyone kicking up a fuss? Fitness expert Chalene Johnson clears up some weight loss myths and explains how to eat clean.
3. Crystal Karges on Postpartum Bodies and Weight Loss
The postpartum period is a vulnerable time when many big changes are occurring on mental, physical, and emotional levels. Societal messages encourage new mothers to “lose the baby weight” and gain back their former bodies, but is this realistic and compassionate? Crystal shares how to be kind to yourself with practical tips instead.
4. Rachel Trotta on Metabolic Balance
Metabolism refers to the amount of energy that your body has to spend to maintain itself daily. Listen to Rachel explain the big factors that influence your metabolic rate, and what you can do to stick with sustainable, healthy habits.
Catch up with Part 2 of the episode here:
5. Marygrace Taylor on How to Boost Metabolism
Marygrace Taylor explains how metabolism works and factors like gender and age that determine your metabolic rate. She also shares metabolic boosting tips that will bring about more significant benefits when coupled with a sensible exercise routine and healthy diet.
6. Dr. Margaret Rutherford on Fighting Your Critical Voice About Your Body
Dr. Rutherford explains what being stuck in eating disordered thinking is, and how to stop harsh self-criticism and body bashing.
7. Nia Shanks on Minimalist Health and Fitness, and Joshua Becker on Body Image
Nia Shanks breaks down the bare essential activities you need to do to improve your health (and save time and money). In the second half of the episode, Joshua Becker shares how to make healthier in the right context instead of swinging between the extremes of dieting and being overweight.
8. Leo Babauta of Zen Habits on Fitness Resolutions
Successful healthy changes are made like all other changes: one step at a time. Leo Babauta shares tips on how to be on the road to healthy by breaking your health goals down into smaller, manageable steps.
9. Chalene Johnson on Weekend Weight Loss Tips
This episode isn't about losing a certain number of pounds over a single weekend. It's about entering the weekend with a healthy mindset so that you have a healthy momentum in the following week.
Instead of over-indulging over the weekend, learn how to maintain healthy habits so that you don't sabotage the healthy changes you're making the rest of the time.
10. NeuroGym Team on Scientific Studies and Weight Loss
What does the research say about keeping the weight off? NeuroGym Team references scientific studies on diet plans, behaviors, and mindset when it comes to weight management.
Check out Part 2 of the post here:
Where Do I Go From Here?
We hope this weight management and body image starter pack have given you lots of practical tips on how to feel good about your health and physical body.
Let us know which episode or tips were your favorite from this list, and how you think your life will improve with these tips.
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