It's Your Body

When BodySense asked athletes, parents, and coaches to describe athletes with positive body image, these are some of the attributes they came up with:

  • She wears clothes that are comfortable.
  • She speaks positively about herself and her body.
  • She does not put others down.
  • She loves all food and eats without feeling guilty.
  • She eats as much as she wants.
  • She compares herself to herself, and not to others.
  • She does not change herself for others’ approval.
  • She smiles a lot and makes eye contact.
  • She does things that she loves outside of her sport.
  • She speaks out about things that bother her.
  • She says how she is feeling.
  • She expresses her emotions.
  • She listens well.
  • She does not take things personally.