Positive Body Image

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.
  • He speaks positively about himself and his body.
  • She doesn’t put others down.
  • He is not trying to change his body to be bigger or smaller than its natural size.
  • She says how she is feeling.
  • He loves all food and eats without feeling guilty.
  • She compares herself to herself and not to others.
  • He doesn’t change himself for the approval of others.
  • She smiles a lot and makes eye contact.
  • He does things that he loves outside of his sport.
  • She speaks out about things that bug her.
  • He eats as much as he wants/or as little as he wants.
  • She expresses her emotions.
  • He listens well.
  • She doesn’t take things personally.