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Complimenting people is a great way to brighten someones day. Making another person smile can really make you feel good. So why not do that favor for yourself, and compliment yourself next time?

Really take a minute to think about when the last time you thanked your body for all that it does for you. Find a few quiet moments everyday to thank every part of your body from your hair to your toes. Thank it for doing it what it does and then take a few minutes to realize what your favorite parts of your body are and really embrace them. In order to fully accept your body and embrace it, you must first realize that what you see in advertisements, movies and TV is not realistic. Not all women are born with body types that will allow them to be stick-thin. Remember that being healthy doesn’t necessarily mean you will be skinny, and the same goes the other way around.

The following tips are positive ways to begin appreciating your body and embracing it.

Exercise. Keeping active requires your body to be in motion and accomplish tasks, not only does this increase your positive energy, it also helps keep you and shape and helps you appreciate all that your body can do for you. Studies have found that engaging in exercise naturally increases the pride you have for your body.

Compliment others. Complimenting other people has been shown in studies to help you see the good in yourself. Once you begin to compliment others regularly, you might see that you are more likely to start complimenting yourself!

No gossip. And no talking badly about others is not what this means. It simply means when talking with your gal pals try avoiding talking about your bodies because this generally means talking about your body in a negative way –“I don’t like my hips, I don’t look good in such and such.” Find more fun topics to talk about.