Diet is just a four-letter word, right? Lately, there’s been a huge surge in the body positivity movement, and I for one am all for it! As long as you’re taking care of yourself and you’re healthy, why should it matter what size you wear?
The Women’s Health Clinic has come up with a fun and easy initiative to support the body positivity movement by challenging businesses to become ‘Body Peace Zones’ for International No Diet Day on May 6.
So, what does participating in this movement look like? The campaign breaks down to three easy features:
- Don’t talk about diets, weight or body size
- Be non-judgmental about the food choices or eating habits of others
- Accept and respect all body types, including your own
The Women’s Health Clinic believes that healthy communities foster healthy individuals. When I spoke with them about Body Peace, they said that negative body image impacts mental and physical health in a number of ways, such as anxiety, depression and eating disorders.
If your business wants to participate as a Body Peace Zone, all you need to do is put up the poster (which you can get here) in visible, high traffic areas and place the inspiring quotes on mirrors and stickers on the front door/window. Also, don’t forget to use #nodietday and tag @WHCwpg to let them know you’re taking part.