Wouldn’t it be nice to be at peace with your body image?
Counselor and nutrition expert Nina Manolson says it’s especially difficult for women, and even more so later in life.
“End the war with your body and food to create body-peace,” she says, recalling her long struggles in that war.
Regular exercise plays a big role in this, as well. Nina calls it joyful movement, and it ties into how she teaches mature women to have healthy relationships with their bodies.
Women are told constantly throughout their lives, “You eat this, and then you’ll get small,” Nina says. “But the reality is not everybody’s body responds that way.”
Short-term solutions aren’t solutions at all. And to overcome disappointments with them takes time, compassion and support.
“You’ve lived. You’ve been through childbearing years, surgeries, cancer, losses – like, a million things,” she says. “And there’s more access to intuition at this age after women have lived in our bodies for a few decades.”
Embrace the changes your body goes through later in life, and the hard-won wisdom and intuition you’ve gained. Maintain your health and vitality with proper nutrition and regular exercise. Listen to more from Nina on the Optimal Aging podcast, and come see us today to start working on that positive relationship with yourself.
Holly Kouvo is a personal trainer, functional aging specialist, senior fitness specialist, brain health trainer, writer, and speaker.