Body Image.

These Canadian Women Are Shedding A New Light On Body Positivity

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 03.27.2017 | Canada Style

You go, girl!

Women In Their Bras And Jeans Take Over Toronto For An Amazing Reason

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 03.21.2017 | Canada Style

"Let them stare. Let them see what we can do."

Why Body Acceptance Is The Secret To Healthy Eating

Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P | Posted 03.15.2017 | Canada
Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P

Does it ever feel like traditional nutrition advice is a little old school? That the recommendation of drink more water, eat more vegetables and cut d...

Watch These Little Girls Give Words Of Encouragement To Their Moms

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 03.15.2017 | Canada Parents

"You're beautiful, even if you don't think you're beautiful."

This Toronto Photographer Is Celebrating Women's Sexuality (NSFW)

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 03.14.2017 | Canada Living

The Sex Goddess Project features women of all different shapes and sizes, ages and colours.

5 Reasons Why Miss Universe Canada Is Our Body Image Hero

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 03.13.2017 | Canada Style

Siera Bearchell wants you to know that being comfortable in your body is beautiful.

10 Reasons Why Your Body Is Beautiful

The Huffington Post Canada | Terri Coles | Posted 03.03.2017 | Canada Living

It's time to treat your body with respect.

5 Body Image Heroes Girls Can Look Up To

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 03.01.2017 | Canada Parents

From Alessia Cara to Amandla Stenberg.

Here's How You Can Stop Body Shaming

The Huffington Post Canada | Terri Coles | Posted 02.24.2017 | Canada Living

It's harmful, unkind, and we need to shut it down.

Are You Seriously Mocking Asian Eyes, Gigi Hadid?

Isabelle Khoo | Posted 02.07.2017 | Canada Living
Isabelle Khoo

In the now-deleted clip, Gigi is seen squinting her eyes as she holds a Buddha-shaped cookie up to her face. While this type of joke is often seen as innocent, this little stunt is actually mocking the physical features of an entire race - and it's not OK. It's racist and it's ignorant.

5 Ways To Promote A Healthy Body Image For Boys

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 02.07.2017 | Canada Parents

Share stories of men who are famous for their achievements, not their muscles.

The Men And Women Who Taught Us To Love Ourselves In 2016

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 12.20.2016 | Canada Style

It was the year we learned to celebrating all the things we love about our body.

Choose Joy By Choosing To Exercise

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 12.16.2016 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

I stay on my fitness horse by reminding myself that movement is a privilege and that the future Me will ALWAYS be happier if I move. The understanding that exercise positively affects my mood has informed my entire fitness philosophy. In fact, improving my mood is typically the primary reason I train.

What Parents Need To Know About Kids And Body Image

Dax Hamman | Posted 12.05.2016 | Canada Parents
Dax Hamman

Instead of enjoying the carefree innocence of childhood, many kids these days are fixated on how they look, comparing themselves to celebrities, models, and other unrealistic ideals. As parents, it's our responsibility to help our kids navigate the tricky landscape of body image with their self esteem and perspective intact.

Shame, Diets And My Eating Disorder

Marta Michalek | Posted 11.16.2016 | Canada Living
Marta Michalek

This yo-yo or extreme dieting may be seen as harmless or even vain but we must recognize it stems from a very dangerous place. Negative body image is the negative self-perception of your body. It is often accompanied by shame; the unworthiness we feel due to our flaws. This combination of negative body image and shame is what leads us to take desperate measures with our bodies.

Trump Win Proves You Can't Be 'Your Own Kind' Of Feminist

Tara K. Reed | Posted 11.14.2016 | Canada Living
Tara K. Reed

After the U.S. election, I wanted to call myself a feminist. Especially as friends wept about the uncertain (and certain) future of a Trump America. Still, I can't. Because feminism is hiding too many racists and bigots. People who hear "Be your own kind of feminist" and place emphasis on "your own kind."

You Need To Love Yourself

Jessica Gerlock | Posted 11.07.2016 | Canada Living
Jessica Gerlock

Pushing yourself and trying new things are all part of the weight loss transformation journey. It is all about the journey, never the destination. I now know that I can always work on certain aspects in my life and still continue to love myself. Whether it is trying new workouts or meditating, I will always be developing into a better person.

With Blunt Immigrant Parents, You Don't Always Feel Beautiful

The Huffington Post Canada Editors | Posted 10.31.2016 | Canada Style

This leads to confusion, exclusion and sometimes, not feeling attractive.

Artist Creates Dress Covered In Insults About Her Appearance

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 10.19.2016 | Canada Style

She hopes the dress will help people learn to accept their bodies and be who they are.

The Dos And Don'ts Of Supporting A Loved One On Their Health Journey

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 10.11.2016 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

Adopting a healthier lifestyle is an active process; no one can force anyone else -- no matter how much they love them -- to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Your loved one has to be at least interested in having the "health conversation." Health is a process, and in order for long-term changes to occur, the person must want to -- and be ready to -- be part of the process... The million-dollar question becomes, how do you support a loved one's journey to become fit, without them feeling judged, belittled, and criticized?

Miss Italy Contestant Responds To Ruthless Body-Shaming Critics

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 09.26.2016 | Canada Style

"I embrace my curves at 360 degrees, and I'm never ashamed of them."

Body Positive Fashion Can Only Work If We All Come Together

Tia Duffy | Posted 09.27.2016 | Canada Style
Tia Duffy

Body positive campaigns are essential for progression within the fashion community and media. Why? Because they remind us to love our bodies. They remind us the "perfect body" is a hoax. Having been exposed to the harsh realities of the media and modelling from a young age, I think it is imperative to influence teenagers/women/men to love their bodies as they are without changing them.

A Positive Mindset Helped Me Lose Over Half My Body Weight

Jessica Gerlock | Posted 09.19.2016 | Canada Living
Jessica Gerlock

I was verbally bullied about my weight throughout school. The weight started increasing exponentially while I was in high school. That is when it started impacting my moods and the way I looked at life... I did not want to be around my friends and I started isolating myself. I became physically sick with stomach problems, mentally sick and looked down upon myself. I hit rock bottom.

How To Get Healthy (And Stay That Way)

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 09.16.2016 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

We all know the benefits of working out and eating well, but when it comes to our health, knowing and doing -- especially doing over the long-term -- are two very different things! Sure, most of us can be dedicated for a few days -- sometimes a few months -- but long-term change is a whole other ballgame.

Make Health Decisions As If You Were Making Them For A Loved One

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 08.29.2016 | Canada Parents
Kathleen Trotter

Get rid of your destructive internal dialogue. You wouldn't let your best friend or child talk badly about their body and self-worth; why is it okay for you to berate yourself? Obviously be honest. Don't tell yourself you are making healthy choices if you're not, but don't metaphorically flog yourself with unproductive self-hate.