Negative body image is rampant in society, with children as young as 5 years old being afraid of being fat and afraid of what they eat. Society is constantly on the attack, making both boys and girls fearful of being too fat. It used to be more of a problem for females, but with the “war on obesity,” now just as many boys live in fear and dread about their bodies.
At Rago & Associates we are committed to a healthy lifestyle and a positive body image for every person. As you learn the most flexible, healthy ways to take care of your body, that work for you specifically, you can let go of frustration and hatred toward your body, and move on to living your life with joy and happiness.
If you find yourself preoccupied with your body all day, from when you get up in the morning until you go to bed at night, and if you find that you blame your body as the cause of everything that goes wrong in your life, you will see that this is very unproductive. Learning the real causes for your problems in life allows you to find REAL SOLUTIONS. And learning to be more kind and understanding to your body leads to a more fulfilling and productive life.
The biggest cause of negative body image is the very world that we live in. It is extremely hard to love and accept your body when bombarded by messages even in the media, and socially, give us the exact opposite message. We learn not to accept our body, but rather to change it. If you are going to learn to love your body, you are going to have to fight for it! The Rago team is dedicated to helping your inner rebel learn how to care for your body, optimize it and defend it against society's attacks!
Society in general is very brutal when it comes to supporting body image. But having an experience where a loved one, boyfriend, peers, a coach, a teammate, familiy members or even your family doctor directly tell you that you need to lose weight or tell you that you are fat, or have a body part that does not look good: this can cause years of pain and confusion about your body. The person justifies this because they are only trying to "help" you look your best for your own good or for your health. Please come and work with us if this has happened to you because this is our specialty! It is normal to internalize negative body image from experiences like this. But it is very important to take back your power and learn to love and accept your body.
No one deserves to live with a “biggest loser” mentality, where people are ostracized and put on severe diet and exercise plans in order to be acceptable. Our team of specialty dieticians and therapists can help you look over your life, make the changes that you want to, in eating, in attitude, in relationships, in physical activity and in your family. We are dedicated to helping children, teens, adults and families all be their best, and feel good about themselves for who they are.