How Diet and exercise directly impact your confidence and self esteem level
By Brittany Cherrell
So, let’s be honest we all know a snatched waist and the perfect hip to chest ratio can make any woman feel “good” when she walks out the door for a night on the town, but this post is not dedicated to “looking” a certain way. This post is merely a nudge in the direction of a healthy lifestyle whatever that means for you. You see diet and exercise can play a major role in your confidence and self esteem level, and for more than just for the obvious reasons.
I talk about confidence and self esteem at length here on Level up Lady because it truly can affect so many areas of our life that can impact the quality of it like money, relationships, and your career.
So I thought it was necessary to discuss what food, and a good ole walk in the park can do to help us in our mission to build our confidence and self esteem even further. Let’s get to the facts.
“Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.”
Body image and your confidence and self esteem level
A healthy body image is so important. I myself struggled with it for years, and I came to the conclusion that it should be less about what the mirror says, and more about your actual health.
The good Lord created us in all different shapes and sizes and we should be more concerned with having a healthy regimen when it comes to diet and exercise than what the scale says.
You see committing to some sort of diet and exercise routine builds your confidence and self esteem level not just for the obvious reason of looking better, but from practicing self-care and using discipline to take care of yourself.
When you make yourself a priority you have no choice but to feel better about yourself because your choices are in line with wanting a healthy version of yourself.
This is where the boost of self-confidence comes from. Not from what your reflection shows in the mirror but from the willingness to care about yourself internally as well as externally.
The food you choose affects your mood
In this article from WebMD, it talks about how different types of foods affect your body. The premise to this explanation is that certain foods can make you lethargic, saddened, low on energy, along with a multitude of other things that do not help you become an energized woman who loves who she is and is excited about life!
Which is what it is all about!
Another thing it discusses is how certain food can be tied to an increase in risk for things like depression and anxiety. While these are conditions that may need special attention and treatment, they can surely hinder you from living a life full of confidence and self esteem.
Endorphins and confidence
I just LOVE this one because I know from personal experience that it is 100% true.
For many of us, there are times when we have to drag ourselves to the gym or we lack the motivation to take that evening jog, but once we do it we feel AMAZING!
This is because when you exercise your body releases endorphins that make you feel good.
Now there is a whole scientific explanation around endorphins and I won’t get into that, but just know that if you have ever worked out and felt like you could conquer the world when you were done you have experienced this phenomenon.
When you feel that good how could you not raise your confidence and self esteem level?
Your energy level can take you to new levels
You dag on right!
Feeling energized is an absolute gift! Feeling ready to jump out of bed and tackle the world each day allows you to do many things like…
- Get more done is shorter periods of time
- Get more done due to shorter rest times
- Have more energy to perform tasks in all areas of life that are important to you
- Feel good for a sustained period of time
The list could go on, but when you are in a state where you can do many things and achieve your goals it’s tough not to feel empowered and confident.
Food and exercise can for sure affect the level of energy you have to get things done. Check out this list of energy promoting foods to get you started.
Hopefully, you have a new found perspective on how diet and exercise can do more than just help you enjoy your reflection in the mirror.
Although this is one step in the right direction there are a few things that makeup building a high level of confidence and self-esteem.
Check out the Level up Lady self-improvement courses to get you started.
What insight have you gained from this post? Comment below.
To Your Health!