In It For Health

Where health and psychology intersect

Summer Stressing

Posted by Dr. Susan on June 10, 2006

It’s been quite a while since I posted–no excuses, but I’ve been traveling a lot with my new book, Dr. Susan’s Girls-Only Weight Loss Guide and It’s been hard keeping all the other balls in the air too!

Now that the weather is warm (in many parts of the world) I’ve been thinking about how difficult it must be for some girls (and women) to peel off the layers of clothing that have been hiding their bodies all winter. Being overweight, or feeling bad about your body can make it tough to put on shorts, tank tops and bathing suits. Some girls tell me that they won’t go to the pool or beach because they are embarrassed about how they look in skimpy clothes. I know exactly how you feel because I’ve felt that way myself. But it’s important to remember that the summer is an awesome time to start making changes in your lifestyle. There are lots of great summer fruits available and the weather is perfect for a walk outside. Rather than feeling down, use these months to start feeling better because you’re DOING SOMETHING to be healthier and happier. Here are three tips:
1. Begin a journal–write about your feelings–good and bad
2. Eat three fruits a day
3. Take a short walk each day (alone or with a friend)

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