How you feel about your body affects how you feel about yourself. There is an irrevocable link between body image and self-esteem. Exercise is a great way to improve both body image and self-confidence. As physical exertion improves body shape, neurotransmitters released during exercise lift our mood.

That double bonus occurs with any kind of exercise, but certain types of exercise emphasize the mind-body connection and can actually improve your body image.

  • Yoga. Yoga produces a sense of mental and spiritual well-being through the performance of a series of postures and poses that offer specific physical benefits. Yoga’s dual focus on mind and body produces a greater degree of body satisfaction and a more positive body image than forms of aerobic exercise.
  • Pilates. Exercises that strengthen the core focus attention on breathing and body alignment, increasing flexibility and body awareness. Strengthening and defining basic core muscles improves appearance and body image.
  • Dance. Turning emotions into physical expression through dance movements is one of the ultimate mind-body experiences. Creative dancers experience a great degree of mind-body synergy and satisfaction with the appearance of their bodies.
  • Martial arts. Practitioners of martial arts experience a sense of strength and power that sends self-confidence soaring as they master control of their bodies.

Scottsdale CoolSculpting produces similar feelings of power and self-confidence. As CoolSculpting eliminates problem areas and your body becomes more shapely and defined, body image improves and self confidence soars!