As part of our Healthy Tips for a Healthier Life series continues, we look at those that you look up to. Who is your role model? What is it about this person that you look up to them or are inspired by them? Are they in great shape? Do they have a winning attitude? Are they humble? Point 2 of our top ten list we ask you to Rethink Your Role Model especially if they have bad habits that you have picked up!
2. Rethink Your Role Model
Barbie’s still the first role model many young girls are drawn to. But let’s be honest. For most of us to look like Barbie, we’d have to be nearly 6 feet tall, shrink our waist size by 8 inches, move the excess inches up to our chests, and then pose in the “suck in the gut/high heel” position all the time. Come on! There’s a better way to live our lives than pretending.
Select positive role models. Choose role models that help you feel good about who you are, rather than ones who make you feel bad. Find a female role model who is strong, healthy — and real!