Body & Health Confidence

by Catherine Pratt

body and health confidence Your body confidence (self image as well as mental confidence) can be affected by how you’re feeling health wise.

It's pretty hard to feel upbeat and positive if you feel tired all the time and struggle to make it through the day, isn't it?

It also makes it tough to accomplish things and then you can end up feeling like a failure because you're not able to fulfill the goals you’ve set for yourself. Dr. Lawrence Wilson in his book, Sauna Therapy for Detoxification and Healing , also says, "Some fears and other negative attitudes and behaviors are in fact compensations for ill health or low energy. As health improves, these are no longer needed and may disappear suddenly. A surprising shift may occur, often accompanied by an insight about oneself or about the world." What a great added benefit just for getting yourself healthy again.

Sometimes, all it takes is making a few simple changes and you get completely different results. For example, instead of feeling tired all the time, you suddenly have the energy to do the things you want.

That's what the articles on this page are all about, making healthy choices to dramatically improve your self confidence.

Body & Health Categories

  • Exercise
  • Feeling Tired
  • Goals
  • Nutrition
  • Pain
  • Panic Attacks
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Stress
  • Additional Resources

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  • 28 Mental Reasons To Exercise
    You know exercise is good for your body but did you know it's also good for you mentally? I challenged Jason Squires from Squires Fitness to come up with 20 reasons why exercise is so good for you from a mental perspective. He surpassed my challenge and came up with 29 mental reasons to exercise.

    Feeling Tired

  • Why am I so tired? My personal experience with SAD
    SAD is also sometimes known as the Winter Blues because it’s usually triggered by the shortened hours of light during the winter. It’s estimated to affect 6 out of 100 people in North America. If you feel tired and are craving carbohydrates, you might be interested in reading my personal story of Life With SAD. It started out with me feeling unbelievably tired all the time.

  • I'm So Tired. What Your Brain Might be Trying to Tell You.
    If you feel tired all the time, it can be tough to develop self confidence. Being tired doesn’t always just mean you haven’t had enough sleep. Here’s a few other reasons why you might be feeling tired.

  • Another Reason For Feeling Tired All The Time - Dehydration
    I tried out the experiment of drinking more water and I was absolutely amazed at what a difference this simple change made.

  • 11 Tips To Beat Those Low Energy Days

  • Raising Your Energy Levels
    What's your energy level? Your answer may be the reason why you're not accomplishing as much as you'd like. Here are some tips on how to raise your energy levels.

  • Also, check out The Schwarzbein Principle
  • in the "Nutrition" section below. I had no idea that what I was eating, which I thought was really healthy, was actually making me extremely tired all the time.

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  • How To Make New Goals And Habits Stick - Do you find that you start out strong with your plans for changing your life like starting a new exercise routine and then end up sliding back into your old habits after only a few weeks? Well, ask yourself these 6 questions first and you'll be well on your way to making any new goal stick.


  • The Schwarzbein Principle
  • Ever wonder if something is wrong with you that you feel so drained all the time? Maybe it’s what you're eating. I found this to be a really helpful resource in figuring out what a good diet really involves. There's so much conflicting information out there and I found that this one made a lot of sense. It also explained to me that it wasn't just a matter of me not having enough willpower to give up foods that I knew were bad for me. There are hormonal factors involved when trying to get off sugar and caffeine. It helped me to understand what my body was going through and how I needed to be healthy first before I could lose weight.

  • L-Glutamine - Not Just For Stomach Aches Anymore
    I started out taking L-Glutamine to solve my problem of constant stomach aches but it seems to have also solved some of my SAD symptoms like feeling tired and constantly craving sugar.

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  • Body Pains or Simply Emotions Not Acknowledged?
    I had a back ache that just wouldn’t go away. Well, not until I read a book on releasing emotions to heal pain. It was a fascinating new way of regarding the power of our emotions especially when we don’t acknowledge them.

  • Why Emotional Stress and Pain Isn't Always Such a Bad Thing

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    Panic Attacks

  • Do you suffer from panic or anxiety attacks?
  • The web site, No More Panic, was recommended to me from a friend who has dealt with panic attacks most of her life. She found it to be a great help in realizing you're not going crazy and there are things you can do. This site has good suggestions on how to manage panic and anxiety attacks while they're happening and even some suggestions on how to reduce the number of attacks you may have. It gives you that extra bit of confidence to just know that you can handle them when they happen.

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    Seasonal Affective Disorder & Review of SAD Lights

  • Why am I so tired? My personal experience with SAD
    SAD is also sometimes known as the Winter Blues because it’s usually triggered by the shortened hours of light during the winter. It’s estimated to affect 6 out of 100 people in North America. If you feel tired and are craving carbohydrates, you might be interested in reading my personal story of Life With SAD.

  • How to Deal With SAD
    Here are the 4 things I find make the biggest difference when dealing with SAD.

  • SAD Light Comparison
    If you're thinking of getting a SAD light, here's my review of the two SAD lights I have; the Sadelite and the Litebook which might help you in your decision making.

  • SAD FAQ's
    Some Frequently Asked Questions I've received about dealing with SAD.

  • Benefit of Vitamin D with SAD

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  • Feeling Overwhelmed? - Are you feeling overwhelmed? It could be because you're reacting instead of choosing.

  • How To Deal With Stress - What Are You Afraid Of?

  • An Easier Way To Handle Stress

  • Feeling Pressured?
    The following story may reveal to you a simple technique to relieve some of your feelings of being pressured.

  • Don't Just Do Something, Sit There
    4 tips on how to learn to enjoy every moment.

  • Feed My Little Fish
    Now, here's something relaxing to do. Just watch my little fish below for a bit. Or they're always hungry so just click your mouse and give them some food. Thanks! They'll also follow your cursor.

    Additional Resources for Stress Relief

  • Access the Alpha State of Mind
    This is a link to the Psychic Junkie web site and on this page it tells you how to calm yourself down and get into the alpha state of mind. There's also an MP3 file you can download for free which is quite relaxing to hear.

    Additional Resources

  • - Do you have bulimia or suspect that a family member or close friend is struggling with this illness? Your Bulimia Recovery is a fantastic resource on how to recover from this illness.

  • - This web site has some great information which will teach you womens health strategies to cope with the pressures of daily life and to overcome the challenges of stress, self-esteem, nutrition, weight loss, skin care and more… The Diet Reviews page is valuable in providing a detailed review of the most popular diet plans out there. Gives you the pro's and con's of each so you can make an informed decision.

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