In this module, we explore the often-overlooked connection between menopause and body image. Research indicates that a remarkable 83% of postmenopausal women experience low body image, with the severity of menopausal symptoms playing a pivotal role. As our bodies transform during this natural life stage, they often diverge from societal ideals. Whether these changes are inherent or influenced by modern lifestyles is a topic of debate. However, it is essential to embrace them as a part of life’s progression.
Throughout this module, we delve into the multifaceted concept of body image, examining how it influences our identity, self-esteem, and emotional well-being. We emphasize the importance of working on body image as part of our long term wellbeing and show you how you can do it. By shifting our perspective and changing the lens through which we view our bodies, we can lead happier, healthier lives, ultimately embracing and appreciating the one body we have. This transformation can empower us to make positive changes in our diet, exercise, and lifestyle, with self-acceptance as a driving force.
Module Learning Outcomes
- You will learn what body image is and its connection to menopause.
- You will learn why it’s important to work on your body image for long term health.
- We’ll walk you through some key activities to start working on your body image.