YMCA’s Be Real Campaign releases Body Confidence Advent Calendar and Christmas Guide

A new guide about how to stay body confident throughout Christmas has been launched to help people make the most of the festive season and not miss out due to worries about their appearance.

YMCA’s Be Real Campaign launched the Body Confidence Christmas Guide,which includes top tips on how to worry less about what we look like in the lead up to Christmas and the start of the New Year, by focussing on experiences, quality time with loved ones and practicing self-care.

The guide is part of the campaign’s mission to create a body confident nation and is available as part of the campaign’s free Body Confidence Advent Calendar.

Densie Hatton, Chief Executive for YMCA England & Wales, said:

The lead up to Christmas and the start of the New Year is filled with additional pressure to conform to society’s unrealistic beauty ideals. From countless features in the media on how to drop a dress size in time for the Christmas party, to the ‘New Year New Me’ diet craze, the festive season can feel overwhelming.

“It’s important to remember that Christmas is an opportunity to enjoy quality time with our loved ones and what we look like should really be the last thing on our minds.

“We want everyone to make the most of the festive season without obsessing about their bodies, which is why we’ve developed a list of tips to help people feel positive.”

The Body Confidence Christmas Guide is available as a free download in the Be Real Campaign’s Advent Calendar, which will feature various body confident content starting today until 25 December.

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