Nature for a positive body image

positive body image

In an age where we’re bombarded by posts of perfection, it can be hard to feel positive about how we look. So it’ll come as no surprise to learn that ditching social media and turning to nature can help.

Research by Anglia Ruskin University in the UK shows that green spaces have a powerful effect on promoting positive body image. And you don’t even have to go outdoors to reap the benefits as any exposure to natural environments—even photographs—promotes respect for the body and a rejection of unrealistic body ideals.

Do you want to make your house more green without much effort and the need for green thumbs? These five plants are easy to take care of.

Text Julia Gorodecky  Photography Ana Gabriel/