You know how children love running around naked when it's sunny outside?
Actually, if allowed, kids would simply rather be naked anywhere.
They just don't have that filter set in by social standards.
Even my 11-year-old seems not to have this filter fully set in yet.
There comes a time eventually that we lose the art of loving nudity, loving our bodies.
Stay with me here.
The other day walking through Brixton (a very busy area in London) I saw a woman who looked totally depressed, angry, and miserable.
Her posture was horrible, she looked like she hadn't showered in a few days, and her body was out of shape by about 30 kilos (66 pounds)
I suddenly got all existentialist and thought,
"What happened to this woman? Why is she like this? What in her life lead her to this point?"
And then strangely, I thought about what her spine looked like and how it directly reflected what her life is like.
It's like I had x-ray vision.
Sometimes I feel like I have x-ray vision.
Yes, that's my secret.
I can see through your clothes.
I can see your naked body.
Like Superman and Supergirl.
(Why is she not called Superwoman?)
They have x-ray vision.
I think I do too.
Seriously though, when was the last time you took a good hard look at your naked body and felt carefree about it, just like when you were a little kid?
I wonder, when was the last time that miserable woman inspected her naked body?
It saddens me to know that people can get to this state, to neglect their health and their bodies.
Because when you neglect your body, you're definitely not going to look at yourself naked in the mirror.
And you're just not gonna care about your health.
My theory is that if you just start paying attention to your body, your naked body, by standing in front of a full length mirror and inspecting your posture, the way you stand, the way your shoulders slouch and the way your butt sags and tucks in, you're gonna notice some things that need changing.
If you pay attention and become more aware of your posture, especially when you're naked, you're more likely to do something about it.
Listen, I'm not saying you need to get into ship-shape, and look like Arnold Schwarzenegger, or Cindy Crawford.
I'm not even expecting you to like what you see in the mirror.
We all have flaws.
Not even Cindy Crawford.
But you have to start somewhere.
Pay attention to your body.
And then do a dance.
Shake that naked booty!
Start taking care of it too!
See you at your next adjustment.
— Dr MaryAnne