Vitamin Stree, the YouTube Channel, released a new video titled ‘Fit Is Not a Body Type’. The video addresses one of the most common problems that plagues women everywhere— body image issues. While watching it, you may get strong ‘Da Da Ding’ vibes but really, Vitamin Stree is one step ahead. They included women of all body types in the video and reinforced the fact that the state of being fit has never been restricted to one particular body type.
As humans, we know that no two bodies are the same, raising the question— why should fitness be indicated by a single image of the perfect body? We inherit different genes, go through puberty differently, consume different types of foods and lead unique lifestyles, so it goes without saying that when we’re labelled as ‘fit’, we wouldn’t expect to look all the same.
This anthem also breaks this misconception of ‘concern’ about health that is so often conflated with body shaming. Body shaming is encapsulated under never ending lists and horror stories about various ways through which fat is detrimental to our bodies. That does not encourage the need to love and look after our bodies, but constantly scare us about how our bodies are ticking time-bombs.
That is precisely why this all-inclusive video follows this very idea and gets several things right. Along with the high production value and work-out montages, the song aptly represents a variety of women. Visuals include women of diverse sizes, ages, colour and differently abled women. Vitamin Stree made sure that the video would relate to all women and portray a healthy image of being fit.
why should fitness be indicated by a single image of the perfect body?
The lyrics are strong, catchy, incredibly motivating and have a high chance of being fixed in your mind for days. Viewers have mentioned that the song has made it into their workout playlist and social media timelines. The comments under the video also depict immense support and gratitude towards the final product.
Poor body image comes from negative thoughts and feelings about your appearance, most times rooting from depictions of exclusive and non-realistic personas on-screen. Body image is a major factor in self-esteem; which is the way you think and feel about yourself as an individual.
Healthy body images and positive self-esteem is important for every person, since it helps you maintain a positive outlook on life and makes you feel proud of the who you are, both inside and out. Vitamin Stree, while staying cool and relevant, has undeniably made a conscious decision to make every woman feel valid and strong no matter what they look like.
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