Paula Oliveira recently used her Instagram profile to unload the pressure on the perfect body with which she had been struggling for a few days. This is because when she participated in a rehearsal at the Grand Rio Stadium, the Rio de Janeiro samba school where she was the Queen of Drums, she received comments about her physical shape.
According to netizens, it is likely that she is pregnant due to the shape of her stomach.
“Do you think I was on my stomach? You know what, tummy or no tummy, I thought she was pretty, that’s what counts. And come here people, not every tummy is a baby, no. But what I meant was that We have to take care of ourselves, yes, that is part of it, but mainly, that we feel healthy, satisfied and beautiful, not that we look pretty, and what I want for my carnival is to feel like it, to be excited. And a word of caution “Here, talking about the other’s body is very dangerous. So let’s try not to do that. Finally, I would like to send you a kiss, thanks for the compliments. And say that: we are all women with real meat,” said Paula Oliveira.
Stay Beautiful or Stay Healthy?
The actress’s response to the comments sparked an important discussion: more and more experts and international organizations highlight the importance of health and body care as ways of living longer and better.
“Sedentary lifestyle has long ceased to be an ‘alternative lifestyle’. The evidence provided by medical science indicates that it can be considered a contemporary and global pathology,” explains psychoanalyst Eduardo Sut.
But what happens when exercise and healthy eating become an obsession? The truth is that society (and especially social networks) pressures us more and more to seek aesthetic results that are often unrealistic.
The Internet in general and social networks in particular seem to work in this case as in all the others. They distort, reinforce, and propagate delusions or fantasies that almost always end as “true.”
The result of this, according to the professional, is a “hyperinflated expectation”, that is, the idea that you can achieve an impossible goal if you try hard enough. Thus, when this does not happen, Eduardo Sot explains that feelings of suffering can arise that cause damage to the person’s mental health.
“If someone really believes in this illusion that there is a ‘body summer’ and that everyone can achieve it, the subject’s self-esteem will always suffer”, he assures.
Pressure on the Perfect Body: How do we Deal with it?
Creating a new look at the images published on social networks is a fundamental process to avoid a greater impact on mental health. In some cases, psychological monitoring is important so that the person can rebuild their self-esteem and create a better relationship with the media.