Are fat people good at sports (actually moving your body)? No
Do sports encourage good body image? Yes, Gatorade and water don't make your body store fat do they?
Active lifestyle=positive body image? Yes duh, how many fat people exercise?
High self esteem can come from physical activity? It seems that athletes feel good about themselves right?
There are top athletes that are pushed to their limits in a way that is just harmful. And there are kids who are so physically unfit that being forced to participate in sports (instead of exercise privately) is just making their self-esteem issues worse.
But they are the exception. For most people sports can help to understand and like the own body to get fit and enjoy the way your performance increases and how what you learn theoretically can be practically used.
Non professional (Team) Sport on an appropriate performance level is something that is beneficial for (nearly) all age, gender and weight, because you get to know yourself and get to handle yourself and get to win every now and then. Not to mention that it can keep you healthy and therefore raise your chances to have an overall positive feedback from your body.
I believe that by engaging in an enjoyable sport, the stimulus will encourage your brain to release dopamine, a chemical that causes you to feel "rewarded" and happy. As long as you are having fun in the sport and have positive teammates, then it is possible to raise self-esteem. However, many people can feel pressured in sports because they might not amount to others. It all depends on the situation.
You get athletes who develop eating disorders all the time, including famous ones (https://www.Nationaleatingdisorders.Org/athletes-and-eating-disorders, http://mamavision.com/2010/07/02/top-20-famous-athletes-with-eating-disorders/) so it is impossible to presume that a person's propensity to disorders of this sort is directly correlated to the amount of physical activity they pursue or presence of sports in their lives. [two more words]
Hi guys, I would really appreciate it if you could answer this question. If you think yes and no, please put your opinion under NO and put your supporting headline as YES AND NO. Just to let you all know, the question says body image and not body, so please try to not go off topic.
Thanks so much and I really appreciate it! :)