During the summer months, conversations online and in real life inevitably turn to the ongoing quest for one’s “summer beach body” — a concept so detrimental and shallow it’s sort of shocking that we’re not over the phrase already. Not only is this pressure not body-positive, it’s also a ridiculous way to think of health. Being fit and healthy isn’t something you should aim for simply because it’s “that time of year.” If you’re going to eat healthy, it should be so you can feel good, as opposed to starving yourself for your Instagram feed.
Here are some of the best tweets from people are aren’t about to take the “beach body” season seriously, and are more concerned with living their best lives. Because, after all — if you have a body, and you’re at the beach, then you have a “beach body.”