For all the good things that sport offers to athletes, there is also an increased risk for eating disorders. A complicated relationship between ourselves and food is characteristic of most Americans. Problematic eating habits may even be more of a norm than an exception and eating disorders are prevalent throughout our our society in general. Continue reading “Eating Disorders and Athletes: Is it dedication or dangerous?”
Category Archives: body image
Binge Eating and Intermittent Fasting
In my office, clients bring their struggles with their bodies and food. The battles that rage between wanting to be healthy and wanting to be attractive, or more accurately, to conform in some way to the forms we are told are attractive. These are seen as mutually exclusive and clients wonder what they can doContinue reading “Binge Eating and Intermittent Fasting”
Perfectionism and Obesity
Obesity in the United States is on the rise, with 42% of American adults living with obesity, according to the CDC. And in this new reality of coronavirus, the CDC states that obesity increases the risk of severe illness with Covid-19, making people 3 times more likely to end up being hospitalized (CDC on obesityContinue reading “Perfectionism and Obesity”
Is cardio making you fat?
Spending more than 3 hours a week doing some sort of sweaty cardio workout, but still not seeing results? Cardiovascular exercise is linked to being healthier and living longer. And if you’ve decided to shed a few pounds, you probably have tried doing more cardio. If you are grinding away at hours of cardio everyContinue reading “Is cardio making you fat?”
Your Body Image & The Gym
Does the gym scare? Do you feel judged? How to get past self consciousness and start your healthy habits.
For your own good, Hit the Weightlifting!
It has been 2 years since I sat down at a keyboard to write for my blog. Shameful. Unforgivable. I have reasons and excuses. But let’s leave it at I’m sitting here in a different continent in a new and still not totally furnished home contentedly looking back over a 2 years of challenges andContinue reading “For your own good, Hit the Weightlifting!”
WOMEN AT WAR: ME AGAINST MY BODY
I have been talking to Polona Fonda about the battles women have with their bodies. Polona is a weightlifter, writer and advocate for strong women. Her online magazine, FONDA Strong is an inspirational resource offering engaging stories and profiles on all things sporty, female and, of course, strong. Here’s a copy of our exchange on women’s body imageContinue reading “WOMEN AT WAR: ME AGAINST MY BODY”
4 Resolutions that have Nothing to do with Body Weight (but will totally transform your body)
As the obesity epidemic takes its place as a the biggest health crisis of our generation, it’s no wonder that weight loss goals top the charts for our New Year’s Resolutions. The sad fact is that the majority will fail in their efforts to lose weight. Just weight gain is almost never down to aContinue reading “4 Resolutions that have Nothing to do with Body Weight (but will totally transform your body)”