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?”
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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?”
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”