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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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”
Post-workout Muscle Soreness: good, bad or irrelevant?
Been working out at home? Unless you’re a lucky sucker with a home gym, coming back to your pre-quarantine training is going to be a shock to the system. Yep, we might be little sore. But what is that soreness? Is it a good thing, or not? That ache in your muscles after a workoutContinue reading “Post-workout Muscle Soreness: good, bad or irrelevant?”
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.