Monday, February 18, 2019

Mindful Movement

Have you ever forced yourself through a workout or forced yourself to perform a move you felt your body should not have been doing? With a new year comes new crazy fitness routines that promise to whip you into shape if you just “power through the pain”. We are often told to disassociate or distract ourselves from the exertion or pain. These forceful workouts can actually hinder motivation and take the fun out of physical activity. Yes, physical activity can be fun, motivating, stress-reducing and Read more [...]

Monday, January 14, 2019

New Year, New You?

Happy 2019!  A new year always welcomes a fresh start and reminiscing on the year before- all of our trials and tribulations.  New year also comes with an influx of diet and exercise talk.  Every time I turn on the TV, there is a diet commercial.  It is nearly impossible to find a machine at the gym.  New year, new you, right?  This is THE year it is going to happen- you are going to keep that exercise routine going and lose those 10 lbs. Has anyone else noticed Read more [...]

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Eating Disorders in Children

The average onset of eating disorders in children unfortunately has decreased to age 12 (was 13-14).  It is important that we notice the symptoms in children with eating disorders because they often present much differently than adolescents and adults.

 

The Emily Program, an eating disorder treatment center, states that 42% of 1st to 3rd grade girls want to be thinner and 81% of 10-year-old girls are afraid of being fat.  Additionally, the most common form of bullying is about body Read more [...]