Come as You Are- NEDA 2019
Last week was the celebration of National Eating Disorder
Awareness week. This year, the theme of
NEDA week was “come as you are.”
Eating disorders can come in all shapes and sizes. They do not discriminate based on color,
size, race, background, or socioeconomic status. Eating disorders do not always have to look
the same. And many times, they do not
result in extreme weight loss and/or underweight categorization.
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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
Has anyone else noticed Read more [...]
Exercise vs. Movement
Living in a society that puts exercise and body shape on a pedestal, it is easy for exercise to become compulsive. This is especially true in the eating disorder world. A large percentage of individuals with eating disorders have exercise compulsion as well.
We often equate exercise with going to gyms to get on a machine for what seems like forever. Or walking around the weights trying to figure out what to do and avoid looking like you don’t know what you are doing.
Gyms Read more [...]