Dear Fitness Studios…

I went to a fitness studio this summer that was really great. It was clean, well priced, had friendly staff, great location, good hours, and the classes were energizing and fun. The only problem was that diet culture was pervasive before, during, and after class. The studio’s social media is filled with before and afterContinue reading “Dear Fitness Studios…”

If You Don’t Like to Run, Then Don’t Run

It’s Monday which means you might be thinking about starting something new like a new fitness routine. Maybe you were inspired by other peoples’ 5K or marathon pictures from the weekend. You may reason that running is just what people do to get and stay in shape. Or that it’s the activity you should choose if you’re just starting to exercise before you get on to the other activities you want to try. Or you think running is the only activity available to you that’s free and fits into your schedule.
But not everyone likes to run. And there’s absolutely no reason to try to force any activity you don’t enjoy.

You Cannot Out Run Your Feelings

You can be the fastest runner, but in the end, you cannot out run your feelings because you can’t keep running forever.

Make it Your Own

Your yoga practice/exercise regimen/ LIFE in general is not the same as anyone else’s. Your extended hand to big toe pose may look absolutely nothing like this stock image model’s lovely demonstration on a pristine beach.

Eat Your Way to a Healthier Colon

One in twenty Americans will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer, referring to cancers of the colon or rectum, in their lifetime. Before you continue reading, take a moment to breathe a sigh of relief. Developing cancer is certainly a scary prospect, but less so if you take charge of your health with simple steps you could begin right now to decrease your chances of developing colon cancer.

How to Cultivate a Healthy Relationship with Exercise in Eating Disorder Recovery

Movement is almost as important as eating during eating disorder recovery. Note, I said movement, not exercise. There are countless benefits of movement including elevating mood, decreasing anxiety, improving digestion and strengthening bones. One of the questions I often hear people ask is “will I ever have a healthy relationship with exercise?” People have allContinue reading “How to Cultivate a Healthy Relationship with Exercise in Eating Disorder Recovery”