Have you ever heard the phrase, toxic gym culture? We all know physical activity is great for both our mental and physical health. There are many different types of exercises and places to exercise. Some people dance, swim, run, cycle or lift weights. Some people enjoy working out at home or prefer to go to […]

Health at Every Size, Sports Nutrition

January 16, 2024

Toxic Gym Culture

Diet culture can lead you to believe that exercise is a tool for weight loss and nothing else. However, there’s no doubt that there are lots of great reasons to move your body. When the sole reason you are exercising is to change your body, exercise can feel like a miserable chore. It doesn’t have […]

Health at Every Size, Men's Health, Sports Nutrition, Women's Health

August 15, 2022

Reasons to Exercise Other Than Weight Loss

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If you’ve ever given too much thought to your BMI (body mass index) number, you are not alone. Undeservingly, this measurement has become a tool used far too often by health care practitioners to discuss overall wellbeing. So, it makes sense if this number has ever left you feeling stressed! That being said, there are […]

Health at Every Size, Men's Health, Non-Diet Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, Uncategorized, Women's Health

April 25, 2022

4 Reasons Why BMI is Not Accurate

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“Exercise is a celebration of what your body can do.” This commonly used quote amplifies what fitness is when we don’t connect it to body image, calories, or a weight and size. How you think about fitness and physical activity can affect your motivation to work out. It can also impact how successful you are […]

Eating Disorders, Health at Every Size, Non-Diet Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, Uncategorized

January 17, 2022

Fitness Doesn’t Have a Look

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