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

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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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By Erin Laverty, RDN, HAES Dietitian w/ ENW  So you’ve decided to say goodbye to chronic dieting & counting calories, you’ve deleted MyFitnessPal off your phone & are excited to finally make peace with food. A HAES (health at every size) dietitian can be an amazing asset in your journey towards food freedom- but it’s […]

Eating Disorders, Health at Every Size, Women's Health

August 5, 2021

5 Reasons Not to Fear Weight Gain When Working with a HAES Dietitian

Written By: Emma Hesse, Student Nutrition Volunteer Have you ever wondered what happens when you stop dieting? There was a time in my life when I couldn’t imagine not being on a diet. I have spent most of my life picking apart my body. I can remember starting my first diet around age seven, and […]

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

May 13, 2021

What Happens When You Stop Dieting FOR GOOD

Lex Moriarty