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The Nuance of Language: Exercise Edition

How do you talk about exercise around your kids? Here are some helpful reminders as the holidays come around.

Exercising to burn calories, lose weight, or alter one’s appearance creates …

Posted in Exercise, Holiday Eating

Scattergories Activity: A-Z

Nutrition Lesson Plan for Joyful Movement with Kids

Objectives:

  1. To understand the benefits of movement
  2. To experience joyful movement
  3. To brainstorm new ideas for joyful movement, that are different than
Posted in Exercise, Uncategorized

The Return to Sports After Eating Disorder Treatment

It is often heartbreaking when a medical doctor deems it “unsafe” for someone with an eating disorder to continue in their sport. Someone might get pulled from their sport for …

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RED-S Prevention

By Wendy Sterling, MS, RD, CSSD, CERDRD-S

Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S) is common and occurs when there is a mismatch between energy intake and energy expenditure. This has …

Posted in Exercise

What is Overtraining Syndrome?

Recently, Olympic swimmer Simone Manuel revealed she was suffering from “overtraining syndrome” after experiencing fatigue, depression, insomnia & decreased performance. 

The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote:

“Overtraining syndrome is an important and …

Posted in Exercise

Rest Day Nutrition

Many have been told to “eat less” or to “avoid carbs” on a rest day. But on a rest days, the body is busy! Rest days are filled with healing, …

Posted in Exercise, Sports Nutrition, Uncategorized

Athletes and Eating Disorder Recovery

By Carly Reid, former UCLA Swimmer and Eating Disorder Advocate.

It isn’t a surprise that athletes have extremely competitive tendencies. We will go the extra mile, hour, or training session …

Posted in Eating Disorders, Exercise, Sports Nutrition

Why Athletes Should Rest

For all athletes, rest is important. Athletes looking to get better may falsely think that adding a second training session in the same day will advance their training.  According to …

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When Exercise Turns Compulsive

Similar to eating a healthy diet, being fit and exercising regularly attracts praise and admiration

Posted in Eating Disorders, Exercise
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