Posts Tagged ‘Movement’

Body Image and Exercise

At first glance, it may seem like exercising and having a positive body image are at odds. After all, we often exercise in order to lose weight because we do not have a positive attitude about our bodies as they are. But, as a University of Florida study suggests, exercise can actually help us to […]

How to Stop Overeating: 6 Great Tips

You know what it feels like when you overeat—you’re stuffed, sluggish, and you probably didn’t even enjoy the meal all that much. But you keep doing it anyway. Why is that, and what can you do to stop overeating? Here are six tips to get you going in the right direction. 1- Slow down when […]

A Woman’s Way to Weight Loss

Arbitrary standards of beauty negatively impact both women and men. But there is something particularly insidious in the way we teach women and girls that their value as human beings is connected, in no small part, to their perceived physical attractiveness. Even female politicians are routinely criticized about their appearances. It’s no wonder, then, that […]

Body Image for Women: 5 Great Tips

Body image concerns plague both men and women. Unrealistic portrayals of masculinity—the idea that for a man to be desirable, you should be able to bounce a dime off his pecs—are insidious and need to be taken seriously. There is a unique spin when it comes to women’s body image, though. Culturally, we behave as […]

Can Yoga Help Overcome Binge Eating?

Perhaps you know the feeling: you’re uncomfortably full and surrounded by empty cartons or crumpled wrappers. That sick feeling begins to bubble up from your core: it’s not only a physical sensation of unpleasant fullness, but deeper, darker humiliation and guilt, coming down from a high that’s replaced by gut-dropping shame and anxiety. When we […]

How Do People Make Peace with Food?

We are immersed in a social attitude that pits our minds against our bodies. Various media tell us to be sexy but not sexual, that our bodies aren’t and will never be good enough, that this or that superfood will be the key to longevity and a thigh gap. Is it any surprise that nearly […]

Are You Using Yoga to Love Your Body?

In nearly every major city, yoga studios are popping up promising hotter, more humid rooms with athletic and powerful flows that will sculpt your rear into a rock-hard yoga butt. Thin, flexible people in contorted poses flood our social media feeds and are smeared on the pages of yoga magazines. It seems in some ways, […]

Natural Weight Loss

It seems like there’s a new “perfect weight loss system” cropping up every day. One supposed expert might tell us that the answer to our prayers is to religiously count how many “points” we consume each day, while another says we should all be worshiping at the Church of Low-Carb. So, what’s an eater to […]