National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

This week is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Eating disorders are very serious and as some one who has delt with them firsthand.. the earlier they are detected and treated, the better.

Here are some facts about eating disorders from NEDAW’s website:

 
  • Eating disorders are serious, potentially life-threatening conditions that affect a person’s emotional and physical health.
  • Eating disorders are not just a “fad” or a “phase.” People do not just “catch” an eating disorder for a period of time. They are real, complex, and devastating conditions that can have serious consequences for health, productivity, and relationships.
  • People struggling with an eating disorder need to seek professional help. The earlier a person with an eating disorder seeks treatment, the greater the likelihood of physical and emotional recovery.

 

While this is Eating Disorders Awareness Week, I also look at this as LOVE YOUR BODY week!

Our bodies are amazing, resilient organisms that can do awesome, amazing, impossible things (even though we may put them through hell with dieting, scrutiny, etc). 

What’s your favorite part of your BEAUTIFUL body?  —– my favorite parts are my legs because they carry me through ALL my runs 🙂

Speaking of legs & running……

My favorite signs that people carry during races are the ones that say “The Kenyans are Behind You” or “You’re all Kenyans in Our Eyes

(Why do Kenyans run so fast, you ask??  Take a look here at an article about how high altitudes and endurance running are excellent combinations, just another reason as to how our bodies are AMAZING adaptable organisms 🙂 )

What are some of your favorite signs that you’ve seen while running a race??

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