In the first part of this series (which you can find here), I discussed certain aspects of endurance athlete culture that may lead to injury, or worse, decreased enjoyment of the sport. This part focuses on a topic near and dear to my heart: body image and relationship to food.
As an eating disorder survivor, the holiday season can be scary. In early recovery days, my mental approach to the holidays I celebrate looked something like this:
So, we made it through another summer. Another summer typically filled with diet culture, body shaming, and myths around who’s bodies can even go to the beach (argh!) that need to be actively combated with acceptance and body positive rhetoric.
As you all know by now, Clarity Fitness is one of the very few explicitly “body positive” gyms in the country. We pride ourselves on our entire mission stemming from the idea that all bodies are good bodies (yes, INCLUDING yours), and we want to be here to help you find fun options of ways to move your body when it feels like moving.
Here at Clarity, we have worked hard to put together a list for the top ten ways to move your body in quarantine. Seeing the news, it can be hard to reconcile with the fact that this social distancing/quarantine will likely be the reality for a bit longer.
For those of you that don't know, I (Sara) run what's known as a "bookstagram". It's an instagram page dedicated to books, with my handle being @agradstudentreadingforfun.
Inclusive Body Positivity Series: Black and IPOC Bodies!
Two weeks ago, I published the first installment of our inclusive body positivity series here on the Clarity blog. I was talking about the queer community, and the unique struggles and triumphs of queer bodies and queer inclusion in body positivity.
Inclusive Body Positivity Series: The Queer Community
In this age of heightened connectivity (looking at you, social media) and upticks in movements focused on self care/self love, the phrase “body positivity” is constantly present. Not complaining about this: I wish we all repeated this phrase to ourselves throughout our days, to our friends and family, as often as we need to hear it.