Too Thin? Athletes and Body Image Concerns

September 20th, 2011 · No Comments · Resources We Recommend, Sports Medicine, Sports Parenting, Sports Psychology

There’s no doubt about it, for athletes, bodies are their instruments. Unfortunately, in the process of fine-tuning their instruments, eating disordered attitudes and behaviors can be triggered. For the distance runner, body builder, wrestler, gymnast, skater, diver, or dancer, thinner equates with “better.” Thinner means I can run faster for a longer period of time. [...]

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Body Image and Red Flags

May 12th, 2011 · No Comments · Resources We Recommend, Sports Medicine, Sports Parenting

Oh do I like it when the weather gets warm and the days are longer. I think about early morning walks, beautiful new colors, flowers, farmers markets, getting together – outside – with friends and the beginning of summer. These are the simple joys of this mom who is far, far, far away from her [...]

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Eating Disorders and Athletes

January 29th, 2011 · 3 Comments · Resources We Recommend, Sports Medicine, Sports Parenting, Sports Psychology

My professional training as a dietitian was in the area of eating disorders. I was part of a multidisciplinary treatment team in a hospital-based setting and provided individual nutrition counseling to patients suffering with eating disorders. One of the hallmark features of eating disorders is they do not discriminate. It is not surprising that both [...]

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The High School Athlete and Body Types

January 12th, 2011 · No Comments · Sports Medicine, Sports Parenting

So much is asked of the teenage athlete’s body. Each sport has an ideal body type. Society has an ideal body type. High school peers have an ideal body type. And, they are not all the same or achievable. How do you help you athlete grow into his or her own healthy size? Here are [...]

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