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Worst Diets of 2013 Slim Chance Award “Winners”
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted January 2, 2014 at 8:52am

The Slim Chance Awards have been announced! I was honored to be one of the judges. This year’s “winners” include the Special K Challenge, Body Contouring, the Cotton Ball Diet and the Tongue Patch! Go to http://www.fitwoman.com/hww fo...more

Body image confessions via Byline to Finishline
by Byline to Finish Line
posted November 22, 2013 at 3:58pm

Somehow I missed the Lululemon controversy which erupted earlier this month. But here’s the skinny: The company’s founder, Chip Wilson, was discussing his product in an interview. Specifically he was addressing complaints that Lululemon&r...more

NMercer: How Overcoming Body Image Issues Helped My Career
by Pretty Tough
posted October 10, 2013 at 8:44am

(Ed. Note: Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. This guest post by singer, rapper, and songwriter NMERCER illustrates how body image is in the eye of the beholder. ) I moved to Los Angeles from Seattle ten years ago with a so-so body imag...more

Strong is the new skinny? Enough is enough
by The Rabbit Hole
posted May 23, 2013 at 8:51pm

Strong is the new skinny. You've probably seen that mantra splashed across social media, magazines or on television.  Muscular (attractive) young women in workout gear telling YOU that muscles are in and waif thin bodies with no definition are out. &...more

Retaliation Case Against Florida School District Survives Motion to Dismiss
by Title IX Blog
posted February 14, 2012 at 1:12am

In Florida, a federal district court judge has denied the Citrus County School Board's motion to dismiss claims filed by students who allege they were retaliated against after one of them reported that she was "offended and uncomfortable" by sexual behavi...more

Athletes Against Bad Body Image-AABBI
by Pretty Strong
posted January 20, 2012 at 6:45pm

I've been thinking lately about body image since I watched and episode of Intervention about this girl who had an eating disorder. I read a week or so later an article about an Athletic Trainer's role as part of an athlete recovering from an eating disord...more

Athletes and Eating, Start the New Year Off Right
by CPS8910
posted January 13, 2012 at 3:29am

How many of you really look at the labels of the food your are eating?  It isn’t enough to just eyeball the package!  Here is a simple tool to help you know WHAT to look for on the food labels.  We all need to fuel up, learn what a...more

Lize Brittin: Taking life to the edge
by Lize Brittin: Training on Empty
posted August 30, 2011 at 2:31am

This week a friend of mine posted a status update on Facebook that was about making friends because of feeling a connection, and how sad it can be when one party decides for whatever reason that the connection, real or perceived, should be broken. I have ...more

Interview with the author of She Was Once A Runner
by Lize Brittin: Training on Empty
posted August 11, 2011 at 12:28am

I have mentioned the blog She Was Once A Runner to quite a few people. While there are many similarities between what I went through and what the author did, our stories are not identical, obviously. From the comments she receives on her blog, it beco...more

Training on Empty: A Day Off
by Lize Brittin: Training on Empty
posted August 9, 2011 at 12:47am

I just got through 4 weeks of running 6 days a week. My first year of college, I ran 6 days a week without fretting about it. Now I look at what everyone else is doing and think what a slacker I have become. But I like having a day or two off in my schedu...more

Lize Brittin on revising her manuscript
by Lize Brittin: Training on Empty
posted July 27, 2011 at 1:08am

I took the plunge. The article on the internal temperature of a cooked egg will have to wait. I'm going for the rewrite. I decided to share another little snippet from the book. Feedback is always welcome. This is the paragraph that ended up being one o...more

People along the way
by Lize Brittin: Training on Empty
posted June 19, 2011 at 11:37am

Uggh. What a week. I am out of my element on all levels, it seems. I suppose on the outside, it looks like I'm managing OK, but I'm a bit frantic inside my head. I want to sleep for days and not just because I've been sick all week. I have to admit, the s...more

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