"The Biggest Loser" claims it is a "public service." I don't believe that a 100 million dollar business that exploits the physical and mental health of its participants, treats people as though they are subhuman, and deceives its viewers is a public service. I just don't.
I have often thought to myself that if I ever have a daughter, I would really have to watch how much I complain about my body. The last thing I would want is for her to grow up with a warped body image. I never once thought about what it could be doing to my boys.
Robyn Lawley is the kind of role model that I believe will be of great value to young girls growing up nowadays and will perhaps give girls the courage to keep on dancing and running on the field: Something I wish I had done.
by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition There's been a lot of hoopla recently a...
You deserve love. Your thighs, big or small, deserve love. Unless you're a cold-blooded murderer or torturer of kittens. If either of those are the case, please carry on with self-loathing.
"I don't mean to sound ungrateful, God, but I've been thinking about what we discussed, and I realize rather than returning slim, I'd like is to come back overweight."
A couple of days ago, I felt so relieved. I saw this tweet of an unretouched picture of Cindy Crawford in lingerie. It was as if Cindy Crawford was telling me it's ok to be me. It's ok to have a belly that jiggles. It's ok to have some dimples in places other than my face.
I realized that I've been lying to myself, lying to others, and lying to my daughter. However, the bright little monkey that she is, she saw through my tricks and smokescreens and called me out on it. My objective has been weight loss.
Aging is inevitable; the only way to stop aging is to stop living. That's not a great option. You can slow down the clock with a better diet, exercise, sleep and stress management and -- hopefully -- great genes. But you can't stop the clock unless you stop ticking altogether.
You want to really blow people's minds? Try this at home: Be fat and happy. Be unapologetically fat. Wear a bikini, and mean it. Eat pizza and ice cream and enjoy it. Drink up your life and a bottle of wine, and make no apologies.
Giving up "hating my body" was one of the hardest things I ever had to do. I was just so "sick and tired of being sick and tired" of hating my body....
I have walked and stood and moved with my legs for an estimated 10 hours a day, which means I have used my legs for 171,550 hours in my lifetime. These legs have moved me to new cities, up mountains and down streets winding through places new and old.
It's not up to Sports Illustrated to define what plus size is. The only way women are going to feel good about how we look is to shut out all the noise and accept ourselves, accept the women around us, whatever size we are.
It's vital to nourish your body, and that's exactly why it's wise to not identify with what you eat. "I'm vegan." "I'm paleo." "I'm raw." "I'm an...
Despite our commitment to stand up once every 45 -- no, 20 -- minutes, we still end up getting so engrossed in our work (or whatever else happens to be on our screens) that our backside is practically numb before we remember to get off of it. To goose our good intentions, we tried three apps that promised to help us move more throughout the day. Here are our results.
Whether we like it or not, kids and teens look to celebrities for inspiration on how to look, act, speak, and more. Their inspiring stories, personal triumphs, self-acceptance, and decisions to speak out against the industry's standard of beauty and size has us sitting up and taking notice -- and we hope this is a trend we see more of.