Informed and Aware
Ironically, after sharing 5 Reasons to Work with a Nutritionist on Friday I found out that today marks the first day of National Eating Disorder Week. And even more ironic is one of the topics being highlighted, Athletes and Eating Disorders.
According to NEDA Feeding Hope:
Body image problems, disordered eating and full-blown eating disorders are common among athletes. Though most athletes with eating disorders are female, male athletes are also at risk—especially those competing in sports such as wrestling, bodybuilding, gymnastics, and running, which tend to place an emphasis on the athlete’s diet, appearance, size, and weight requirements.
In a study of Division 1 NCAA athletes, over one-third of female athletes reported attitudes and symptoms placing them at risk for anorexia nervosa (Johnson, Powers, et al, 1999). In weight-class and aesthetic sports about 33% of males and up to 62% of females are affected by an eating disorder (Thompson, PhD. 2010). The good news is that with information and awareness, coaches, parents and teammates can all play an important role in confronting eating disorders and ensuring that athletics are a positive experience for everyone.
Informative resources especially for friends that are Personal Trainers and Coaches:
Mediterranean Salad Wraps
Zucchini Noodles with Figs and Hemp Seed Crumble
Zucchini Noodles with Raw Beet Marinara Sauce
Falafel with Vegan Tzatzki Sauce
Grilled Fish with Roasted Asparagus
Garden Veggie Omelet
Knowledge is power. Share information and spread awareness!
Please share the information about National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. Knowledge and understanding is crucial.
What’s on your menu this week? Did you already know about National Eating Disorder Awareness Week?
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