There is a growing body of evidence that says our weight does not matter when it comes to health and longevity.
This goes against the current dominant thinking that weight and BMI is everything and that if it isn’t in the normal range we are at risk for a multitude of diseases.
Health at every size is a movement lead by researcher Linda Bacon, Ph D. Linda’s academic background is in physiology(nutrition), psychology and exercise science.
“Health at every size encourages:
- Accepting and respecting the natural diversity of body sizes and shapes.
- Eating in a flexible manner that values pleasure and honors internal cues of hunger, satiety and appetite.
- Finding the joy of moving one’s body and becoming more physically vital”. (http://www.haescommunity.org)
Respecting and nurturing our bodies, being grateful for what they do for us each day, ending self loathing, dieting cycles and off and on exercise programs is the way forward.
Lee is a runner, wannabe triathlete and life coach at Brightside Coaching.