Does exercise control your life? Are you trying to recover your relationship with food, your body, and exercise? Wonder what a healthy relationship with exercise looks like for you?? Join Julie as she chats with sports dietitian Nancy Clark on this important topic. Listen now for places to start.
- Julie needs your letters! Send your letter detailing your complicated relationship with Food to LoveFoodPodcast@Gmail.com
- Many people struggle with balancing exercise and food in a healthy way. All too often it is tied together with weight. This is NOT healthy.
- Athlete vs compulsive exercise
- E in Exercise should be for Enjoyment NOT Excruciating
- Movement for pleasure is health promoting
- First steps to move toward a healthier direction:
- Role exercise plays in life: Athlete vs Distraction from life?
- What would you be doing if not exercising so much or so exhausted from exercising so much?
- Exercise can be a stress reliever yet enough is enough.
- Exercise is serving a distracting purpose
- Consider Yoga: doing for your body not to your body
- Consider weight lifting as long as keep within limits
- Convert from compulsive exerciser to athlete. An athlete fuels her body and takes rest day. “Your training today is to do nothing.” <–I LOVE this!
- 30 minutes five days a week or 150 minutes of exercise recommended to be fit. Can be easy to get too much.
- “Anyone who exercises for more than an hour a day does it for reasons other than health and fitness.” Ken Cooper
- What are you running away from??
- Listen to your body: intuitive eating AND intuitive exercise. Be sure to include pleasure and socialization with exercise. This will nourish the body on many many levels. Healthy exercise includes pleasure.
- The many reasons to exercise: health, fitness, bone health, heart health, diabetes prevention, etc. Notice to burn off calories is not on this list!!!
- Link to subscribe to the weekly FREE Food Peace Newsletter. It is sent out every Tuesday morning and no spam EVER. By signing up, I will also send you Love Food’s Season 1’s Food Peace Syllabus.
- Connect to Nancy Clark’s workshops or order her Sports Nutrition Guidebook here.
- Eating Disorder Dietitians
- Julie Dillon RD blog
Do you have a complicated relationship with food? I want to help! Send your Dear Food letter to LoveFoodPodcast@gmail.com.