“…ultimately, a health and fitness regimen should enhance your life, and not dominate it.
~Nia Shanks, Lift Like A Girl
Continuing in my mission to clean out the potential post prompts of my inbox, I came across this Nia Shanks blog post. I really appreciated the message of treating your body right & using fitness as means to health not an unhealthy obsession with losing weight.
…if you thumb through some of the latest magazines and scroll through popular websites, that’s not always the impression we’re getting.
Some resources have turned it into a game of constantly striving to reach a lower body weight coupled with strict dieting methods and long, grueling workout routines. Often it looks like a race to see who can eat the least and work out the most. And sometimes the information is just downright degrading.
Instead of focusing simply on eating better in a sustainable way … we opt instead for the latest rapid fat loss diet that has a list of forbidden foods that can often lead to binge eating and other disordered eating habits. Inevitably we combine this dieting mentality with a rigorous workout routine that often leads to burn out, overuse injuries, and exhaustion.
I concur. For the rest of Nia’s sensible pep talk, check it out here.