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Eating Disorders Awareness

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February 27, 2019
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What is an Eating Disorder?

In this last week of February we recognize National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Eating disorders affect people of all genders, ages, races and ethnicity, body weights, and socioeconomic statuses.
People who suffer from eating disorders typically obsess about food, weight, or exercise. More than a passing fascination or fad diet, an eating disorder is serious medical illness.

Five Myths About Eating Disorders

Bust these five common myths.about eating disorders.

Body Image

Body image is how you feel about yourself when you picture your body or look in a mirror. This includes how you feel about your appearance; what you think about your body itself, such as your height and weight; and how you feel within your own skin. Negative body image is one risk factor for eating disorders.

Healthy Body Weight

"Underweight," "normal," "overweight," and "obese" are all labels for ranges of weight. Do you know if your current weight is healthy?

Help Kids Develop a Healthy Body Image

As a parent or adult role model, how you feel about your body has a powerful influence on kids. Teach children about healthy food choices and exercise habits.

Exercise: How Much is Too Much?

When you exercise because you feel that you have to, not because you choose to, it may be compulsive. Compulsive exercise may be associated with eating disorders and can cause problems with your heart, bones, muscles, and nervous system. Learn the signs.

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