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The Importance of Including Exercise in Eating Disorders Treatment
By Brian Cook

Thank you to Alsana for sponsoring this blog post. 

Exercise is ubiquitous in modern society. We can’t drive by a strip mall without seeing a new store-front gym complete with a secret breakthrough diet that promises to supercharge aesthetically focused results, go on social media without being bombarded by ‘fitspo’ messages and incredibly persuasive testimonials of how exercise changed someone’s life, or even look at our newsfeeds on our phones without seeing a press release touting the latest great news about the health effects of exercise. 

A Letter to the Fitness Industry: The Power of Influence
By Kerry O'Grady

Fitness is a state of health and well-being. Influence, by definition, is the capacity to affect the character and behavior of another. Having the ability to influence means you’ve earned credibility. You’ve earned respect. You are trusted. Sometimes, this incredible responsibility gets lost in the day-to-day. In fact, sometimes it’s forgotten entirely. 

Is the mind something separate from the body?
By Ali Thompson

Hi, everyone! My name is Ali, and I’ve been a fat activist for quite a while now. So, what am I doing here, on an eating disorder organization’s blog, talking about fat people stuff?

Well, I think of fat people stuff and eating disorder stuff like chocolate and peanut butter—they just kind of go together. Sure, we can talk about them separately, but why should we? Especially when some people can relate to BOTH.

NEDA Network Announces No Diet Day, May 6th!
By NEDA Staff

The NEDA Network, a collaboration between NEDA and other like-minded eating disorders organizations, is working to promote No Diet Day, taking place on May 6, 2019.  Network organizations are supporting No Diet Day to encourage the rejection of diet culture and the elimination of shame associated with society’s standards of beauty and respect for all body shapes and sizes.

May 6th will mark the NEDA Network’s first national #NoDietDay social media campaign. We encourage you all to mark the day on your calendars and plan to participate!