Eating Disorders

3 Ways the University Of Idaho’s Body Positive Week Undermines Eating Disorder Sufferers

The University of Idaho has announced that they are replacing National Eating Disorders Awareness Week with Body Positive Week, inviting students to “increase their self-esteem by improving the way they see their bodies” by hosting body-positive events.

Oral Roberts University's Fitbit Requirement for Freshmen is Absurd

By Kaitlin Irwin--Imagine your university demanded that you exercise, log a pre-determined number of steps each day and attain a heartbeats-per-minute goal.

Yahoo! Survey Shows That 94% of Teen Girls Have Experienced Body Shame

By Michelle Zaydlin--While body positivity has flooded social media, encouraging people to accept their bodies and love themselves for who they are, most people are far from having achieved a state of acceptance and body satisfaction.

New Study Reduces the Stigma of Eating Disorders

By Pooja Patel--When we learn, we create habits—whether we know it or not. We create these habitual circuits and take part in them every day. My sister has a habit of opening drawers and then leaving them open so that when I walk around I often hit my hip on one of them (ouch). My friend Sarah has the habit of swaying gently when she’s talking to someone who makes her nervous.

Bringing Male Eating Disorders to Light

By Michelle Zaydlin--There are a variety of myths surrounding eating disorders—myths that can make people unaware of the seriousness of the disease or even prevent people from reaching out for help.


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