With at least 10-12 percent of dancers weighing below ideal body weight for health, it’s critical to take steps to reduce your risk of RED-S and thus, your risk of injury. Let’s discuss 3 important steps to consider to ensure that your body has enough energy for not only your dancing but also for your metabolic functioning.
Whether you call it “overeating” or “binge eating,” you may be familiar with the experience of eating to the point of physical discomfort. Eating past fullness can result from a variety of reasons, and before we discuss how to stop “overeating,” we should first identify why you’re “overeating.”
As a non-diet dietitian, I’m thrilled to see the anti-diet revolution driving full force down our social feeds. The health and wellness world is evolving with powerful movements like intuitive eating, food freedom, and body positivity. I want you to know, however, that I very much welcome dancers, who are looking to lose weight, into my practice. This is because weight loss can come from us working together. There’s a caveat though… let me explain.
To consistently dance and perform at your best, you need to have a working relationship with your body. Asking someone to love their body is often unrealistic (though it can be a goal!). However, a certain level of body acceptance is necessary to achieve the physical- and artistic- success required of dancers. Though it takes time, let’s discuss 5 tips to build a better body image:
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