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Body Image Women Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Body Image Women.

Yoga Body Bliss

A new study published by the University of California at Berkeley shows that women who practice yoga have better body images and less disordered eating patterns than women who take part in traditional aerobic exercises. Study participants filled out...  Read more

Boost Your Body Image

On a recent trip to California, I went on a hike in Runyon Canyon, a park near my daughter’s apartment.  During my climb, I overheard two women chatting behind me.  One was expressing concern regarding comments her teenage daughter ha...  Read more

5 Reasons to Get Rid of Your Skinny Jeans

Peek into a woman's closet, and tucked amid all the clothes is something that almost every woman keeps. She strives to wear it again someday, no matter how unrealistic or out of style it may be. What is it? Her "skinny" jeans. Whether y...  Read more

Boost Your Bathing Suit Confidence

While training one of my clients, we had a conversation that left me thinking for days. Elaine has been exercising with me for over 10 years, is in her seventies, and truly one of my role models. Her high energy, devotion to staying fit and healthy,...  Read more

Yoga Helps Prevent Middle-Age Spread

A new study by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington has found that regular yoga practice may help normal-weight people prevent middle-age spread and may promote weight loss among those who are overweight. ...  Read more

Rockin Body
Updated 7/1/2014 11:43:09 AM

I have recently started the fitness program by Shaun T called rockin body....I added it to my fitness tracker but have no idea how to measure calories burned... Can anybody help me?...  Read more

mind/body
Updated 6/28/2014 12:49:59 PM

For some reason I can't get these 2 things on the same page. My mind says stop eating and start moving and my body says I'm too tired and who cares if you eat another bowl of ice-cream lol I started this journey (again) at the end of january, v...  Read more

Body image question
Updated 6/30/2014 8:10:48 PM

This may sound odd, but can you picture yourself at a healthy weight? I was at a healthy weight in my 20s, so I guess I associate that with youth. Plus, I remember my mom at my age always struggling with her weight. I look at myself in the...  Read more

Body Wraps- Do they help with loose skin??
Updated 6/29/2014 2:43:19 PM

I have quite a bit of loose skin on my arms, stomach, and inner thighs. I've been losing the weight slowly (95 lbs over two years) and have youth on my side (I'm 25) but it's still there and I'd like it gone. I don't want to go the surgery route....  Read more

Frustrated Fluffy Woman
Updated 6/26/2014 7:50:10 PM

24 I am a 50+ yoa woman who has lived almost her entire life obese. I have used diet pills, followed numerous diet plans, spent ungodly amounts of money on diet programs, all for naught. My goal is to lose 193 lbs and to get off all the medicati...  Read more

Media Motivation

Instead of letting media images of fit and fabulous women demotivate me, I decided to turn that on its head and use those images as a light to run towards. There is a particular actress who, whenever I see her, I think looks amazing. Her body is fit,...  Read more

Don't compare yourself to a model

Women especially are bombarded with images of model-thin females (think mags at the grocery check out line). Remember, a small fraction of women actually look that way. We need to ignore these images and make our own bodies/minds/spirits the best th...  Read more

50+ Females!

We're a group of "finely aged" women are are determined to live our lives getting and staying fit, healthy and active! Join us and remember, 50+ Ladies ROCK THEIR WORLD!...  Read more

What's Hot and What's Not: The Latest Tips on Mental Health for Men & Seniors

What's HOTIn a previous blog entry, I mentioned some research that showed how keeping your mind active with reading, puzzles, games, and other such activities can help reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease and dementia, and slow down the general cog...  Read more

Should Celeb Bikini Photos Carry a Warning Label?

Scantily clad celebs often grace the covers of fitness magazines, baring their washboard abs, toned thighs and sculpted arms. It's no secret that most of these photos are retouched to add definition, slim away bulk, smooth fine lines, remove cellulit...  Read more

Body Image: Women V. Men

Come on, ladies! Stand in front of your mirror --baring it all, if need be -- and look at yourself. Aren't you BEAUTIFUL??? :) Don't compare yourself to what you see in magazines. It's a waste of time and will bring you no peace...  Read more