Women’s Running Magazine: What is Healthy Body Image?

Women’s Running Magazine: What is Healthy Body Image?

  Body image is often framed, incorrectly, as a black-and-white issue: Either you feel good about your body, or you don’t.  The reality, however, looks more like a spectrum, eating disorders specialist Riley Nickols, PhD, CEDS says. An unwholesome body image is...
Triathlete Magazine: The Race-Weight Trap

Triathlete Magazine: The Race-Weight Trap

Triathletes who place too much emphasis on body weight and weight loss can be at a greater risk for adverse sport performance and health implications. It’s an issue that is perhaps more widespread than triathletes realize.  “It’s a common and prevalent phenomenon...
Washington Post: Runners and Eating Disorders

Washington Post: Runners and Eating Disorders

From left, Alexis Fairbanks, Samantha Strong and Heather Caplan founded the nonprofit Lane 9 to raise awareness of eating disorders in the sport of running. (Katherine Frey/The Washington Post) It’s not uncommon for athletes who participate in competitive...