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...
Athletic Identity – The Appetite Podcast with Kara Bazzi

Athletic Identity – The Appetite Podcast with Kara Bazzi

It’s common to hear messages in the sports world like “More is better!” “No pain, no gain!” or “Keep pushing!” Sport psychologist Riley Nickols, PhD, CEDS joins Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Co-Founder Kara Bazzi, LMFT, CEDS to explore the athletic identity and how...