Body Warrior Series: Body positive people you need to know

Body Warrior Series: Body positive people you need to know

What is the Moderation Movement Body Warrior Series? We're sharing quotes from our favourite 'Body Respect Warriors'. People who are spreading the word that all bodies deserve respect and care, and that our worth is not tied to our appearance, nor…

How to use a foam roller

How to use a foam roller

What is a foam roller, and how and why do I use it? A foam roller is an excellent way for runners of all levels to manage tightness.  Tight muscles can be a contributing factor to many injuries, pain, poor…

Supporting the body image of children

Supporting the body image of children

Do we want our own weight bias to be detrimental to the body image of children? As I prepare for my next presentation for The Butterfly Foundation, a session for parents about supporting positive body esteem in children, I’ve been…

When you think you’re not on a diet, but actually you are

When you think you’re not on a diet, but actually you are

How to know if you're stuck in a diet mentality Zoe Nicholson (Accredited Practicing Dietitian at Figureate) has written many times about the importance of letting go the notion of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ foods. You can read here why this kind…

Jodie Arnot speaks with Real Health Radio

Jodie Arnot speaks with Real Health Radio

Jodie Arnot, director of Healthy Balance Fitness, and co-founder of The Moderation Movement talks with Chris Sandel from 7Health for the Real Health Radio podcast   Listen here:  Jodie Arnot talks with Chris Sandel on Real Health Radio   Here’s…

A more mindful approach to your health

A more mindful approach to your health

Could you practice taking a more mindful approach to your health? Try paying attention to how you feel, the signals your body is sending you, and what would truly serve the needs you have. This week I've been super tired…

Is ‘Fitspo’ making us less active?

Is ‘Fitspo’ making us less active?

Despite the rising prevalence of “Fitspo” in social media and marketing, Australian adults’ participation in physical activity is declining. Everywhere we look - Facebook, Instagram, Magazines, Newspapers, Television - there are a barrage of Fitspo images portraying what fitness supposedly…

Letting go of the all or nothing approach to health

Letting go of the all or nothing approach to health

How letting go of extreme health approaches will improve your health and life   The Western World has become used to excess. We swing between both ends of the extremes: Restrictive diets to punish ourselves for a stretch of non-hungry…

Busy is not a badge of honour

Busy is not a badge of honour

Busy is not a badge of honour Every week I see the following quote on Pinterest “Be more. Do more”. Although it might seem inspiring at first glance, but I think it’s a recipe for disaster. Sure it’s inspiring to…

My child is ‘overweight’. What should I do?

My child is ‘overweight’. What should I do?

My child is overweight.  What should I do?... A fitness professional's response Of course we worry about children. We want to protect and nurture them, give them the best possible start to life, and instil in them values and habits…

How much exercise is too much?

How much exercise is too much?

15 questions to ask yourself...   What moderation looks like What is exercise moderation? Moderation is not a prescription or a rule. It’s not a particular type of exercise, number of sessions, or duration of activity, and will look different…

What to say when someone shames you

What to say when someone shames you

How to stay true to your own choices despite the negative messages and people in your life We’re bombarded with thousands of messages every day via social media, television, radio, magazines, billboards, and the people in our lives. Sometimes those…