What is moderation?

What is moderation?

Moderation - what on earth does that mean? The balanced program that wasn't that balanced for me I was always a big supporter of balance - so much so that I named my business Healthy Balance Fitness way back in…

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…

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…

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…

Tips to heal your relationship with exercise

Tips to heal your relationship with exercise

How to improve the way you feel about exercise Many people have a complicated relationship with moving their bodies.  You might dread physical activity and avoid it, or you might thrash yourself with hard workouts and feel guilty whenever you have…

Should I put my child on a diet?

Should I put my child on a diet?

Trying to change kids' bodies through diet, exercise and comments will not set them up for a healthy and happy life.  It could lead to disastrous affects...   The normal fluctuation of childrens' body fat Children’s bodies change rapidly. They…

Stop seeing exercise as a tool for weight loss

Stop seeing exercise as a tool for weight loss

Recently I have seen numerous articles declaring that “Exercise is not important for weight loss” or “Weight management is about eating less not exercising more” and many other attention grabbing titles.   Regardless of what research studies have found, the articles…

Why you should stop weighing yourself and how

Why you should stop weighing yourself and how

The two steps you need to take to be free of the pressure to weigh a certain number Many people have an ideal weight that they strive towards. It's so common to have a magic number in your head that symbolises the…

Learn how to accept your body exactly as it is now

Learn how to accept your body exactly as it is now

Some tips for accepting your body exactly as it is now: Stop mentally or verbally referring to your ‘future body’ or your 'past body' Stop inspecting and evaluating your body in the mirror Stop pointing out your perceived ‘flaws’ (to…

Feeling like an athlete at every size

Feeling like an athlete at every size

You don’t have to look like an athlete to have the spirit of one.   I get incredibly frustrated by our media's narrow representation of what it means to be fit and active. We witness stories of elite athletes crossing finish…