How many of us exercise just to make our bodies look a certain way? What if we shifted our focus to how it FEELS to move our bodies?
Just like intuitive eating helps you to rediscover the satisfaction in eating, it also helps you to rediscover the satisfaction (and even joy!) in movement. When you move your body in a way that feels good, you are feeding your mind, body and spirit.
So skip the run if it doesn’t bring you joy, and spend some time dancing or walking in the woods instead.
Consider what you do for exercise currently
Does it leave you feeling energized, empowered and strong? If the answer is no, try something new! Remember, the focus is on movement that feels good in your body. And remember, rest is important too – especially if your body is sick, tired, or sore.
- Check out the UBC recreation page for more ideas on how to get active: https://recreation.ok.ubc.ca/get-active/
- And for more on joyful movement, check out this podcast: https://letuseatcakepodcast.libsyn.com/episode-66-the-one-about-movement-feel-the-difference
BEFORE YOU GO: This program is not a replacement for eating disorder treatment. If you suspect you have an eating disorder, don't hesitate to reach out to Erin (see below), or any other trusted health professional for support and guidance.
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