Sites that promote fitness for everyone regardless of size, focusing on health all around and not just weight loss.
American Obesity Association
A non-profit organization dedicated to changing policies and views on obesity. Their website has a lot of fact sheets and information on the dangers of being
American Sleep Apnea Association [offsite link]
A non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about sleep apnea. Resources and forum. Use site index to search articles and info on snoring and CPAP machines among others.
Back Care Inflatable Peanut
Exercise balls have been touted for years as an effective method for stretching out the muscles of the back and performing strength training exercises. I have always wanted one of the exercise balls but the
Big Fat Facts [offsite link]
The simple truths about the media and obesity. Brought on by the Big Fat Blog.
Black Women´s Health Imperative [offsite link]
"The leading African American health education, research, advocacy and leadership development institution. Founded in 1983 by health activist Byllye Y. Avery."
The concept of Brain Gym was developed over 20 years ago by Paul Dennison. Mr. Dennison apparently had severe learning difficulties growing up.
Everyone probably knows October is breast health month. For some women it's probably the only time they think about doing an exam.
Calorie Control Council [offsite link]
Calulators to measure your calories, activity, and body mass index. Articles on trends, statistics and getting physical.
Everywhere we look, magazines, television, books, there are representations of what health should look like. In 99.9% of those cases it is a fat free world -- one most of the plus size community will never see; and not for lack of trying, will power, or stupidity -- so put those thoughts to sleep
Do Media Images Trigger Eating Disorders?
National Eating Disorders Association has a study on the impact of media images on people who are already prone to eating disorders. They found
Exami- Gowns [offsite link]
Plus size examination gowns in a variety of styles and colours can be ordered by singles, dozens or wholesale. I especially like the OB/GYN Gowns.
Healthy exercise for the plus size woman.
Five Ways to Improve Your Figure
Here are five ways to improve your figure that do not involve the number on the scale or what you put in your mouth. They are simple things that every woman can do. These are not rules they are suggestions.
Gastric Bypass Problems [offsite link]
Provided by the Beth Israel Center for Weight Loss Surgery. Interesting reading.
Heel spurs is a simple and layman term referring to a painful condition in the heel called plantar fasciitis (plan-tur fas-e-i-tis). The word spurs brings images of the accessories on the heel of cow boy boots and people often think the
How often do you think about your weight - Q & A
I asked and readers responded how often they think about their weight.
Internet Safety [offsite link]
Information on protection yourself while your surfing. Scroll down to their resources for links to federal agency websites with even more info.
Kris Carr Shares Her Cancer
Kris Carr was diagnosed with rare stage four cancer around her liver and lungs in 2003. She was only thirty-one. Kris didnï¿½t take what the medical profession said as the end-all-and-be-all. She wanted to make an informed
Marilyn Wann Against Weight Loss Resolutions
Based on all of the existing data regarding weight loss efforts, I cannot endorse or encourage any human being to adopt such a goal. Our scientific data clearly shows that weight loss efforts (whether by drug, diet/exercise, or surgery) not only do not produce the lasting weight loss that people
Marilyn Wann on Weight Diversity
Weight diversity is a fact about human beings. People have always come in different shapes and sizes and weights. There have always been fat people. There will always be fat people. If fat people are not welcome and encouraged to participate fully in our lives and in our society,
Michelle´s Gastric Bypass Surgery [offsite link]
Read Michelle´s Blog as she goes through her gastric bypass surgery. "The good the bad and the ugly."
More2Hug [offsite link]
Managed by Leigh this lovely designed community for bountiful people has articles on health, general interest and travel. There is a forum, chat room and area to add your own personal ad. You do need an updated browser if you are using explorer or netscape or it will be all wonky.
Plus Size Pregnancy
Clothing, health news, book reviews and other products for the plus size mom to be.
Spirited Sisters Hospital Gowns
We have all experienced the trials and tribulations of having to wear a hospital gown at some point in our lives either in the hospital or doctorï¿½s office. They are uncomfortable, incredibly awkward, usually arenï¿½t made for plus size bodies
Take Off Pounds Sensibly [offsite link]
"Offering a healthy, caring and supportive
approach to weight control, at an affordable price, has been our goal since 1948. TOPS® is an
international family of all ages, sizes,and shapes from all walks of life. Dedicated to
helping each other Take Off and Keep Off Pounds Sensibly."
The Big Mama Wellness Project [offsite link]
Linda Izzo is a professional self-esteem speaker/singer & businesswoman. The Big Mama Project strives to promote physical fitness and positive size acceptance, no matter what your size. "Not-For-Profit Organization that offers FREE programs and products to Big Beautiful Women and Men (and Anyone) who want to improve their physical and mental health" Offers free 40 minute workout video.
The National Eating Disorder Information Centre - Canada [offsite link]
(NEDIC) is a Toronto-based, non-profit organization, established in 1985 to provide information and resources on eating disorders and weight preoccupation." The site contains links to guides, recommended reading and telephone support line. I especially liked one of their mottos: "Scales are for fish not people". Lots of beautiful artwork decorates this site.
The National Eating Disorders Association - US [offsite link]
"The National Eating Disorders Association is the largest not-for-profit organization in the United States working to prevent eating disorders and provide treatment referrals to those suffering from anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder and those concerned with body image and weight issues."
Three Simple Goals for the New Year
What are your goals for this year? Lose weight? Has that little ditty worked for you in the past? I guess if you are considering it yet again, probably not. Now is the time to add some attainable goals
Wounded Woman [offsite link]
Their mission is "to encourage women who have been deeply wounded to step over the edge of their pain and fear and to move toward the light of self-esteem, self-worth and self-acceptance." They offer bookmarks, pillows and t-shirts scribbled with words meant to heal.
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