Body Positivity

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Developing a healthy relationship with one’s body is a key component to achieving optimal wellness.  Body Positivity involves the acceptance and appreciation of all bodies regardless of shape, size, age, race, or gender. This includes understanding that you can live comfortably in your body as it is in this moment.  Key components of developing a healthy body image include prioritizing nourishment, movement, and self-care.
 
You can start practicing body positivity by listening to your body and honoring its individual needs.  Be sure to eat when you are hungry and rest when you are tired.  In addition, practice regular physical activity and self-care that you enjoy.  This could include going for a walk, taking a bath, spending time with friends, or participating in a group fitness class. Instead of focusing on physical weight, focus on your unique qualities and talents. Be sure to treat your body as a friend.  

Programs & Services

Fit to Thrive

Fit to Thrive is a 5-week series designed to teach students, faculty, and staff how to incorporate the dimensions of well-being into their daily lives so that they can flourish and be fulfilled. Learn more about the program and register here. 

Intuitive Eating Program

No more dieting! Explore your relationship with food, dieting, and personal body image through this program.

Request a Presentation

Health Initiatives offers pre-planned and custom presentation experiences for employees and students. Request a presentation, training or workshop.

Alexa Health

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Alexa has a variety of health and well-being related skills that you can use to optimize your wellness. Learn more about the many areas of wellness you can use your Alexa for.