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Our language matters. Boy, does it ever!

Friendly reminder, YOU are an amazing human being! *Your bones are stronger than steel. *Your heart pumps about 2,000 gallons of blood in a day. *1 drop of blood contains around 250 million cells. *25 million cells are being produced in your body each second. *There are about 100,000 miles of blood vessels in an adult human body.


The fitness industry CAN be a VERY toxic environment where we are constantly told we need to fit into a specific box of beauty standards to be accepted. (This is simply not true! You belong just as you are my friend!)


Our language matters. Boy, does it ever!


Trainers and gyms use phrases like, "Time to get your bikini body back." "Summer bodies are made in winter" "earn your calories by working out more." "get tight and toned for summer." "push harder so you won't feel guilty eating later." "no pain, no gain." ...the list goes on and on.


We as trainers and nutrition coaches can do better. I choose to do better! Let's show up as an ally through and through.


Let's help break the stigma together and stop body shaming ourselves and others. This is not a "motivational tactic", this is shaming and research has shown this is simply not good for our mental health.


Let's normalize talking about how exercise and nutrition can benefit us beyond weight loss, like how it can help us feel happiness and a sense of balance, exercise can grow our heart strength, it increases overall health and longevity!


So for today, I challange you to choose to focus on how AMAZING your body is! Because...YOUR BODY IS RAD!!



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