Beyond nutrition, Body Image, Performance, Uncategorized

Body Image, Dance and Eating

  When you hear "Body Image", what do you think of? Is it... how you see yourself in the mirror? Is it... what you think of your body? It is... what you think others may be thinking of your body?   Understanding Body Image is crucial for dancers (and teachers!) because you're expressing your emotions,… Continue reading Body Image, Dance and Eating

dance health, Eating disorder / disordered eating

We Can Stop Eating Disorders Before They Start. And We Should.

Being aware of eating disorders can make a big difference to you as a dancer, but unfortunately the conversation is hardly ever held in schools or even between teachers and students.   Dancers today are provided with loads of resources about ankle sprains, knee and hip injuries, and prehab workouts to prevent injuries from happening… Continue reading We Can Stop Eating Disorders Before They Start. And We Should.

Student's activity during group workshop
dance health, Dance Nutrition, Non Diet Approach

What makes a Healthy Dancer?

In one of the most recent workshops we had, students jot down the first word(s) that came to mind to define what makes a dancer healthy. They did this right at the beginning of the workshop and at the end. And the words that came out was great. Words that came out at the beginning… Continue reading What makes a Healthy Dancer?

Non Diet Approach

What happens when you start counting calories?

I'm against calorie-counting for a reason and that is that counting calories makes you vulnerable and insecure around food and exercise. (not to mention that counting calories, or any form of dieting, does not help you lose weight in the long term - it actually leads to regaining more) This account by Joanna really depicts… Continue reading What happens when you start counting calories?

Non Diet Approach

Three ways in which Eating can enhance your performance

  There are three things that eating can do for you, as a dancer, but too often only two of them are considered and the third one never spoken.   So let's have a look.     The three things that eating can bring to you: Eating plentifully will support your ability to dance, physically.… Continue reading Three ways in which Eating can enhance your performance