Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Think Fit Not Fat

Could you go an entire week without using the word “fat” to describe yourself or others? That is the challenge during national “Fat Free Talk Week” that starts on October 19, 2009.

“It’s time we started changing our mentality, our language and the way we think to Fit Not Fat,” said Amanda Jillson, associate director of recreational sports.

Over 10-million women suffer from eating disorders every year, which is more women than are diagnosed with breast cancer.

“It’s ok if you have candy and cookies and sweets it’s just having them in moderation,” said Jillson.

She says thinking "fit" is not all about physical fitness or even eating healthy. It’s about the entire spectrum of wellness that includes spiritual, environmental and financial wellness.

Recreational Sports hopes to spread that message to everyone on campus at the “Love Your Body Day Fair” on Wednesday, October 21, 2009. Jillson will be talking to students about supplements and the effect they have on the body along with finding your happy weight. The event is being organized and sponsored by the UIS Women’s Center.


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