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What is Body Image? »

Changing the Way You See Yourself
Part 1 of 2

It’s never been easy for me to buy clothing that fits, particularly pants. Topping off at a very short 5’1”, with an overall small frame but not without a few robust areas, there seemed to be no pants in the world that fit my waist, thighs AND leg length. In my mid-twenties, when I was finally sick of jeans that either fell down or strangled my thighs, I decided to do some research: What cut of jeans would fit me right?

How to Boost Your Body Image »

Changing the Way You See Yourself
Part 2 of 2

In Part 1, we looked at what body image is and what current standards of beauty influence body image for both men and women in our culture. Below, we’ll consider different ways of responding to those standards and propose a way that promotes the most physical and mental well-being.

WHAT’S ON YOUR DRINK MENU? »

Cross off the Pop
Part 1 of 5

Ordering a drink is usually not a big deal. You order quickly, maybe out of habit or without too much thought. Then you decide what to eat. That’s the important part, right? But wait a minute. Let’s back up. Maybe what you have to drink is a bit more important than you think. 

WHAT’S ON YOUR DRINK MENU?  »

Eliminate the Worst Offenders
Part 2 of 5

If you read Part 1 titled Cross Off the Pop and decided to cross off regular and diet sodas from your personal drink menu, good for you. Now, for the next important question…what are you drinking instead? How about this next item on the menu?

WHAT’S ON YOUR DRINK MENU?  »

Watch Out for Imposters
Part 3 of 5

Fruit punch masquerades as a harmless (and sometimes nutritious) beverage, but there are other drinks that are far more misleading. Let’s look at five other common, and often very tricky, imposters of the beverage world. The first two can be especially confusing, so pay attention!

WHAT'S ON YOUR DRINK MENU? »

Three More Imposters Exposed
Part 4 of 5

As we saw in part 3 of this series, you really can’t tell the true value of a beverage from its name alone; you’ve got to investigate a bit. It’s annoying and sometimes a lot of trouble to find out about the ingredients in your foods and beverages. But if you care about your health, you can’t afford to ignore the details.

WHAT'S ON YOUR DRINK MENU? »

I'll Just Have Water...
Part 5 of 5

If you’ve read parts 1 – 4 of this series, you already know that your healthy beverage choices are not limited to water, unless you simply don’t like anything else. However, as the most basic of beverages--and the healthiest—you can’t complete a revision of your personal drink menu without adding water to the list.