You may find it difficult and stressful to approach someone you care about who has an eating disorder. You may wonder what to say, or be understandably worried about what will happen as a result. Rest assured, however, that there are things you can do to offer support.
We know that physical activity can contribute to health and well-being. One might presume that the more exercise, the better; however, there is a point when too much exercise can give rise to health consequences.
Healthcare providers are a vital link in the circle of care for people with eating disorders. Here are some resources that may be pertinent to your practice:
Our community education programming is delivered to over 20,000 people across Canada every year. Our vision is to have home, school, youth-facing, and healthcare environments that are body-inclusive, where people feel accepted and respected. Our sessions blend best practices in health and education policy to increase your confidence in navigating the vast array of information around food, weight, exercise, and health in a non-discriminatory manner.
You can browse our webinars archive to register for upcoming sessions, as well as view recordings of past sessions. We address various topics, including diet culture and weight stigma, eating disorders and comorbidities, skills and strategies for folks directly affected, tips for educators, and treatment approaches.