Does Body Acceptance Promote Health Indifference?

Humans come in all shapes and sizes and in the interest of keeping our self-esteem high we sometimes accept or embrace our physical state even if it is decidedly unhealthy. How as educators do we address this conflict of accepting who you are physically vs. being mindful of the negative health effects that acceptance can …

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Increasing Student Self-Esteem in a Media Saturated Society

As the #slowchathealth blog site celebrates its 3rd birthday I'm excited that Danielle Petrucci returns with another guest blog post. In addition to being MAHPERD's 2018 Health Teacher of the Year, Danielle is also a Dove Self-Esteem Project Cadre Trainer and here she shares her views on student self-esteem and the great work done by the …

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