7 Easy Things You Can Do for National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

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According to Glamour magazine, 97% of women feel hatred towards their bodies at least once a day. 40% of newly identified cases of anorexia nervosa are in girls ages 15 to 19. 68% of college-aged men believe they have too little muscle. 20 million women and 10 million men in the U.S. will suffer from a clinically-significant eating disorder in their lifetime, and many more will experience disordered eating or exercise patterns. The week of February 21-27 is the National Eating Disorder Awareness Week (#NEDAwareness Week). The goal is to spread awareness of the seriousness of eating disorders and clear up misconceptions in order to help people spot disordered eating behaviors before they become serious. Seems like a lofty goal, right?

Don’t worry. Here are 7 super easy ways that you can get involved.

1. Check yourself

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A lot of people who suffer from disordered eating or exercise don’t know it. Take this 3 minute screening to make sure you’re in check. Then, share it with your friends and loved ones.

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Celebrating, LearningErin Thomas