The Moderation Movement (started in 2014 by Jodie Arnot (healthy balance fitness) and Zoe Nicholson (figureate dietetics) are on a mission to counter all the hype and promote a healthy enjoyment of all food and encourage exercise for enjoyment, not punishment. They also have a strong focus on body image and supporting people to feel fit and healthy within a diverse range of body shapes and sizes.

They have some great tips to think about your attitude to health and wellness. Some of these include:

  • A mindful enjoyment of all foods and enjoyment of food for both nourishment and pleasure
  • Exercise for enjoyment, never punishment
  • Set wellness goals that don’t focus on appearance or size
  • Don’t shame others for their lifestyle choices or appearance
  • There is more than one way to achieve wellness.

The following video is a quick guide on how to improve your relationship with exercise.

You can follow the Moderation Movement on facebook here.

Improve your relationship with exercise

In my 18 years in the fitness industry, I've learned people with a complicated relationship with physical activity are more common than people with a balanced approach.I meet people who feel compelled to push themselves to do exercise they don't enjoy, and feel guilty or anxious if they take a day off. I also meet people who detest 'exercise' for many reasons and avoid it.In this video, I provide just some tips for healing your relationship with moving your body.One of the first steps is to simply think of it as movement, rather than 'exercise'.- Jodie, Healthy Balance Fitness

Posted by The Moderation Movement on Tuesday, August 23, 2016