This week we welcomed Sarah Badger to the show. Sarah Badger is an outspoken advocate for promoting positive body image, healthy living and eating disorder awareness in the dance world. She shared her inspirational story of recovery from disordered eating! To learn more about Sarah, check out her bio!
What We Discussed:
3:30 – Sarah Badger’s experience in ballet. The development of her eating disorder.
8:25 – How Sarah became an advocate for promoting positive body image, healthy living, and eating disorder awareness.
10:25 – The development of eating disorders in adults. The development of eating disorders after tragedy.
13:05 – Body weight expectations in ballet. Conflict between ideal body weight and being healthy.
15:10 – Avoiding competitiveness and pressure in the dance community.
19:22 – Perfectionism, eating disorders, and ballet.
23:45 – Clean Eating, Eating Disorder Recovery and Prevention
32:08 – Changes in the medical complications of eating disorders.
34:30 – Caller Question: How to approach dancers that have eating disorders. How to make dancers more comfortable about asking for help, if they have an eating disorder.
Links We Discussed
The Norton Center’s FREE ‘Lifestyle’ eBook
Ballet Brain – Sarah Badger’s Blog
Dancing with the Mirror – Sarah Badger’s Upcoming Book
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