Thursday, October 6, 2016

Health at Every Size (HAES)

Health at Every Size (HAES)

          Did you know that being thinner does not necessarily mean that you will be happier or healthier? This tends to be a misconception that the majority of us believe. The principles of Health at Every Size (HAES) by Linda Beacon “supports people of all sizes in finding compassionate ways to take care of themselves.”

So, what are the principles of Health at Every Size?:


  • Celebrates body diversity.
  • Honors the differences in size, age, race, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, and religion. 
  • Values body knowledge and peoples lived experiences.
  • Finds the joy in moving one’s body and eating in a flexible manner that honors internal cues of hunger and appetite.

Linda Beacon alongside the Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH) have created the Health at Every Size pledge. You can be a part of the over 10,000 people that have signed showing their support to the principles of HAES values. Be a part of this aspiring pledge at: http://haescommunity.com/pledge/

By Marisol Gutierrez


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