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How Do Body Image and Gender Stereotypes Affect Runners?

191: How Do Body Image and Gender Stereotypes Affect Runners?

goals and plans Mar 18, 2021

How do you see your body?  Do you use positive or negative words to describe yourself?  When we assess our physical body, we generally do so as a comparison to some image in our head.  In this episode, we want to discuss the physical stereotypes cast upon us.  We look into how these societal expectations are different for men and women, and how they change over time.  We also talk about the idea of loving your body for what it is, and how that can be another unhealthy trap.  


Highlights of the Episode


How do you feel about your body?

Gender stereotypes and roles

Physical gender stereotypes

Physical stereotypes with runners

Does the societal physical image fit with the running goal?


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