How to Talk to a Friend About Eating Disorders

The Brave Athlete by Dr. Simon Marshall and Lesley Paterson

If you have a friend or family member you suspect of an eating disorder, how you talk about this sensitive subject is very important. The authors of The Brave Athlete offer some suggestions for what to say or do (or what not to say or do).

The Exercise Dependence Scale

Is it possible your exercise habits are going in an unhealthy direction? Take this quiz from The Brave Athlete to see how dependent you may be.

The Chimp and Professor Battling Inside Your Brain

The Brave Athlete by Dr. Simon Marshall and Lesley Paterson chimp versus professor brain

You don’t have one brain—you have three; your ancient Chimp brain, your modern Professor brain, and your Computer brain. They fight for control all the time and that’s when bad things happen…

How to Break Bad Habits and Form Good Ones

The Brave Athlete by Dr. Simon Marshall and Lesley Paterson

To form good habits, we need to design them with such conscious and deliberate precision that they are ready-made to run on autopilot. Here are the step-by-step instructions.