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Fit not healthy

Vanessa Alford

Fit not healthy

how one woman"s obsession to be the best nearly killed her

by Vanessa Alford

  • 173 Want to read
  • 15 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

  • Stress (Physiology),
  • Eating disorders in women,
  • Autobiographies,
  • Women athletes,
  • Case studies,
  • Health,
  • Marathon running,
  • Runners (Sports),
  • Exercise addiction,
  • Sports,
  • Biography

  • About the Edition

    Distorted body image is a growing concern amongst women in educated, often affluent communities, fuelled by a public obsession with the perfect body and a skewed definition of what it means to look fit, healthy and/or beautiful. Sometimes that distortion result in obviously unhealthy behaviour, but, disturbingly, it can also manifest as an over-zealous focus on health and fitness. Fit not Healthy is the story of how one woman"s determination to be lean, fit and healthy took her to the brink of infertility and death and how she pulled back just in time to regain her health and perspective and start a family. Vanessa Alford was obsessed with becoming one of Australia"s top marathon runners; so obsessed that she pushed her body to breaking point - literally - and to the point when she was unable to conceive despite being young, strong and supposedly healthy. Her body fat percentage dropped to 14%; she developed stress fractures and felt physically unwell most of the time, but she continued training, ignoring the concerns and advice of family and friends. Looking back now, after her recovery, Vanessa says she was in denial about the need to rest and feed her body in order to give it the opportunity to recover from the physical damage and mental strain she put it under. She was always looking for another way, another practitioner who would confirm that she could heal whilst maintaining a rigorous training schedule that included running over two hours a day. It was only her desire to have a baby and the shock of being unable to fall pregnant that shattered her wall of denial and allowed her to see clearly what she was doing to herself. Vanessa is one of the lucky ones. She gained seven kilograms in four months, pushing her body fat up to 22%, and she was then able to conceive. She is now fit AND healthy, and she and her husband have a happy, healthy baby girl and are expecting another child. Others are not so lucky. They are still battling the internal and external voices that say leaner and fitter is always better; that women can be healthy at the same body fat percentages as men; and that you do not need to eat more, even if your body is telling you it is hungry. It is Vanessa"s hope that her story can save at least one of woman from herself. Fit Not Healthy is a story for our times.

    Edition Notes

    Other titlesHow one woman"s obsession to be the best nearly killed her.
    StatementVanessa Alford
    LC ClassificationsRC1220.M35 A44 2015
    The Physical Object
    Pagination249 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
    Number of Pages249
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27195426M
    ISBN 101925048276
    ISBN 109781925048278

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