The weeklong series of events raises awareness about eating disorders.
Texas Tech University will host Feed Your Body and Soul Week, a series of events aimed at raising awareness about eating disorders, body image and soulful living running from Sunday (Feb. 26) through March 4.
Feed Your Body and Soul Week is held in conjunction with National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. The theme for this year's event is "#IAMENOUGH" and is meant to encourage the realization that worth is inherent, not based on clothing, appearance or any other external factor.
The National Eating Disorders Association reports as many as 10 million females and 1 million males in the United States struggle with an eating disorder such as anorexia or bulimia. Approximately 15 million more are struggling with binge eating disorder. Feed Your Body and Soul Week is one way students on the Texas Tech campus can work to increase awareness and practice body acceptance.
Events happening throughout the week include:
- Kripalu Yoga: 5 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 26), Robert H. Ewalt Student Recreation Center, Room 121.
Kripalu Yoga emphasizes "life force energy," self-acceptance, observing the activity of the mind without judgment and taking what is learned into daily life. (Tech ID required.)
- Boxing Techniques Class: 8 p.m. Monday (Feb. 27), Rec Center, Room 121.
Learn how to use your inner strength and how to move like a boxer, utilizing footwork, punches and blocks in a non-contact boxing techniques class. (Tech ID required.)
- Feed Your Body Fair: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 28), Student Union Building Ballroom.
Visit the Feed Your Body Fair to learn about mindful eating, body acceptance and health at every size. Free food while supplies last.
- Free Film Screening: "The Illusionists: The Globalization of Beauty": 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 28), Holden
Hall Room 006.
This film examines how the global beauty industry conspires to create a narrow, Westernized view of beauty that is almost impossible to achieve.
- Barre Class: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (March 1), Rec Center, Room 121.
Barre workouts are drawn from yoga, Pilates and ballet to strengthen and balance the entire body. (Tech ID required.)
- Celebration of Recovery: 7 p.m. Thursday (March 2), Serenity Center, Center for the Study of Addiction and Recovery.
Attendees will hear a personal story of recovery from someone who suffered from an eating disorder.
- Contribute to the #IAMENOUGH campaign: "I am enough" means something different to everyone. Embrace inner beauty and proclaim self-worth and share what it means to you on social media by using #IAMENOUGH.
For more information and a complete schedule of Feed Your Body and Soul week events, visit the Student Counseling Center's website.