Monday, November 30, 2009

About AANA

AANA is a non-profit organization that strives to educate women about the negative consequences of anorexia in an effort to reduce the number of women affected by it and to motivate those that suffer to seek treatment. AANA is available to help through, or the toll free hot line 1-800-555-5555.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

All the Facts

1 out of every 100 young women between the ages of 10 and 20 is starving herself to death.
Don’t be afraid of the scale! Many women focus their attention on their weight. Other factors to achieving optimal health include body mass index (BMI) and being well nourished. There are healthy ways to lose weight such as an increase in activity, reasonable reduction of calories, avoid adding extra sugar to food, and add more whole wheat and grain foods to your diet. Or, instead of trying to lose weight, kick your old habits and develop healthier alternatives for an overall healthier body.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

The FATAL Consequences

5% to 20% of women will not survive the complications of Anorexia Nervosa.
Many complications can arise if a women continues with the risky behavior of Anorexia Nervosa. Some common symptoms include:
- Hair thinning
- Low blood pressure
- Increased irritability
- Constipation
- Bloating
- Weakened muscles and joints
- Anemia
- Kidney stones/failure
- Easy bruising of the skin
- Low potassium levels

Friday, November 27, 2009

Warning Signs

The possible warning signs are, but not limited to:
- Unnatural concern of body weight
- Fainting
- Over-exercising
- Use of diet pills
- Irregular or loss of menstruation

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Am I at Risk?

Plain and simple, the answer is yes. Women of all ages are constantly under pressure from society to look “thin and beautiful”. A woman’s environment, such as a stressful work place or a sick family member, also plays a major role in whether or not she develops an eating disorder.
If you suspect anyone you know to have Anorexia Nervosa do NOT be afraid to confront them. Women afflicted with the disease can get better with the proper treatment from professionals and support from family and friends.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Love Your Body!

Tyra Banks knows the importance of eating healthy. You don’t have to be extremely thin to be happy and successful.

The Anti-Anorexia Nervosa Association in partnership with The National Eating Disorder Association and The Renfrew Center Foundation urges young women to stop destructive eating habits and get help for their Anorexia Nervosa.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Discussion Board

Please use the comment section of this blog post to ask any questions, seek advice or share your thoughts. Together, we can overcome eating disorders!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Speaker Series

Please follow the link below to find an event near you!

The Anti-Anorexia Nervosa Association strives to inform individuals about their eating disorders through hosting a series of important speakers. The speakers will range from medical professionals to friends, family and loves ones of victims. We will also have victims themselves to show young women that overcoming their eating disorders is possible.