Women Leaders Series: Food and Wellbeing: Being Mindful About Our Guts (Leading Self)

Recent research indicates that the microbes on and in our bodies impact our overall health and well-being. The food we eat and our behaviors feed and impact our microbial residents. Food choices, stress, and exercise create environments within our bodies that favor some organisms over others. Research shows us that we can promote growth of “good microbes” by including healthy diverse food options into our diets, reducing stress, and increasing exercise. In this presentation Kari Brossard Stoos will interpret recent research on healthy microbiota and the foods and behaviors that promote them. Integrating this knowledge into our daily life can be challenging as we struggle with motivation and self-judgement. Mary Ann Erickson will show how self-compassion can both help us implement healthier eating habits and be kinder to ourselves and others.

Presented by Kari Brossard Stoos, Associate Professor and Associate Department Chair, Health Promotion and Physical Education and Mary Ann Erickson, Associate Professor, Health Promotion and Physical Education

Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Taughannock Falls Room, Campus Center

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