Anna Lutz and Elizabeth Davenport have a conversation with Dr. Lisa Folden, a licensed physical therapist, NASM certified behavior change specialist and Anti-diet Health & Body Image Coach.
- The importance of positive messaging around bodies and the process of self-acceptance.
- The dangers of dieting, the impact diet messaging can have on kids, and what diet culture takes away from us.
- Her role as a weight inclusive physical therapist helping individuals gain strength, improve flexibility, improve bone density, and safely participate in joyful movement.
- The harm we often do to our bodies in the name of health.
- The benefits of shifting focus from weight loss to self-acceptance.
- The first steps mothers can take to shift their focus from dieting to begin accepting their bodies.
- Dr. Lisa Folden
- Healthy PhiT Physical Therapy and Wellness Consultants
- Lutz, Alexander & Associates Nutrition Therapy
- Pinney Davenport Nutrition
Dr. Lisa N. Folden is a North Carolina licensed physical therapist, NASM certified behavior change specialist and Anti-diet Health & Body Image Coach. She also owns Healthy Phit Physical Therapy & Wellness Consultants in Charlotte, NC.
As a body positive women’s health expert and health at every size (HAES®️) ambassador, Dr. Folden assists women seeking healthier lifestyles. Her weight-neutral approach encourages intuitive eating, body acceptance and breaking up with toxic diet culture.
Dr. Lisa is a mom of three, published author and speaker who understands the complex needs of the modern busy woman and mom. Therefore, her goal is to see as many people as possible living their best lives without worrying about their weight!
A regular contributor to articles on topics related to physical therapy, health, wellness, self-care, motherhood, body image and fat-friendly healthcare, Dr. Folden has had the distinct honor of being featured in Oprah Magazine, Shape Magazine, Livestrong, Bustle and several other publications. Additionally, she is a member of the National Association of Black Physical Therapists, the Association of Size Diversity & Health, The KNOW Women and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.