What is Weight Stigma and Why is It Important at OHA?

What is Weight Stigma  Weight stigma is a form of discrimination or stereotyping based on an individual’s weight or body size. This type of discrimination is often more socially accepted than other forms of discrimination based on the false belief that those in a larger body are unhealthy compared to their peers.   Impacts of Weight Stigma  …

Vaping Tips to Quit

Vaping has seen its popularity rise in recent years, especially for student populations. As those rates of use have increased, so has the number of studies looking at the negative impacts of vaping on personal health. One important finding has shown that vaping at a young age can affect the developing brain, making it more…

It’s time for the sex talk.

I can confidently say that I feel comfortable talking about anything with my friends. Unsolved murders, the dog commercial I cried during, my incontrollable urge to move to Thailand. However, I rarely talk to my friends about sex and every time it comes up, I feel like we revert to our 14-year-old selves and giggle…

Mask by Day, Mask by Night

Ah yes, sleep, one of the most crucial components of living. We all know we need more. We all know 7 to 9 hours is recommended. We all know we function better with sleep. Yet, many of us still struggle to get sufficient sleep.  Often addressing the overarching issue is too big to tackle, luckily…

Treat Yo-self to Some Plants!

During the COVID-19 pandemic it is no shock that worldwide we are spending 35% more time at home than we were in the beginning of the year… that is a huge a change! So how can we create a home environment that is conducive to our wellness? The answer is simple: plants. In a time…

Body Neutrality

Through body neutrality, we can create an environment for people to think of their body and appearance not as things that define their worth, but aspects of who they are that can bring joy, curiosity, and nourishment.

Social Media & Body Acceptance

Media influences our body image in many different ways that may be unconscious. Together, let’s create a change in the social media atmosphere and make it more body positive and REAL!