The Ultimate Resolution

By Kelli Swensen, Dietetics Student, Sargent College


When I hear the word “resolution” I think of making a conscious decision to make a change that will better my life. While setting goals for yourself is good, it’s important that they are healthy goals. While eating healthier or exercising more are good goals, they can be taken to extreme, making them very unhealthy and possible dangerous. Elizabeth Jarrad wrote a beautiful post on building a positive body image in a perfection-obsessed world; I strongly encourage anyone who has even felt the pressure to have a “perfect” body to read her article and even pass it along to friends and family.


Last semester BU introduced a class, only for female students, called the Body Project, and it is being offered again this semester. The purpose of the class is to provide a safe environment for students who have ever had negative feelings towards their bodies. The class is focused around questioning social messages about the perfect body and shape.


  • Class ID is HE103
  • It is a for-credit PDP
  • Meets Wednesdays from 10:30-11:30am
  • Next session is from Feb 15th – March 7th
  • Register online via the Student Link

This year make the ultimate resolution to treat your body right: stop the negative thoughts and comments, appreciate it for all it does for you every day, eat healthy, and stay physically active.


Gist Tumor posted on February 3, 2012 at 11:44 pm

Yes live healthier is one of the most important goals of people today, thanks for sharing

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