The 5 Best Odyssey Health Articles From The Week Of January 19
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5 Health And Wellness Articles You Missed From The Week Of January 19

A weekly roundup of Odyssey's Health and Wellness section.

5 Health And Wellness Articles You Missed From The Week Of January 19
Alexa Malloy

Every week, Odyssey creators take a deep dive and write articles that reflect relevant topics, emotions, and stages of life. Within the Health & Wellness vertical, creators share stories ranging from mental health struggles to advice from their fitness journey. Here are the top five articles from this last week on Odyssey Health & Wellness.

1. What It's Really Like To Have Lyme disease

A creator shares her personal story of Lyme disease and how her life has changed because of it.

Read more from this creator here.

2. Recovering From An Eating Disorder Is A Lifelong Battle, But We're Fighting The Good Fight

Discussing a struggle that so many face, this creator sheds light on the longevity of an eating disorder and the strength it takes to beat it.

Read more from this creator here.

3. No One Tells You About The Second Wave Of Puberty That Hits You In Your Twenties

We could all use an "I've been there" article, and this is one of them, tips and tricks included.

Read more from this creator here.

4. To The Girl Who Isn't So Sure She'd Be Missed

If you need a reminder of your value to the world, look no further.

Read more from this creator here.

5. Please Stop Telling Me How To Handle My Grief If You've Never Experienced It

This creator's experiences with grief gives her an authentic voice on the topic.

Read more from this creator here.

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The Gift Of Basketball

The NBA playoffs remind me of my basketball journey through time

Syracuse Basketball

I remember that when I was very little, my dad played in an adult basketball league, and I remember cheering him on with everything in me. I also remember going to Tuscola basketball games when the old floor was still there and the bleachers were still wooden. I remember always wanting to play basketball like my dad, and that's just what I did.

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Plus Size Appreciation: How I Learned To Love My Body

Because it is okay to not be "skinny."


In America, we tend to stick up our noses at certain things that aren't the norm. For example, people who are overweight, or the politically correct term “obese." Men and women who are overweight get so much backlash because they are not skinny or "in shape," especially, African-American women, who are typically known for having wider hips and thicker thighs. Robert Darryl, an African-American filmmaker, explains the overall intention of the body mass index in his follow-up sequel, “America the Beautiful 2: The Thin Commandments."

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It's More Than Just A Month

Mental Awareness reminds you that it's always darkest before the dawn.

Odyssey recognizes that mental well-being is a huge component of physical wellness. Our mission this month is to bring about awareness & normality to conversations around mental health from our community. Let's recognize the common symptoms and encourage the help needed without judgement or prejudice. Life's a tough journey, we are here for you and want to hear from you.

As the month of May begins, so does Mental Health Awareness Month. Anxiety, depression, bipolar mood disorder, eating disorders, and more affect millions of people in the United States alone every year. Out of those affected, only about one half seek some form of treatment.

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Pop Culture Needs More Plus Size Protagonists

When almost 70% of American women are a size 14 or bigger, movies like Dumplin' are ridiculously important, while movies like I Feel Pretty just feel ridiculous.


For as long as I can remember, I've been fat. The protagonists in the movies I've watched and the books I've read, however, have not been. . .

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How I Met My Best Friends In College

Quarantine inspired me to write about my freshman year to keep it positive and focus on all the good things I was able to experience this year! In this article, I will be talking about how I was able to make such amazing friends by simply putting myself out there and trying new things.

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