Love Your Body Day is October 19th and CCU will celebrate

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Coastal Carolina University will sponsor Love Your Body Day on Wednesday, October 19th on the Lib Jackson Student Center Deck from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at CCU to raise awareness of body image and health issues. The event is free and open to the public.

"The way people feel about their bodies is a result of social and cultural expectations of what they should look like.  Love Your Body Day serves to build self-esteem among everyone, especially women, regarding their physical appearance, no matter what the magazines suggest. This year the focus is on bellies – and yes, we want people to love their love handles and move their midsections like belly-dancers."

- Julinna Oxley, director of the Women's and Gender Studies Program.

Don't we know it in the Grand Strand!  With the amount of time we spend in bathing suits, for many, an equal amount of time is spent needlessly agonizing.

Zumba and Hula exhibitions, hula -hoop competitions, sumo suit wrestling and a dance-off to the song "I Love Your Belly," by Cowboy Mouth will all be offered. There will also be free healthy snacks, poster displays by health promotion students, free eating disorder screenings with a chance to win an iPod, and other fun activities to bring positive body image awareness.

For more information, check out this CCU press release and a map of the CCU campus for location details.