Fitness influencer Elianne Alexander has spent the past year and a half lifting the veil off #fitspo and inspiring people to strive for a healthy lifestyle instead of a certain look. One glance at her Instagram and you might assume that health and wellness come easily to her. But she'll be the first to admit that the journey to get to this place has been anything but easy.
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If you've ever shopped plus fashion, you know that while things are *starting* to get better, there just aren't as many choices available. From boxy cuts to not-so-on-trend patterns, plus shoppers often get the short end of the stick when it comes to fashion. And even famous models like Ashley Graham sometimes can't get pieces in their size from high-end designers. Remember that whole Vogue cover shoot fiasco?
We've come a long way since Virginia Slims began marketing specifically to women in the '60s by portraying smoking as the epitome of carefree glamour. We are now crystal clear on the cancer risks involved with smoking (and that smoking can affect your DNA for decades after you quit). Warning labels on cartons are impossible to miss.
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Before I was diagnosed with cancer, I was arrogantly healthy. I did yoga religiously, I went to the gym, I walked, I ate only organic food. But cancer doesn't care how often you lift weights or hold the whipped cream.
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