March 2, 2023 — As a veteran fitness assistant and trainer, Samantha Ward was well aware of the impact eating disorders can have on a woman’s health. Suddenly, though, the issue became personal. 

“I developed an eating disorder later in life,” Ward says. “I was 55 years old when it started. I had never had one before.”

Ward was going through tremendous stress. “I believe that my eating disorder was a way to cope with a very difficult time in my life,” she says. “I had lost my job, my marriage was falling apart, and I was struggling with depression.”  

Although eating…


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