Obesity is killing us! Stop the fat shaming!
How about Fit Shaming?
You ever heard of it?
“Jeez you’re so skinny, you have to eat more. ”
“Just have a cookie man.”
Yeah these are things that have been said to me, as I sit at a normal (albeit a lower than average body fat percentage #shredlife), a normal BMI (body mass index or height to weight ratio), and probably taking in more calories than said shamer.
“That girl looks so silly.”
As an overweight girl tries to figure out how to follow along with a youtube dance video.
“What the hell is that guy doin?”
As the baby boomer gentlemen who has never exercised is attempting to do kettlebell swings for the first time.
Things I’ve heard in commercial gym settings.
The biggest reason we might die as per the newest research is not that we’re fat, its that we don’t MOVE.
“Findings from a recent meta-analysis suggest that poor cardiorespiratory fitness is an independent and a better predictor of mortality than obesity, and that the risk for all-cause and cardiovascular mortality is higher in individuals with normal body mass index (BMI) and poor physical fitness, compared with individuals with high BMI and good physical fitness (Silverman and Duester, 2014).”
Fit shaming, ever heard of it?
– Your Fitness Liason
Paul W. Park Co-founder/Owner