Weight Issues Around the World

I’m copying Tara Parker-Pope’s New York Times/The Well blog post (Weight Issues Around the World) verbatim because there was no use in rewriting something like this.

Clearly, the U.S. isn’t the only country obsessed with weight (or struggling with it).

And that news doesn’t exactly make me happy to hear.

Sadly, obesity is a growing global epidemic, and much of it is fueled by inactivity and over-eating, coupled with economic hardships — a trifecta for disaster. Continue reading “Weight Issues Around the World”

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Too “Fat” to Graduate?

Wow, just … wow.

I have nothing to say here except to share this article and see what you think about it. Per the article, “Students at Lincoln University with a body mass index of 30 or above, reflective of obesity, must take a fitness course that meets three hours per week. Those who are assigned to the class but do not complete it cannot graduate.”

Can you imagine?! As if body image issues aren’t a big enough deal for college students, now they might not graduate on account of being overweight?! WTF?!

People go to college for an education … not to enter a beauty contest or begin a modeling career where appearances matter.

While you know I’m all for promoting physical fitness and advocating good health … come on … how can this be for real!?

How about you? What do you think? What would you do if you were a student at this school?

…So “Fat Acceptance” is OK to Say, but “Overweight” is Bad?!

This is a cross-post I wrote at WeAretheRealDeal. Click here to read it, or check it out after the jump. Continue reading “…So “Fat Acceptance” is OK to Say, but “Overweight” is Bad?!”