We often think of fitness as being a healthy endeavor and it can be, but without care it can create lots of damage as well. Today, physical therapist, Jessica Bento, joins me to discuss what body positivity is and how many of our fitness habits go against this concept. The original idea is that body positivity is simply about everyone should feel comfortable in their body size.
This may make fitness pros nuts because we often believe you aren’t “healthy” if you aren’t training hard and looking the part right? How in the world can a heavier person be healthy? We aren’t suggesting that people can’t make positive habit changes but emphasizing how people look can lead to mental health issues like eating disorders.
Are we just being politically correct, is there anything to actually back this up? Well, here are some good papers…