FITNESS EXPERT: ‘Fat Acceptance’ Causes Obese to Skip Life-Saving Exercise

‘Disturbing trend is on the rise: giving up…’

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(Breitbart) Fitness expert Derek Bees argued in a column this week that the “fat acceptance” movement is causing some Americans to give up on life-saving exercise.

Writing for Big Think, fitness expert Derek Bees analyzed the “fat acceptance” movement and what it means for Americans who are overweight.

Bees highlighted an alarming trend of Americans who have simply decided to give up when it comes to weight loss.

Attitude is of primary importance, which is critical in a media dominated by fad diets and workouts.

Genes matter—some of us really have to work harder than others—yet body image begins with your mindset.

While no one-size diet or fitness protocol is for everyone (as much as many holistic opportunists would like you to believe), your attitude about your body is important.

And one disturbing trend is on the rise: giving up.

Bees was referencing a study conducted by researchers at Georgia Southern University.

The study, which was conducted between 1988 and 2014, revealed that of the nearly 30,000 participants analyzed, six percent fewer overweight or obese participants were actively trying to lose weight in 2014 than in 1988.


Bees quoted a report from the New York Times which cautioned against the “fat acceptance” trend.

“Public health experts fear that this trend toward ‘fat acceptance’ bodes ill for future well-being and the soaring costs of chronic weight-related ailments like heart disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes and more than a dozen kinds of cancer,” the report read…Original Source