19 Sep

True or False… 20-30 something’s can fight eating disorders by turning to “fitspirations” instead of “thinspiration”

While our country has a growing obesity problem it’s easy to overlook the other side of the spectrum. I was on Pinterest today while icing my foot (typical) and noticed multiple “fitspiration” labels on things. The only reference to this I’ve had before is “thinspiration” websites I researched during my health and exercise science days… which led me to think; do you believe that while we start to appreciate women with muscle and the toned look, we can use that to replace the idealism of “thin”?

**This being said, people can also take exercise too far in the name of fitness and it can become it’s own issue. I am not encouraging that, just pondering.


3 Responses to “Discuss…”

  1. uberbeastmode September 19, 2012 at 5:01 pm #

    I think that would be better. Never been of a fan of “I want to be skinny” or remarks like that. Fit is where it’s at! Not just being thin. Thin does not necessarily = healthy.

  2. Sweat with Swagg September 19, 2012 at 5:47 pm #

    Reblogged this on Sweat with Swagg Fitness™.

  3. MadCray September 19, 2012 at 9:08 pm #

    Strong is the new sexy, right? Well, I certainly hope so. Fitness is such a broad, encompassing term that everyone needs to begin embracing. It means eating right, getting some physical activity, and those things leading you away from disease. It is time to throw out the scale and start using real, meaningful results to judge where you are and where you want to go. Great thought provoking post.

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