• Title : Body Respect

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  • ISBN: 1940363195

  • Format Type: Paperback

  • Number of Pages: 232 pages


Body Respect Description

Mainstream health science has let you down.Weight loss is not the key to health, diet and exercise are not effective weight loss strategies and fatness is not a death sentence.You ve heard it before there s a global health crisis, and, unless we make some changes, we re in trouble That much is true but the epidemic is NOT obesity The real crisis lies in the toxic stigma placed on certain bodies and the impact of living with inequality not the numbers on a scale In a mad dash to shrink our bodies, many of us get so caught up in searching for the perfect diet, exercise program, or surgical technique that we lose sight of our original goal improved health and well being Popular methods for weight loss don t get us there and lead many people to feel like failures when they can t match unattainable body standards It s time for a cease fire in the war against obesity.Dr Linda Bacon and Dr Lucy Aphramor s Body Respect debunks common myths about weight, including the misconceptions that BMI can accurately measure health, that fatness necessarily leads to disease, and that dieting will improve health They also help make sense of how poverty and oppression such as racism, homophobia, and classism affect life opportunity, self worth, and even influence metabolism.Body insecurity is rampant, and it doesn t have to be It s time to overcome our culture s shame and distress about weight, to get real about inequalities and health, and to show every body respect..



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thumbnail Title: Body Respect
Author:Linda Bacon
ISBN :1940363195
ranting: 2.5
Reviewer: 80 Reviews
Description: Mainstream health science has let you down.Weight loss is not the key to health, diet and exercise are not effective weight loss strategies and fatness is not a death sentence.You ve heard it before t

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