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Health At Every Size

Updated: Jul 3, 2023

HEALTH...


It's time for us to redefine the concept of health. What does health truly mean to you? Consider it from the perspective of your physical, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being. Reflect on your connection with your body, nature, others, and what brings meaning to your life.


Health is NOT

defined by body size,

measured by numbers on a scale.


AT EVERY SIZE...


Every individual, regardless of their body size, deserves respect.


No bodies are bad or unworthy.


Lecturing patients to lose weight and calling it "treatment" is not acceptable. That is not healthcare; it's bullying. Such actions not only lead to feelings of shame and avoidance of medical visits, but they also distract from actual treatment. When a doctor offers medications or specialist referrals to individuals in thin bodies, while telling those in larger bodies to lose weight, it is an act of discrimination.


Weight-based discrimination results in:

- Shame

- Low self-esteem

- Negative body image

- Unequal wages and limited career advancements

- Depression

- Anxiety

- Reluctance to seek medical care

- Poor health outcomes

- Social isolation

- Avoidance of physical exercise

- Eating disorders


It's time to challenge these harmful norms and create a healthcare system that fosters inclusivity and true well-being for all.




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