There is a difference between trying to be your best and trying to live up to an impossible standard.
Sadly, many lives are damaged or even destroyed by the impossible standard. Hence the increase of steroid use in athletes, including at the high school level. Hence the increase of dangerous weight loss surgery and the use of questionable methods to achieve the “perfect” body.
It is not about getting healthy, it’s about looking a certain way. These tactics are not healthy.
The Reembody blog, up to this point, has been a thoughtful exploration of human movement, a subject about which I am extremely passionate.
Today, however, I’m mad and I’m going to tell you why.
I have been planning a blog post for a while on fitness misinformation, and it was originally going to be the same kind of thoughtful deconstruction found in my other installments. But then I read this and it was one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever found in my newsfeed: so beautiful, in fact, that the rest of the health and fitness propaganda floating around Facebook like turds in a pool started to really, really piss me off.
So thoughtful deconstruction has been postponed for another day. Instead, we’re going to take a good look at a few of those turds and get pissed off together because, when someone preys upon your insecurities in an effort…
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