Revamping Health at Every Size Movement

by Marnie Bii | June 1st, 2017 | Inspiration, Mind & Body
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positive woman (400x400)The health at every size movement may be projecting the wrong message at this time. Although body acceptance is important, staying in the obese range can lead to a myriad of health problems, including diabetes and heart disease. Underweight individuals also face health risks, such as vitamin deficiencies and kidney disease. A better approach might be promoting body acceptance for people of all sizes while applauding the journey toward improved health. People working toward a healthy body and mind need understanding, not judgment, to stay on track.

Acceptance of Body Image

No matter your size, it’s important to accept yourself as is to retain a healthy outlook while pursuing weight loss or gain. Without body acceptance, you will not be happy with how you look, even when you do reach your goal weight.

Commitment to Health

Since muscle weighs more than fat, weight alone doesn’t reflect perfect health. Instead, it’s important to work with a doctor to make sure your cholesterol, vitamin and other blood count levels continually improve.

The health at every size movement should reflect tolerance and love toward fellow humans on the journey towards a better self, rather than simple acceptance of an unhealthy lifestyle.

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  1. MJ says:

    I’m not sure you completely understand how Health At Every Size works. The basic foundation of HAES is, “Eat healthier and more nutritious meals. Exercise regularly. Stop hating yourself. Worry more about your overall health and not what the scale says.”

    for some reason there’s a myth out there that HAES means “I am perfectly healthy always not matter what I weigh.” HAES doesn’t say that. It does say that you cannot look at someone and make assumptions about their overall health.

    Some people who follow HAES lose weight. Some don’t. Either way they’re still making positive improvements to their life and overall health.

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