Creating Balance in Fitness: Redefining Obesity for 2015

Shannon Khoury
Strength and Conditioning

I want to change how we talk about obesity in fitness. “Obesity,” in and of itself, is not a pejorative term. Obesity, for the intents of this discussion, is a word that represents an escalated condition of energy imbalance.


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Obesity is not a value judgment. It is not meant to be a sweeping generalization about a person, his or her lifestyle and habits, or even the quality of his or her relationships. 


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