Video: Thick is In.

Screen-Shot-2013-07-29-at-9.11.06-AMLast week, I answered a question from someone wanting to lose weight from their thighs.

The truth is, the commentator isn’t alone. Every day, I get dozens of emails from both men and women about the desire to be thin. It’s not about being healthy or about being strong; it’s about being skinny. And though I understand where this desire comes from, I think all of us could use a reality check when it comes to body image.

Over the weekend, I decided to record a video on the topic – and posted it on my second YouTube channel, DaveyWaveyRaw. Because body image is so central to health and fitness, I wanted to share it with you.

Check it out. Let me know what you think in the comments below.

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Comments

  1. Healthy, not skinny, seems obvious right but some people miss the point. Go put some pants on man.

  2. Conversely I would say that many men in the gay community are influenced by the images depicted in gay-themed movies and gay magazines. I wouldn’t say that hitting the gym is necessarily healthy, especially when you consider that many gay men are more interested in fitting a specific standard of beauty that is endorsed and promoted as ideal by much of the community. It’s really more about vanity, and looking like a porn star. I read many blogs by gay men who profess that having a 6-pack is all about health, but then they’re drinking alcohol, doing drugs, smoking cigarettes, etc. It leads me to believe that having a healthy body image is not the objective. I would advocate nutrition and moderate physical activity for everyone, and not focus so much on trying to fit a specific body type, whether it’s beefy and muscular, or skinny. Also, keep in mind that being a little overweight is not unhealthy either. My advice: Just be yourself, and don’t listen to what others have to say.