Sane Thoughts on Cognitive Dissonance and Fitness Elitism from Weighty Matters
Yoni Freedhoff is a Canadian MD whose blog, Weighty Matters, touches on issues of health, fitness, some of the problems inherent in the typical North American diet, and related stuff. Sometimes I agree with him wholeheartedly, and sometimes I don’t, but I like his evidence-based approach to the questions at hand.
Today, he’s running an excellent guest post from one Jonathan Goodman on the problem of elitism in the fitness industry and the culture that surrounds it. Honestly, I wasn’t expecting much (too often, articles on the topic in question are disappointing), but Goodman both knows his stuff and knows how to do research (which, as a research nerd, touches my data-driven little heart!). He also knows how to string together a sentence, which doesn’t hurt.
I haven’t finished it yet, so it still could totally go off the rails — but really I think it’s probably worth a read if you’re interested in related topics.