“It is our goal to assist fitness professionals to think beyond the traditional dogma of exercising to lose weight or to reach a number on a scale. Instead, to focus more on a health-centered approach to the overall well-being of their fat clients”, states Lisa Tealer, NAAFA’s Director of Programs, former aerobics instructor and health club owner.
The guidelines challenge the fitness professional to learn more about size discrimination and the impact it has on the health of fat people and to consider other benefits of movement. They include tips on exercise modifications, use of language and equipment. It also lists additional resources, including journal articles, books and websites. The guidelines are available as a free download from the NAAFA website at: http://issuu.com/
NAAFA, in partnership with leading experts, has created Guidelines for Therapists, Health Care Providers and Travel Tips. These free downloadable documents are also available from the NAAFA’s website at www.naafa.org.
Founded in 1969, NAAFA is a non-profit civil rights organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for fat people. NAAFA works to eliminate discrimination based on body size and provide fat people with the tools for self-empowerment through public education, advocacy, and member support.
On the web: http://www.naafa.org
For more information contact:
Peggy Howell, Public Relations Director, NAAFA