Weight bias and physical activity promotion
Practitioners can learn about the impact of weight bias in a recent article published through the Alberta Centre for Active Living. Weight bias, or discriminatory attitudes toward individuals based on their body size and weight, can create barriers to their participation in daily living and physical activity. Weight bias among practitioners can translate to reduced quality and time spent interacting with a client in a variety of settings. The article offers practical suggestions for understanding how unconscious, biased attitudes can change through knowledge and awareness of the issue.
See the article and related references at WellSpring (April 2011; 22) available at www.centre4activeliving.ca.