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Why do some people with no athletic/fitness background consider themselves educated in these areas?


The majority of overweight people are not in good health and while some overweight people may be currently or temporarily healthy, if their weight is not lost it will slowly negate their overall health. I know of an overweight man who insists that overweight people are healthy. He has never been athletic or fit, let alone studied human health, fitness, or biology yet he spouts this misinformation as do others in this same boat, online and off. What do these types of people get out of giving misinformation to others?

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Best Answer Christin Sander (ChristinS) says

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    H C Palting (Express10) 3 years ago

    I ask this after a friend of a friend told an athletic trainer how to lose weight when said pro did not need to lose weight & the advice was unsolicited from someone who's very overweight, has no fitness/med. exp. I'd be insulted as was the pro.

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Sean Evans says

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    H C Palting (Express10) 3 years ago

    When it comes to health and fitness, I take in that person's fitness background, scientific, and medical training. A guy who has none gave unsolicited advice to an athletic trainer. I'm a figure skater & very active person, I'd be insulted.

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    H C Palting (Express10) 3 years ago

    That picture on this question with your answer is hilarious :)

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    H C Palting (Express10) 3 years ago

    I witnessed an athletic trainer being told how to lose weight by an overweight person who has no medical, athletic/fitness, or scientific training...without the trainer ever asking. The trainer was ticked. That's just wrong and so was the advice!

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