Weight bias: A primer for the fitness industry

Rebecca M. Puhl, Christopher M. Wharton

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To increase awareness among fitness professionals about weight bias and its consequences, and to outline strategies for increasing sensitivity and preventing bias with overweight and obese populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-11
Number of pages5
JournalACSM's Health and Fitness Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Health
  • Obesity
  • Overweight
  • Stereotypes
  • Stigma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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