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Old 02-16-2016, 05:30 PM View Post #1 (Link) Should Gym Teachers be worried about the students weights?
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In gym, the teachers are always telling us that we need to watch our weights and telling us to eat salads all the time. I think they shouldn't be able to do that! I mean there are girls and guys that are insecure about their weight and they do stuff that they shouldn't do, like food depriving themselves! Gym teachers are NOT helping that! They basically sat us down and told us we need to lose weight! What do you guys think?
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I'm kind of fatso, I was a single guy in the high school, in our class at least, who had no girlfriend. So, it was high time to think up something to diminish my weight.
I never heard my gym teacher say anything about my weight. He neither recommend me some or other diet, nor he advised me to go in for sport. It was total disinterest of the opposite sex that motivated me to begin physical training. I heard some guys say, looks doesn't matter. Maybe, idk, but I had an experience that convinced me of the opposite. I agree with you that it is none of gym teachers business to mess with their students' weight, unless a student asks for advice or some kind of help. I think, a guy or a girl having the problem of overwheight should make a decision by himself (herself) how to deal with the problem or whether to regard their weight as a problem at all
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I'm more a fan of using positivity when confronting issues like this. Gym teachers should be concerned about your health. That's the point of having gym, basically--to participate in activities that are healthy, and to talk about health to a certain extent. But just sitting you down and telling you you need to lose weight probably isn't doing much of anything--at least, anything good. These are authority figures who carry a certain amount of respect. They should be mindful of that, and of the fact that there's a good deal of popular media that emphasizes very thin body types, for women, and very lean/muscular body types, for men, and is unrelenting in that emphasis. It's generally not a good idea to align yourself with that. Not that I think that's what these teachers intended, but if you're not careful with your word choice that's what's going to happen.
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Weight's generally a bad indicator of health. Weight is mostly relative according to the gravitational pull of the planet and also other factors. There can be many slim people who are actually more unhealthy than bigger people.
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Personally, I think gym teacher's have no right to tell you to watch your weight and eat salads. While they're promoting health, the health they're promoting is physical activity not nutrition. Go to Health class for nutrition.
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I can see where you all are coming from, but to directly tell insecure teenagers word for word," You need to start losing weight. You are going to be extremely unhealthy if you eat too much!" is too harsh and definitely not the right way to tell INSECURE TEENAGERS this! I almost fell for it until I realized that I don't have to stop eating the amount of food I eat. That I could just exercise and eat healthier. But telling young girls that they need to check their weight EVERYDAY is just unnecessary and uncalled for!
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Old 04-19-2016, 11:55 PM View Post #7 (Link)
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I absolutely agree. I went and starved myself and made myself throw up, before I realized the same thing.
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Are you okay? That is very unfortunate, as you seem to be a nice person. I am glad someone see's it my way, though. No matter what people say, weight is different for everyone, and you aren't always heavier than everyone else because of eating too much, or being unhealthy. It just seems stupid to tell us what we should weigh.
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Old 06-06-2016, 05:11 PM View Post #9 (Link)
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Yes, I'm all good now! It was tough, but I'm through it. Thanks for asking. There's some days where those negative weight thoughts drift around, but I now just ignore them. And yes, weight is different for everyone. You should not be reprimanded about losing weight by a teacher, for sure.
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Agreeing with you, gym teachers shouldn't be telling students to lose weight. Even if they are doing physical education, it doesn't mean they can criticize your body and say how to keep it to their standards. I believe they should simply allow you to get the exercise needed daily and let the student be the one in concern of their own body.
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