Before I start, I’m going to just put this here…
“A thigh gap is a space between the inner thighs of some women when standing upright with knees touching.A thigh gap has become an aspect of physical attractiveness that has been associated with fragility and femininity. The thigh gap craze has been criticized as physically unnatural and a mostly unachievable body shape goal and as a cause of eating disorders” – Wikipedia Definition
Disclaimer: I think health is so important. I believe that when the Bible says to treat your body like a temple, that means to actually take care of it; to feed your body in ways that fuel it well, to move your body so it stays healthy. For the same reasons, I think most of the fitness industry is absolutely awful.
And on Memorial Day, the true start of summer, sometimes we start to really focus on our “problem areas,” the parts of our bodies that make us feel bad about ourselves. The pools are opening, it is swimsuit season, and it is time for the fitness industry to really start playing on our insecurities to make lots of money.
Exhibit A: I just went on Pinterest and the first thing I saw pinned: Best Exercises to lose your Inner Thigh Fat at Home
First of all- you can’t do exercises to lose your inner thigh fat. You can’t spot reduce. And the exercises that article is telling you about are probably not beneficial to your actual health at all. They are probably a waste of time. [Read more…]