- May 4, 2009
I have been noticing an awful lot of weight related posts lately. I think it is getting really unhealthy and they are not productive. I find they tend to become a competition between members. The gymnastic world is full of eating disorders and I don't think we need to do anything to help encourage it. It also does not help that the posters are mostly teen girls. I just imagine a girl already a bit self conscious looking at one of these posts and thing geez I weight 30 pounds more than them therefore I am fat and that is the straw the broke the camels back to the start of her eating disorder. I am suggesting maybe we limit these posts or better yet close them and refer folks to their doctors for any weight related questions. Maybe put up a sticky FAQ on weight related issues and gymnastics about how weight is dependant on body type as well as genetics and to seek out a doctors opinion or a nutritionist for further help. Just my thoughts.
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