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10 Factors Besides Lack of Exercise That Have Lead to the 50% Obesity Rate in the African American Community

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Obesity is deeper than a lack of exercise and physical activity. Let’s not avoid the solid scientific fact—if you burn more calories through exercise than the total amount of calories consumed through food, you will lose weight. Now that the fact is out there, the question remains–if losing weight comes down to a simple equation, why are 49.5% (CDC, 2012) of African Americans obese? Many have opinions on the causes of obesity in the black community, and I have mine as well.

Under the surface of obesity lies major issues, from subconscious perceptions of body composition, especially for women–the idea that a woman needs to be “thick” to attract a man. But body composition shackles don’t only come from men who fantasize about having their own personal video girl—black women perpetuate these toxic perceptions of the female body as well. It cannot be ignored that black women who consider losing weight are often discouraged from doing so with comments and questions like “girl, you don’t need to lose weight” or “why, you tryin’ to lose weight, don’t no man want nobody who’s skinny” or “why you starvin’ yourself, you need to eat!”

So here are 10 Factors Besides Lack of Exercise That Have Lead to the 50% Obesity Rate in the African American Community

 

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Relaxers are one of the biggest obstacles black women face in living active lifestyles. Sweating it out in the gym means $60-$80 wasted at the salon and a busted hairdo—not happening.

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Ilen Bell is co-founder and CEO of Black Fitness Today, the digital magazine dedicated to empowering the black community – mind, body, soul, culture and money. He lives in Tucson, AZ with his wife and daughter and nine-to-fives it as head strength and conditioning coach for a military special operations unit.

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