Weight bias refers to negative attitudes and discrimination aimed at people because of their body weight.
In the WebMD webinar “The Impact of Weight Bias,” Joe Nadglowski explained it’s common in our society – even among doctors and other health care providers.
“Somehow, we’ve made the people living with obesity ‘bad’ – and that’s a problem,” he said. “It’s actually making this issue even worse for those of us who live with obesity.”
It can affect almost every aspect of your life:
Career. When you live with obesity, research shows employers often think you’re:
- Less likely to have leadership potential
- Unlikely to have job…