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As wellness and health professionals, you know the health issues that overweight and obese folks deal with. But how often do you consider the other battles they contend with, such as negative stereotypes (lazy, no self-control), “fat” jokes, and unkind judgments by some of their thinner peers?
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Not Just Health Problems

Unfortunately, stereotypes and poor manners are not the only social obstacle they face.

Weight and Wages

Obese women are more likely to hold low-paying jobs, like warehouse positions, and less likely to hold a high-visibility position, such as receptionist or sales representative. A new study on the subject digs into the reasons why – one noteworthy takeaway— the wage disparity is not true for obese men.