By Lacey Lee | November 25th, 2011
There are so many myths when it comes to nutrition and exercise. It’s good that media has put a spotlight on this topic but at the same time it has saturated minds and confused many people on the facts.
An important topic and one that has myths associated with it is women and strength training. Many women believe that if you lift weights you will become bigger, bulker and muscle bound like men. The reality is – women are just not designed that way.
LGBT individuals encompass all races and ethnicities, religions, and social classes. Sexual orientation and gender identity questions are not asked on most national or State surveys, making it difficult to estimate the number of LGBT individuals and their health needs.
Research suggests that LGBT individuals face health disparities linked to societal stigma, discrimination, and denial of their civil and human rights. Discrimination against LGBT persons has been associated with high rates of psychiatric disorders,1 substance abuse,2, 3 and suicide.4 Experiences of violence and victimization are frequent for LGBT individuals, and have long-lasting effects on the individual and the community.5 Personal, family, and social acceptance of sexual orientation and gender identity affects the mental health and personal safety of LGBT individuals.
At Your OUT Source, we will be providing regular articles, tips and information regarding health and fitness so we can be a strong and healthy LGBT Community.
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