- Having a “ripped” physique should not be equated with being fit and healthy, according to two personal trainers.
- In fact, the stereotypical “fitness” image of a six-pack and low body fat levels can often be due to bad health.
- For Hayley Madigan, a “shredded” body came at the cost of her mental health, and she was the least healthy she’d ever been.
- Ben Carpenter, meanwhile, suffers from Crohn’s and inflammatory bowel diseases, which makes it hard to put on weight, but people still see his physique as “fitness goals.”
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