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rebecca kerr

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Healthism Healthism is a lifestyle that prioritizes health and fitness over anything else The body as a machine Viewing the human body as a machine has led to many professionals involved in sport and physical activity to adopt beliefs that are based on the concept of scientism and technocentricity. They view the body as something that can be modified and enhanced, similar to how a mechanic may view the race cars he works on. Commodification is the transformation of goods and services, as well as ideas or other entities that normally may not be considered goods, into a commodity ways of viewing performance Different influences on the body, how it is viewed and treated. Scientism: Is the belief that the only valid and valuable sources of knowledge are those that have been affirmed through strict scientific methods. Technocentricity: can be considered the application of scientism. The body is viewed as a machine that can be fixed, improved or adapted. Central to this concept is that scientific knowledge is required to appraise performance, and to monitor and improve performance. Proponents of these concepts use their understanding of biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor learning, principles and methods of training to enhance performance of an athlete at the expense of a holistic approach Gender To turn into or treat as a commodity; make commercial What would an example of this in the fitness / health industry be? Masculinity: Something traditionally considered to be characteristic of a male.
Femininity: The quality or condition of being feminine.
Or a characteristic or trait traditionally held to be female
Stereotypes: A conventional, formulaic, and oversimplified conception, opinion, or image
Social construction: any phenomenon "invented" or "constructed" by participants in a particular culture or society, existing because people agree to behave as if it exists or follow certain conventional rules. One example of a social construct is social status. write examples for each definition This concept looks at healthism as solely an individual responsibility This concept looks at the body as a project to be shaped and reconstructed to conform to society's ideal but unattainable body image. Body as a project What do you think about these?? Pick two and create a T chart that will help you argue two sides of the assumption Yes good because no way because...
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