Finding a size-friendly doctor or health professional can be a daunting task when you are a larger person. For many doctors, their answer to all medical issues is “You need to lose weight.” Whether you are new in town, looking for a new doctor or in need of a specialist, one of the best ways to find a size-friendly medical professional is through the recommendation of another plus size person.
Need help to manage your everyday plus size health issues? Sometimes all it takes is a tip to avoid chaffing and yeast infections or a handy tool to make it easier to care for hard-to-reach areas.
Must Haves for Plus Size Health
Plus size bodies often have special problems. Thighs that rub together can chafe. Stiffness can make it difficult to reach your feet to apply lotion or clip your toenails. But, a product or tool from your medicine chest can make your health care jobs a lot easier. Here are a few things to help:
Looking for helpful plus size fitness books? Our editors have scoured what’s out there and have found two books to recommend. Both provide practical, easy fitness ideas that help you get results without an emphasis on weight loss.
Editor’s Recommendations: Plus Size Fitness Books
- Easy Fitness for the Reluctant Exerciser by Cinder Ernst. Great tips for reluctant exercisers to on how to build strength and stamina…with no weight loss required.
- Big Yoga: A Simple Guide for Bigger Bodies by Meera Patricia Kerr. Easy-to-follow instructions and photos of 40+ yoga exercises + practical info about yoga equipment and fitness wear.
When looking for a plus size fitness book be sure to check out the expertise of the author with fitness techniques for plus size men and women. Just because a person is a certified personal trainer, it does not necessarily mean that they have knowledge or experience in dealing with the unique issues of larger men and women. The fitness goals and techniques are different when working with larger bodies.