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Are there any medical risks or disadvantages of being so heavy that you have to lean back at all times to keep from falling forward?

Asked by Hypocrisy_Central (21145 points ) February 28th, 2014

While out having a coffee I seen a person who was so big she literally had to lean backwards to keep her front from pulling her forward off balance, to not lean back she had to take some weird stance as if readying for martial arts. To be so big that you have to literally lean back all the time to maintain your balance, is that bad for the back, hips, neck, etc. if not immediately but over many years?

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gailcalled's avatar

Um, obesity is not generally known for being kind to the joints, no matter what the compensatory posture. Isn’t that common knowledge?

(I saw)

talljasperman's avatar

@Hypocrisy_Central I get like that in the morning when getting out of bed, I need to grab the wall to get up.

JLeslie's avatar

Are you sure she was having trouble balancing? Maybe it was trouble breathing. Or, trying to relieve pain in her back or some other part of her body.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

@JLeslie Are you sure she was having trouble balancing? Maybe it was trouble breathing. Or, trying to relieve pain in her back or some other part of her body.
See did not appear to be breathing hard or panting, she also did not appear to be in pain, no grunting, not grimace on the face etc. She also walked leaning back that way.

anniereborn's avatar

what the hell kind of question is this? of course it’s bad for anyone to be that heavy.

LornaLove's avatar

I get that with my huge knockers.

ucme's avatar

One advantage is they’re invited to take part in the high jump at the Obese Olympics.

livelaughlove21's avatar

Is it unhealthy to be obese? Yes, it is.

You should know that better than anyone, considering you spend so much time thinking about and criticizing overweight women people.

jazmina88's avatar

i’m overweight and have issues with arthritic knees, wrists and degenerative disk disease from neck to tailbone. I hobble, I also have fibro

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

@livelaughlove21 You should know that better than anyone, considering you spend so much time thinking about and criticizing overweight women people.
You think it is criticizing because I don’t rubber stamp people being obese when they don’t have to. Making then aware of the logic and forgetting the ”fat but fit” nonsense is not disrespecting them.

livelaughlove21's avatar

….what? English, please.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

^ Pointing out to them ”Fat but Fit” is a myth boarding on an excuse to be obese is not criticizing them. If it were simply making fun of their red hair which poses no health risk, then it would be criticizing them.

livelaughlove21's avatar

@Hypocrisy_Central Criticism is criticism whether the thing being criticized poses a health risk to that person or not. And whether it’s red hair or a large waistline, it’s not for you to criticize.

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