A rehashed MSNBC story from last year has reappeared, in which the author claimed that being active and healthy is a “gateway drug” that leads to becoming a “Neo-Nazi.”
X CEO Elon Musk and famous podcaster Joe Rogan posted about the ridiculous statement.
Columnist Cynthia Miller-Idriss of MSNBC wrote the absurd essay in March 2022, saying that the far right took advantage of pandemic domestic trends in fitness to broaden its extremism of “physical mixed-martial arts.”
The author also cited a different study that stated that a network of virtual ‘fascist fitness’ message boards on the encrypted medium Telegram are enlisting and converting young men to “neo-Nazi and white supremacist” beliefs.
Recruits are supposedly lured by wellness tips and strategies for beneficial physical changes and are later invited into restricted discussion forums wherein ‘far-right content’ is exchanged.
Rogan tweeted a link to the article and wrote how ridiculous it was that being healthy is now called “far right.”
Later Musk joked that MSNBC considers you a nazi if you work out, adding LMAOOO (Laughing My Ass Off).
Ian Miles Chong remarked that they want you weak and at their mercy.
In reality, obesity is prevalent in the US.
A report shows that 1 in 3 Americans is obese. There has been a dramatic rise in the number of kids who are overweight or obese.
Genetics, metabolism, behavior, the environment, and culture affect how much weight a person gains or loses.
Being overweight is dangerous to one’s health and increases the likelihood of developing several diseases. Patients with a body mass index (BMI) greater than 30 accounts for the vast majority of the estimated 112,000 annual fatalities in the United States that may be attributed to obesity. Patients with a body mass index (BMI) over 40 have a shorter lifespan.
When paired with a healthy eating plan and regular exercise, physical activity may be an effective therapy for obesity.
When treating obesity, a person must achieve and maintain a healthy weight.