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Scared Skinny No More: Exposing The Myths of Weight Bias and Weight Loss with Dr. Brad Johnson

May 12, 2013


Dr. Brad Johnson, author of the new book titled Scared Skinny No More: Exposing The Myths of Weight Bias and Weight Loss joins eHealth Radio and the Weight Management Channel.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Brad Johnson discuss the following:

  • What does Scared Skinny No More mean?
  • Why do so many people do fad diets if they are ineffective?
  • Is skinny really healthy?
  • Should women lift weights?
  • What is key to long term success for staying fit?


Dr. Brad Johnson is author of The Edutainer: Connecting the Art and Science of Teaching (2010). Dr. Johnson has over 20 years experience in the wellness and fitness field. His degrees include a bachelor's degree in wellness, a master's degree in health/physical education, and his doctorate is in curriculum studies. He used cultural studies as his framework for his doctoral dissertation, The Oppression of Obesity.

Dr. Johnson’s doctoral research on weight bias was a phenomenological study, with cultural studies as the theoretical framework. This included the influence of media and corporations on weight bias, weight gain, and the targeting of overweight individuals as a consumer group. Dr. Johnson has taught wellness/fitness at the collegiate level and has successfully provided fitness and life coaching to groups and individuals including children, general population, and athletes.

Dr. Johnson recently contributed to the development of an International Diploma in Fitness and Scholastic Sports for the Malaysian Ministry of Education. Dr. Johnson is an international speaker in fitness and education who is represented by multiple speaking bureaus.



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