Hey thisisthinprivilege

The most recent studies have found that exercise has almost no effect on depression, you reckon?

Danielsson, L., Papoulias, I., Petersson, E., Carlsson, J. & Waern, M. (2014). Exercise or basic body awareness therapy as an add-on treatment for major depression: A controlled study. Journal of Affective Disorders, 168, 98-106. 

  • Found that exercise three times per week for 30-40 minutes either walking, on a treadmill or a stationary bike, was indeed beneficial to the severity of depression

Chen, K., Huang, H., Cheng, Y., Li, C. & Chang, Y. (2014). Sleep Quality and Depression in Older Adults in Wheelchairs. Unpublished manuscript.

  • After engaging in six months of wheelchair exercise, patients had better sleep quality and lower levels of depression than their baseline.
  • After this six month period, patients who engaged in the exercise program had lower levels of depression than those who did not.

Liu, W., Zhai, X., Li, H., & Ji, L. (2014). Depression-like behaviours in mice subjected to co-treatment of high-fat diet and corticosterone are ameliorated by AICAR and exercise. Journal of Affective Disorders, 156, 171-177.

  • exercise produced antidepressant effects.

Mokhtari, M., Nezakatalhossaini, M. & Esfarjani, F. (2013). The effect of 12-week pilates exercises on depression and balance associated with falling in the elderly. Social and Behavioural Sciences, 70, 1714-1723. 

  • showed a 19.8% reduction in depression on the GDS after 12 weeks of pilates. 

I mean, should I find more, or?

- E


why are people so afraid to google things? why come to someone’s inbox and ask a researchable question where you may have to wait hours, days, even weeks for a response when you can google it in less than 3 seconds? what are you afraid of? results?

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estherbjerga said: Exercise actually does help with depression. My dad councils professionally and he regularly perscribes exercise to patients who suffer from depression no matter what their size. It releases endorphins & over time gives you more freedom to be active.


Actually, most recent studies have shown that the effect is minimal, short-lived, and that not everyone gets it. The benefits of exercise for depression have been MASSIVELY overstated.


Are you planning on linking us to these studies or just lying through your teeth?

- e

Anonymous said: The disability thing definitely isn't about fatphobia. Getting disability benefits in general is difficult. My dad has to "prove" that my step-brother's Downs Syndrome hasn't magically disappeared every year, or his disability payments will get cut off. The amount of paperwork, medical documents, and evidence he needs to hand in is ridiculous.


-Mod L

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when blogs titled things like “my weight loss diary” and “this is not thin privilege” try to talk to me LMAO 

Please stop trying to make yourself look more important and relevant to us than you truly are. You look desperate as hell. Kthnx.

- Mod M

STOP sending us multiple asks. If your story won’t fit into an ask, send it in a submission. It really isn’t that hard. Christ.



Thin privilege is not being refused at the register because you shouldn’t have food. I was buying food today at a self serve restaurant and when I got to the register, the cashier looked at me and my food (which wasn’t that much!!!), sneered…

Lol no it didn’t.

Anonymous said: The system IS messed up when it comes to applying for disability. I'm autistic, but I'm pretty high-functioning, and every year Disability Services wants to reconfirm that I'm STILL autistic. There is no cure for autism, but they want to pretend there is so they can take away my services. Trust me, it's not a fatphobia thing.

Thanks for the feedback.


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Anonymous said: Applying for disability (in America) is one of the most tedious processes ever. They will ALWAYS deny you the first time in order to dissuade you. Some people have to apply for years before they finally get it. The courts always abuse loopholes.

My point exactly. 

-Mod L

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adementorinlove said: Hi. So I do have a story that shows fatphobia and thin privilege exist. However, I'm not a birch about it. My Mother was diagnosed with Dercum's disease, which is one of the most painful diseases in the world, and it makes her whole life (cont)

difficult. So she applied for disability. A side effect of her disease makes the fat stored in her body form hard painful lumps. She has thousands of these. She exercises as much as she can and eats healthier than most people I know, (cont) but there’s something wrong and she still gains a significant amount of weight yearly. Now this is just one of many terrible symptoms of Dercum’s. All of them are pretty bad. (Cont) After appearing in court she received a letter saying that obesity was not a grounds for disability, but did not include a list of jobs that she COULD physically work (they are required to). All they said was that she could work I’d she lost weight.

First and foremost, sorry to hear your mother struggles with this, however, are you sure you have all the information? I’m assuming your mother applied for disability for her Dercum’s Disease, and I would also assume the court would take this into account, especially as you are required to show ample medical proof in order to receive disability. I find it hard to believe a court would dismiss all the evidence included just because obesity is a symptom of Dercum’s. 

On the flip side, let’s say what you said DID occur. Receiving disability is probably no easy feat, which means they probably work a lot like insurance companies and will find loopholes to deny claims, especially if they do not get enough medical proof to determine disability. If your mother was denied for being obese, maybe it has less to do with fatphobia and more to do with the fact that they didn’t want to pay disability. 

-Mod L