Scales can be the biggest triggers leading to low-self esteem and the desire for weight. Many individuals often measure their success by a number on a scale. You weight has nothing to do with being healthy and most of us know that muscle ways more than fat. Many professionals in the eating disorder believe that scales can cause more harm than good in individuals who are struggling with weight loss and eating disorders. As a result, institutions are starting to remove scales from gyms and public places.

“Carleton University removed the scales, claiming that weight on its own ?does not provide a good indication of health and, here at Athletics, we have chosen to move away from focusing solely on body weight,” according to the Ottawa Citizen.

Bruce Marshall, the manager of the university’s wellness programs, told the publication in an email that the decision was “in keeping with current fitness and social trends.”

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