New trend 'thigh gap' not healthy - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

New trend 'thigh gap' not healthy

(WMC-TV) - Latest exercise trend going around social media may not be too healthy.

Doctors and psychologists stated adolescent girls and young adult women are going to extremes with diet and exercise to achieve thighs so thin ... their thighs do not touch when they stand with their feet together.

"It's very rare that naturally or healthfully that a woman could have this type of body shape," agreed Heather Gallivan of Park Nicollet's Melrose Center.

Photos of thigh gaps can be found on a variety of social media sites including tumblr, instagram, twitter, and pinterest. Psychologists are urging parents to talk to their daughters about the thigh gap.

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