Online haters are everywhere and the health and fitness industry is immune to this. Tiny Buddha has written about this. Whilst I get mostly positive vibes, there are a few negative ones where I’ve commented on other people’s things- particularly diet and nutrition posts that are controversial.
I live and breathe fitness and health and out there in the online world it can cruel and tough on those that want to lose the weight. Online hate can be quite stressful for people so here’s a few ways of dealing with the hate!
Ignore them if you know that you are right and they are wrong. But in saying that also know which criticism is constructive and which is not.
Also are they an Internet troll? Many times the Internet is filled with these trolls as they simply have nothing better to do.
Block them or request that they be blocked
On Instagram there is such a request to block them and let Instagram deal with this. On Facebook you can report them to the admins or unfriend them if they are you friend.
But if they are your colleague or family this might be a little bit trickier as first of all you don’t choose who you work with or are family. At work if they are bullying you, you can report them to your boss. If they are family you can choose not to see them
Joke about it.
They say that laughter is the best medicine for things like these. You can make a joke about it to your fellow colleagues and friends about this person.
Open up about it to your community
Don’t be afraid to ask for support from people whether it would be the group fitness manager. If it is online in a group you can talk to the admins about the person.
At school I was bullied a lot for being different. When I was I would open up about it to my parents and they’d tell the teachers at school.
Don’t be afraid to talk to your friends and family if you are really close as they can help you out.