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Is Being Thin, Being Healthy? Revisiting The Skinny On Health

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Why it is more important to be healthy than it is to be thin?
With the images of thin girls on the cover of all the magazines, 
the real question is whether being thin is healthy? Should we all 
aspire to be thin?

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Why it is more important to be healthy than it is to be thin?

With the images of thin girls on the cover of all the magazines, 
the real question is whether being thin is healthy? Should we all 
aspire to be thin?

The real fact is that the way our body appears is, to some 
extent, determined by our genetic structure. So some people are 
blessed by nature and other struggle with their weight.

In addition, nature provides women with more fat than men for a 
reason. Fat is essential for reproduction, and therefore, fat 
stores are maintained on the female body in case of pregnancy. 
Good health requires an acceptance of the facts of both nature 
and genetics.

In the face of all those incredibly thin women on magazine 
covers, it can be difficult to accept our own limitations and 
feel tempted to be very thin. According to Hollywood, a beautiful 
woman is one whose waist can be encircled by a person's arm. It 
is in trying to keep up with such misleading images of beauty 
that most of us ignore our health.

We think only about resembling our Hollywood idols, and we end up 
weak and malnourished.

Dr. Boobier, a lecturer at the University of Glamorgan who tours 
Wales talking to schools about health and food, has remarked, 
"Young girls, in particular, are looking at these images of 
stick-thin people in magazines, and they are saying that their 
bellies are a bit bigger than those in the magazines."

This type of comparison can lead to anorexia and an intense

fear of gaining weight, even when underweight. It drives those 
stricken with this disorder into a panic. Victims are oblivious 
to the actual state of their bodies. It is an incredibly 
dangerous situation.

To avoid this situation, we should focus on our health and not 
accept magazines at face value. All of us wish for clear eyes, 
good skin, and a general feeling of well being. But this can only 
be achieved through good nutrition and by avoiding harmful yet 
alluring food products.

Exercise and strength training make up the second component of 
good health.

A final word of caution is that if you're not hungry, don't eat. 
That will help you keep from loading up on food just because it 
is available.

If you want your body to last a lifetime, you must protect it. 
The advantages of providing that protection are innumerable.

Care becomes especially necessary in middle age. It is at this 
time that your body begins to require a bit more maintenance and 
when it helps if your joints must support less weight. Along with 
exercise and a nutritious diet, there are some products that can 
help you lower the weight on your joints in middle age.

Zalestra™ and Zyroxin™ are two products reported that can help 
you fight your weight concerns in your middle age years.  You can 
investigate Zalestra™ and Zyroxin™ further online at Amazon and 

Kamau Austin is a health and fitness enthusiast and advocate. He 
writes on a regular basis on timeless health and fitness tips at 
the Fit After Forty Blog. See more useful health and fitness news 
and tips at...

This Article must be published with a disclaimer as such...
This article is for general information purposes only. Before 
under taking any exercise or treatment program always first 
check first with your doctor and health professionals.



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