Fat and Fit?!

People are willing to believe without a doubt that our height is determined by genetics. So why are we not able to believe the same thing about weight? Many studies have come out to prove that weight is just as much genetically determined as our height. It is sad because from a very young age even doctors try to fit everyone into a chart of what is healthy, but they leave out that everyone is different and what is healthy for you might bit be healthy for me.

The Body Mass Index (BMI) should not be a standard because not everyone fits into that normal range. There are many people out there today that are considered overweight and even obese that are much healthier being at a higher weight, for some, fitting into that standard isn’t even possible because of their genetics. So why is there such a huge focus on BMI and where should the focus be? The focus should be on FITNESS! If you stay active and are fit, then your body weight shouldn’t matter. There is this notion out there that if you are obese than you are at greater risk of developing heart problems, diabetes, and even death. Well the truth of the matter is, there are more deaths from people suffering from anorexia and bulimia than those suffering from obesity. It has been proven that using fitness and lifestyle is a better way to judge a persons health. Not everyone is capable of being a size 4 without sufficient deficits in nutrition. We need to stop focusing on the weight itself and start focusing on healthy active lifestyles.


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