The Myth About Being Thin as Being Unhealthy

Like beauty comes in all shapes and sizes and like how you must not judge the book by its cover, many people tend to think to be thin or being fat has to do with being healthy. A body can be healthy irrespective of your weight. If you are lean genetically and are being constantly reminded to feast like a king, you must note that this is a myth that being thin is being unhealthy. There is a lot of misinformation and stigma on how weight affects health. All the research that work on weight and height consider the BMI as a primary index. BMI is the body mass index that is calculated on the weight in kgs of the person divided by the height of the person in meter square.

On average BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered to be normal, all numbers below are considered underweight, above 25 is considered to be overweight and above 30 is considered to be obese. All medical researchers use the BMI matrix to make it a base to find the obese range. As per a study published in the International Journal of Obesity in 2016, found that out of the 4000 participants, half of the BMIs in the obese range and 29% of those in the obese range were considered to be metabolically healthy.

As the world around us embraces the ideal weight and body shape, an obese or a lean person who does not fit the bill as per the society norms feel disheartened. But the fact is even if you are not a body type or fall into the orthodox you can still feel happy and be healthy inside at the same time.

A healthy lifestyle is a must whatever size you are. Make sure you are eating a lot of greens in your food, avoid unhealthy fast food to keep fit on the inside because at the end of the day what matters is not how you look but how healthy you are on the inside. Get inspired, feel the body gratitude, have lots of water and keep nourished to slay the way you are.

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