Saturday, February 04, 2006


Now we get to an important yet not so important topic: weight. Why is it not so important? It seems like society almost everywhere to be getting more and more obsessed with being thin. Thin does not mean healthy. Other factors play into healthy: spirituality, outlook, mentality, genetics, fitness level, strength, flexibility and more. Fat is needed, as shown in a previous blog. Having a "high" weight can mean that one has a lot of muscle, which weighs more than fat. Or it can mean that one is tall.

For some people, having low body fat may be all right, while for other people it is not healthy to have very low body fat and may not even look good.

Body mass ratio is one way to measure fitness. It is weight divided by height. A ratio of 20 to 25 is considered good. However, if one has a lot of muscle, the ratio may be higher and may not mean that he or she is overweight.

Regular checkups, balance in diet and endurance, strength and flexibility (which are different for each person) and, being connected with oneself are all key to fitness. A weight number may be important depending on the individual case, but cannot tell the full story of health, and may mean nothing.

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Disclaimer: Information on this blog is posted for information purposes, not as a substitute for professional medical advice.

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