As I have blogged before, being thin does not equal fit. Many are thin but don't do appropriate weight-bearing exercises to build muscle, or cardiovascular and aerobics for heart and lung health to be healthy. As I write, I am looking at a lady in the computer room who must be 80 pounds, unless she has an illness, she is trying to be healthy but is really unhealthy...
The new Mayo study talks about how people who are thin and have low muscle tone,
and a big amount of belly fat are not healthy. Fitness consists of endurance,
strength, energy, blood health and flexibility. A wonderful smart dentist I
trained in the summer was probably a size 6 but 39% body fat. That is
technically obese. Here is the link:
A study weeks ago showed that women actually can be healthier with fat in some
place. http://us.imdb.com/media/rm2311819008/nm0376716 But of course you must
work out for tone. Balance is key. Gosh, seems like maybe intention works and
you don't have to do anything sometimes...:)
Disclaimer: None of the above information can be taken as a substitute for advice from a medical professional such as a physician.
My third book, Pocket Guide to Fitness, is available on www.louizapatsis.com, http://www.authorhouse.com, www.bn.com and http://www.amazon.com. If you look up my name on those Web sites, you will find my other books The Boy in a Wheelchair and Life, Work and Play: Poems and Short Stories.