Laura over at Starling Fitness (I link to her blog a lot, it is a really great one) has an article based on some research asking the question of
“Is thinner healthier?”
As she says it is not and I have to agree. All of these commercials that we see showing skinny happy people are a bit deceptive because being Thin does not make you healthy by itself. Some people are just genetically thinner and if they do not take care of themselves they will be unhealthy like anyone else.
The thing that we are all striving for here is to increase our level of fitness. We get in shape, we eat good food and we get fitter. Some people have more trouble losing the fat but at the same time they are still increasing their level of fitness. We all know other people that sit on the couch and do nothing, eat whatever they want and are very unhealthy and slim. That is just the way the genetics go.
Media is so persuasive in the way that it makes us look at situations. Whether it was the Bud Girls in the TV commercials, the happy thin Alli talking girls on TV now or just all of the media messages that want us to see their product being used by everyone and everyone is happy and thin.
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