The importance of Health! Which life are you designing?

This image popped up on my Dashboard on Tumblr, and it really struck a cord with me. I may not be the healthiest person in the world, but I have a great respect for it, and thankfully a knowledge of it.

I get really annoyed by people who assume that because they are slim or skinny, whatever, they believe that they are healthy. Because I can tell you many of them are not. Your weight is not a representation of your health, you can be slim yet still have unhealthy fat around your organs that can damage them. You can be skinny, yet be unfit, and not have strong bones and muscles to support you, that will quickly deteriorate with age. There are plenty of people out they who may be classed as overweight, due to their high BMI’s yet, they are healthier than people who are deemed healthy because of a lower weight.

I am not consistent with my health and fitness, but I do try, and I know that although “overweight” I am a lot fitter and healthier than some of my friends. Nutrition has a lot to do with it, and since drinking smoothies everyday for breakfast, which include on average half a mango, quarter of a cucumber, handful of berries, one banana, and a handful of spinach, I can’t believe the crap I used to start my day with. Even just walking for 30 minutes a day is better than nothing. I believe that everyone should be active at least once a day. There is no excuse for not working out these days, especially with the computer games and DVD’s that mean you don’t have to trek to a gym, they make working out work round your schedule (although exercise should always BE part of your schedule).

Overall you may be young now, but how you live your life now will effect how you live it when you are older. Your body has a very good knowledge of how you treat it, and it will treat you the same as you age. Treat your body well and it will look after you for years. Abuse your body and it will soon shy and retire from yourself, and will refuse to work properly.

Can you do this? Jane Fonda seen in a still from one of her new fitness DVDs, which are aimed at baby boomers

Just take the picture for example, or look to Jane Fonda for inspiration. At 73 she has just release a new exercise DVD. She admits she canโ€™t do everything she used to, but she tries. (And she still looks fabulous doing it.)

What do you think of the BMI chart? Is it a true reflection of health?

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Beauty Fiend says:

    Thats a really clever picture. I definitely need to try and start eating healthier my diet is appaling even though i'm not overweightx

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  2. Cat0805 says:

    I'm glad it made you think ๐Ÿ˜€ Even if you just have healthy breakfast and lunch, then not so healthy dinner, at least you'l be doing something to help your self. Thanks for your comment x

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  3. Parveen says:

    What a great post and so true! I'm one of those skinny people that everyone assumes is fit due to my size but actually I'm totally unfit and never excersise. This post has definitely made me realise I need to start now! Loving your blog btw ๐Ÿ™‚ x

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  4. Cat0805 says:

    @Parveen I'm glad I've inspired you, and really glad you are enjoying my blog. Thanks so much for your comment lovely x

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