As if being naturally thin wasn’t bad enough, here comes this panic from Healthy Weight Today:
Everyone’s aware of the dangers of being too thin, including increased risk of early death. But now concern is rising that some people who may be technically fat may not have enough body fat to actually be healthy. Weight researcher Ima Kidder states, “Some folks who are in the healthy weight range with BMIs above 25 actually have very low levels of bodyfat, such as 10% or below. Often these are men who have taken up weight lifting to gain weight. Unfortunately, there is concern that without a protective layer of body fat, their health might be in danger.”
“While exercising and being active can improve health for skinny people as well as fat ones, everyone knows it’s healthier to be fat.”
Kidder notes, “Remember, anyone can gain weight. A healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner are all you really need.”
Of course weight gain doesn’t always happen on demand. It’s a pity people can’t just accept their natural weight and get on with their lives.
Today I thought it would be interesting to skew the weight filter a bit. I have intermittent internet access at the moment, so I may not reply to comments right away.