Originally Posted by smalltowngrll
Someone can be skinny as a rail and not healthy. Keep in mind that there are girls (and some guys) that are skinny as can be, don't eat healthy, don't work out at all and people 'look' at them and think they are hot! Meanwhile, they are all flab. There was a story about this on the news a few weeks back.
Basically what people forget is that to be healthy you should have a good balance. Being skinny or falling within a certain weight group isn't always the best if one is not maintaining good cardio and muscle tone. I hate the way that society 'looks' at you and judges weather you are 'skinny' or 'fat'. Just because a gal isn't a size 2 doesn't mean that she's not healthy! Just my two cents, though!!
True - many overly 'skinny' people aren't healthy or fit by any means, but the problem of obesity dwarfs that of being underweight (no pun intended).
* In 1999, sixty-one percent of adults were estimated to be either overweight or obese.
* In 2000, 38.8 million adults in the U.S. were classified as obese.
* In the year 2000, obesity cost the U.S. more than $117 million.
* Approximately 300,000 deaths are brought on by physical inactivity and poor nutrition in the U.S. each year.