Society has always made judgments based on weight.
Either too much or not enough.Believe it or not, carrying a bit of
extra weight used to be a sign of wealth.
Ohh, times have changed !!
Perhaps the poor couldn’t afford enough food to be overweight.
Since technology has developed and brought the likes of commercially made food, lower income people have had access to more food. But….may I add it’s not always the right sort of food.
Today, a slim person is more likely to be associated with wealth and prosperity. Think about the likes of gym memberships and social media. Instagram is full of people showing off their muscles !!
Each generation has grown up associating weight with social status, which leads to judgement based on just one aspect…weight.
We also assume that thin means healthy and overweight means unhealthy. But that’s not always the way. This , and once again social media has brought upon increases in the likes of anorexia .
Yes, been overweight can lead to many health problems ,but there is another side to it. Being unhealthy from been too thin.
So, where is your weight ? Think about –
- Fat to muscle ratio
- Insulin sensitivity
- Cholesterol and triglyceride levels
- Blood pressure
- Visceral fat ( fat around your organs )
A person who is overweight but eats nutritious food and takes regular exercise can be healthier on the inside than a person of what many would think of as a healthy weight’ who eats a poor diet and doesn’t exercise.
REMEMBER , DON’T JUDGE A BOOK BY IT’S COVER !!
Improve your metabolic health
Carrying too much visceral fat and displaying other marks of poor metabolic health is a significant strain on your overall health and can increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes & heart disease …. and that’s just the start.
You can improve your metabolic health by doing a few simple things.
- Exercising regularly
- Keeping sugar levels down
- Eating plenty of fruit and vegetables
The quickest way to look at your metabolic health is to see where your body stores it’s fat. Measuring your waist to hip ratio can give you a better idea.
If you have real concerns, book a trip to the doctor
and have a blood test