Have you ever looked at a thin person and wished you had their genetics? Or just wonder what workouts they do to get in that type of shape? How is their diet? Come to find out that they rarely workout and eat whatever they want, then the jealousy really fumes up inside. But, being that they do not workout, does that mean they are healthy? Not necessarily.
While it is commonly thought that, those who weigh more will tend to have greater health malignancies, the opposite is also true. Regardless of your body type, if you don’t exercise regularly or eat properly, you are also at risk for the development of health malignancies. Type II Diabetes is a growing concern in the United States and occurs with poor nutrition and inactivity. The body is unable to use insulin produced by the body (which breaks down glucose for energy) and this leads to infections, increased urination, blurry vision and, if unmanaged with diet and exercise, kidney failure, heart disease, and blindness.
Then we have heart disease, which, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is the leading killer among men and women in the United States. Heart disease can brought on my many factors, two of which are a lack of exercise and a poor diet. Just because one may look thin does not mean their internal workings are 100% efficient. Poor diet leads to a buildup of cholesterol and fats in arteries which prevents oxygenated blood from being delivered to the body effectively. This leads to the heart having to work extra hard to meet the body’s demands and, overtime, like any muscle, it will fail. So you want to eat a healthier diet to avoid the buildup of plaque in the artery system.
You also want to work out regularly. Thirty minutes of cardiovascular exercise a day will improve the hearts overall function and make it a more efficient muscle. Think of the heart as the engine to your car. If the engine goes out, nothing else works. If the heart goes out, there’s a good chance of death or living with permanent complications. So, just because one is skinny doesn’t mean they are healthy. Eat right, exercise most days of the week and live a fuller life.