Stop Worrying About Your Weight, Focus on Fitness

woman_scalesThin isn’t always in! One study found that thin people who didn’t exercise were actually at higher risk for health problems than those who were heavier but worked out regularly. Staying fit not only improves physical health, it also boosts self-image and reduces depression and anxiety. Rather than comparing yourself to supermodels and bodybuilders, concentrate on developing an active lifestyle.

Another reason to stop worrying about your weight can be seen in the images below; pictures are worth 1,000 words. These images show a decrease in percent body while weight remained the same. Both women pictured lowered their percent body fat and gained muscle, dress size shrank, and strength improved!

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Accessed online http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111205165120.htm Physical Fitness Trumps Body Weight in Reducing Death Risks, Study Finds