Random thoughts on the topic:
Every baby is cute regardless of weight, colour, height, sex e.t.c
They are tagged either healthy or requiring medical attention, a classification based on researched medical parameters not personal prejudice.
When a baby is tagged to receive medical attention our love for them doesn’t change we still see them as cute. When does it all change?
The moment we start to notice the differences between us and this must occur as each individual is uniquely created to fit their life’s purpose.
So, I decided to save myself the frustration and stress that arises from envying someone else’s physique or trying to fit into societies ideal by going back to the early classification. Healthy or in need of medical attention.
I choose to be healthy, to do things that ensure my mind, body and soul function at its optimum. It might mean eating a chocolate bar today or going for an hour walk tomorrow and if at any point I need to add or lose weight to ensure my physical, emotional or social well-being is balanced, then I will.
Well at least that’s the plan, one I hope to live by for the rest of my life. I must admit that trying to live this way would be difficult as we naturally crave perfection in certain areas, but I am willing to give it a go each day, to reaffirm to myself that being confident, hopeful, content and at peace is ways better than being perfect and discontent. Not that perfection is bad, but it has a way of blinding us to the possibilities that exist with what we have. We must never let it outweigh our ability to appreciate the things we have or our acceptance of the things we can’t change.
Most importantly these issues shouldn’t keep us from loving the people around us.
According to the NHS, being underweight can damage your health. Weighing too little can contribute to a weakened immune system, fragile bones and feeling tired. Being overweight is defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health. The risk of non-communicable disease increases, with an increase in BMI examples include: cardiovascular diseases (mainly heart disease and stroke), which were the leading cause of death in 2012, diabetes, musculoskeletal disorders (especially osteoarthritis – a highly disabling degenerative disease of the joints) and some cancers (endometrial, breast, and colon). (WHO, 2015. Obesity and overweight)
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