Losing weight as a measure of good health

Thiruvananthapuram, India
November 16, 2009 4:45am CST
Obesity necessarily brings in a score of health problems and ailments.Losing weight happily should be the in thing in maintaining good overall healthy.Moreover slim people live many more years than their fatty counterparts.While emphasizing proper weight to oneself one should never go to the level of being underweight which in turn is susceptible to ill health.Could we carry the notion that a healthy mind resides within a healthy body?
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@jennybianca (12913)
• Australia
17 Nov 09
I would agree with all this. Obesisty is showing to bev more and more of a health problem, leading to many ilnesses. Diabetes is one. That being said, for some people, like me, it is quite hard to loose weight. I have metabolic syndrome. I am going to weight watchers, and over the last 2 months have managed to loose a little bit of weight. One's mind is likely to be a lot healthier, if ones body is healthy.
• Thiruvananthapuram, India
17 Nov 09
While loosing those extra fat from your body, one has to cautious in not becoming underweight too
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
9 Dec 09
A healthy body is necessary for overall wellbeing. It helps in feeling confident as well for a better body/mind/spirit condition.
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• United States
24 Nov 09
I'm trying very hard to lose weight for that very reason - I want to be able to live long enough to see my grandchildren get married. I want to live a full life, and I want to feel better about myself - inside and out. I've even started a blog about it, my journey to be healthier.
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@rakhii (1302)
• India
18 Nov 09
healthy body  - healthy body leads to healthy mind
yes, of course, you body, mind and soul are all related. i healthy body leads to healthy mind as well, coz if you are health, you think healthy, your brain is active and hinks better. so, the conclusion is mind and body are inter related.
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@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
17 Nov 09
I was skinny as a kid but when I hit around 40ish I put on weight and was not happy about it. Since my separation I have lost 40 pounds and I feel a lot better both physically and psychologically. Now I have to do the hard work- tone up and stay at my current weight.
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• United States
17 Nov 09
No, I am concidered obese. I do not look that bad and I eat very healthy and work out. Due to medications, genitics, and having children, I have gained weight that I have struggled to get of. I need to lose about 50 lbs to be in what is concidered to bee a healthy weight. I can still run 2 to 3 miles, do push ups and sit ups but because I am short, stocky, and have medical conditions, I do not lose the weight no matter what I try and trust me I have tried it all. I do not drink sodas, eat tons of sugar and candy, and I do not sit on my butt all day long. SO what does that say for me? My body is healthy but because I have too much fat for most people, I dont eat right and I can not be in the military. People who steriotype obese people are just as ignorant to think that I do nothing to help myself and get over this.
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@rsa101 (18014)
• Quezon City, Philippines
17 Nov 09
Yup there should be a balance in losing weight and it doesn't always mean you're getting healthier. There is a limit to ones body how much weight one can lose at a certain point in time. If you go way below your normal/ideal weight you are just as bad as the overweight people. Your body will eventually succumb to other diseases as your immune system will also weaken as a result of being underweight. But in many cases it seems it is easier to gain weight than lose weight. So in many cases we have the more sickly people are the overweight people as there are more people that tend to become overweight than underweight.
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@BART78 (2932)
• Canada
17 Nov 09
certainly! because what your minds dictates your body can achieve it, if your put your mind always to stay fit and healthy you will always mindful of food you intake that later on you body will have a good form...
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• United States
17 Nov 09
I think something like this there is no perfect or ideal weight for some people since I have heard of overweight people that exercised & were deemed healthy & in shape by their docs & specialists yet I am at a healthy weight & have everything in the world wrong with me it seems & growing up I was skinny (too skinny) & docs were saying I was healthy because I wasn't overweight. Some peoples bone structure just won't let them be ideal weight where some one like me has tiny structure but it doesn't help. But I'm sure you already knew all this but was just throwing my 2 cents in (trying to become more active lol)
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• Indonesia
16 Nov 09
Thin or fat, in my opinion is not a problem. But with the record, I'm not too thin and not too fat. Because of all the excess, not good for us. But I don't agree with the opinion that a healthy mind in a healthy body.
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@krajibg (11936)
• Guwahati, India
16 Nov 09
Hi sukumar, What I feel is you know, it is not living long but living with happiness. As you are a prey of obesity you are gone. You would be occupied as to how to shed the unnecessary fats. Though there are natural ways to get rid of this problem people are reluctant or have no time. Recently due to prolonged sitting in front my PC and having no physical labor I had gained lots of weight. But now I have been coming to the original shape as I have adopted playing badminton on regular basis.
@derek_a (10898)
16 Nov 09
As a psychotherapist, I would say that yes, a healthy mind contributes to a healthy body. I practice zazen (Zen meditation) each day that involved the art of stilling the mind by focusing on the breathing - that is watching inhalations and exhalations to the exclusion of all other thoughts. Science has recently discovered what has been known in the East for thousands of years - that is that the nervous system it closely linked to the immune system, and both are enhanced by the focusing of the mind by the spirit or true Self. The focus of zazen is also extended to activities making it very much like yoga, tai chi and other disciplines and martial arts. All this helps the metabolism by co-ordinating mind and body so that energy flows through the meridians creating better health and a correct body-weight. - Derek
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
16 Nov 09
I am not obese and neither am I a walking skeleton. Though over the years I have added extra pounds due to immobility as surfing the net has caused me to grow sideways and acquiring the famous 'potbelly'. Luckily I did not end up being a humpty dumpty. Though no longer the proud owner of that youthful slim body but I am happy the way I am. Being thin is not necessarily a recipe for happiness. It neither guarantees that diseases doesn't lick on a slim body. I am contented the way I am and the extra size minus any health problems is all I ask for with my advancing age. I think the thing is to be contented and accepting of who you are.
• Romania
16 Nov 09
yes i thinck so... becouse when you are healthy you don't thinck bad...about the seekness, medicine, you aren't sad and stress so you have e good life a healty life, insteed if you are seeck you are stress, you fill bad which demoralise you and that is not good.
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