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do you think there is a diffrence between being skinny and being healthy?

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Asked by SimplyErathy at 8:32 AM on Jan. 20, 2011 in Health

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  • Yes of course. Anorexic is not healthy. Your body needs a certain amount of fat to be healthy.

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 8:35 AM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • Definitely! You can be super skinny and not be healthy at all.

    Answer by Scuba at 8:36 AM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • I think someone's doctor would let them know if they felt their patient were getting to be underweight.

    Answer by Marwill at 8:37 AM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • Yes, you can be skinny but not healthy. Some women are prone to being skinny so they can eat everything that is not healthy vs a woman who is slightly overweight, who eats nothing but healthy food is actually healthier than the skinny one.

    Our society has a warped image of what is healthy....anorexic and bulemic models that are super thin that are in no way healthy seems to be what they want girls to grow up to be.

    Answer by Jademom07 at 8:44 AM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • Yes, absolutely. There are women who are skinny because they don't overeat, but the foods they eat aren't healthy, and they don't workout. Hence the term "Skinnyfat."
    Sadly, American society has this misconception that a skinny person is healthier than someone who might be thicker but more fit.

    Answer by musicpisces at 8:48 AM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • yes. i'm a little overwieght currently, but i go to the gym daily, play sports, and bike 15-20 miles a day/3days a week. I know a lot of skinny people that couldn't keep up with me!

    Answer by boobarandbell at 9:15 AM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • boobarandbell that would be me lol im 110lbs, 5'2" and am such a weakling! not on purpose lol i could eat a cow and not put on a pound :P sometimes its not a good thing. im trying to be healthier :) hubs says he loves skinny women blah blah and i keep telling him skinny poeple arent always heathly!

    Comment by SimplyErathy (original poster) at 9:48 AM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • Yes. Being skinny doesn't mean someone is fact, unless it's genetic, a lot of skinny people aren't healthy. Not all, of course..but a lot. Being healthy doesn't mean a person has to be a twig and it makes me sad that most things you see in the media imply that.

    Answer by -AJ at 9:53 AM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • If you are not sick and your doctor feels this is just your body. Don't be concern.

    Answer by deesam at 12:17 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

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