‘Being Slim Means You’re Healthy’
This is a myth straight up! It is however stuck to us like super glue because our society has become fixated on body size, thanks in part to the silver screens and its definition of model beauty.
While the overweight condition and obesity are that bad and need all the dietetic and medical attention, never must you kid yourself that your slender nature gives you an automatic clean bill of health.
Research suggests that overweight people who are active can be healthier and may live longer than slimmer people who don’t exercise and eat unhealthily.
It is high time we stopped focusing on size and shifted our focus on developing healthier habits.
FOOD IS YOUR BEST MEDICINE.
PAA KWESI HACKMAN (RD, MSc)
~Registered Dietician & Nutritionist
~Secretary, Ghana Dietetic Association (Southern Sector)