Let’s stop assuming that someone’s healthy simply because they’re skinny.
Instead, let’s consider the whole picture. Are they happy? Eating healthy foods? Working out? How’s their mental health?
Looks can be deceiving.
At my skinniest (110 pounds, 5’8”), I was the most unhealthy I’ve ever been. I was insecure, barely got out of bed, and was situationally-depressed.
Looking back, fitness was a huge lifeline for me. (A therapist helped too, but those visits were limited due to its price tag.) Fitness provided me an outlet, a way to improve my self-esteem, and allowed me to rebuild the muscle I’d lost. Fitness improves my mental health while naturally encouraging me to eat healthier.
Now, I’m strong, confident, eating well, and most of all- happy.
What’s a healthy life look like to you? Comment below!