Fitness and health

NOTE: OLD BLOG POST, JUST SHUFFLING THINGS AROUND.

DISCLAIMER: THESE ARE MY OPINIONS AND THOUGH BASED IN FACTUAL RESEARCH, THIS PIECE’S ONLY INTENTION IS TO PROMOTE THOUGHT ON THE TOPIC OF HEALTH

The world health organisation defines health as:

A complete state of physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.

This definition acknowledges that health is more than just the physical aspect. It involves a fine interdependence of your physical body, your brain and your mind to work together in providing you with a healthy life. In part our lifestyle is responsible for the degree of healthiness we attain. For example somebody who constantly over eats, drinks excessive amounts of alcohol and is a chain smoker most certainly is at higher risk of developing not only physical illnesses but the mental health and social health of such a person will also begin to suffer. And then there are a whole host of different lifestyle choices we make on a day to day basis which increase of decrease our risk of developing certain mental or physical illnesses.  Continue reading

Obesity: The silent enemy

Being fat was never a problem to me until it started to become one. I have always been on the ‘larger’ side of the dress sizes, comfortably fitting into 14, 16 and 18 sizes. (Yes, I am aware that people are bigger but lets face it, size 18 isn’t small exactly…) I never really got upset about it. After all, I was in perfect health despite the extra weight. I was doing all the normal activities (work, cooking, sleeping, socialising). And I knew I looked good even when I was at my biggest with a BMI (Body Mass Index) exceeding 35. Being fat really was not a problem for me… Continue reading