You know the phrase, “You can’t judge a book by
its cover.” Well, you can’t judge a girl’s
fitness level by her body size either. A
lot of people assume that thin equals fit but they
should change that way of thinking. Appearance is not always
an indicator of health.
The slim girl that sits beside you
in class could have high blood pressure. The star of
the lacrosse team could have high cholesterol. Your favorite
fashion model might not last 5 minutes on a soccer field.
Many times it’s hard to tell
from the outside what’s going on inside. There
are plenty of health problems that you can’t “see,”
such as high cholesterol, poor physical conditioning, and
diabetes. Lack of physical activity and poor eating habits
are two major culprits and millions of teens suffer as a result
- including our thin friends!
Some girls assume that because they are thin, that they don’t
need to work out and eat right. While it’s true that
being overweight tends to put you at greater risk for health
problems, it’s important to remember that everyone
needs to maintain a healthy balance of diet and exercise.