Your scales are just a number

BathroomScalesIf you ever needed more proof that the number on your scales is not the best indication of your fitness, take a look at fitness blogger Kelsey Wells, of the fitness blog My Sweat Life.

Wells’ weight went from 145lb (66kg) to 122lb (55kg) and back to 140lb (63.5kg).

I’ll leave it to you to decide what weight look healthier.

I’ve mentioned before that your weight is just a number. In my view, the most important thing to consider is how you feel. Are you tired or lethargic? Does a short walk tire you out? Can you play with your kids without having ton give up after a few minutes?

There is, of course, the issue of body image. This is a very difficult challenge many of us face. And, even though it’s often seen a women’s issue, there’s increasing evidence that men are feeling similar pressures. Certainly, I feel a lot better about myself when I think I look fitter.

Here’s the image Wells used to illustrate that your weight is just one, of many, numbers that can be used to measure your health.


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