Are You "Skinny Fat?"

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You have one of those natural, slender bodies that most people can only look at with both longing and envy. If this is you, and you have not had to fight tooth and nail to achieve this body, then you are very lucky. Think being so slim means that you do not have to be careful about your diet and exercise? Try again. Having a healthy body requires more than just being slim or thin.

The Importance of Exercise

Regular exercise is vital in order for you to maintain a healthy body and mind. Depression and other mental illnesses respond well to regular exercise. Maintaining a healthy heart, strong bones and toned muscles is a must but it will require some work on your part.

Women, especially, need to regularly perform weight bearing exercises in order to strengthen their bones for the future. If not, women who are post-menopausal may find that they suffer from osteoporosis or brittle bones. A good, well-rounded exercise program should also be a cardio-vascular workout. Your exercise regimen should be enough to leave you a little out of breath.