Monday, 28 May 2012

I have to admit, I do like a fit and good looking body but I feel we have gone to such an extreme. 

A couple of months ago I went with a friend to Melbourne fashion week, a great event and we have so much fun. But I was chocked to see the posture and bodies of the models. These are girls that are supposed to be role models for our young girls and some maybe even for us more mature magazine readers, most of the girls were probably 5-10 kg underweight and had postures that will give them hunch backs in later years. Mind you the boy models had healthy weights and pretty good postures.

The western societies are struggling with epidemic obesity, and here we have girls that are only skin and bones. We need to start sending out the message that an attractive and healthy body is a body that is fit, have muscles that you can see (in moderation when it comes to girls) and has a healthy color from being outside. 

We know that depression is related to many of these issues, not enough exercise, bad body image, and not enough daily light. Why do we have to go to the extreme in both directions? In Swedish we have a word that covers everything, it is LAGOM, that means it is not too much and not too little - it is LAGOM.  

And even though most Swedes think that the LAGOM word is quite boring and a “don’t get too excited” word, when it comes to health and fitness I think it is perfect. I would like to see our young, mature and elderly as well, exercise on a regular basic, eat healthy, be outside for at least 20 minutes a day and party in moderation; all with the goal in mind for a fit, healthy and good looking body.  

Wouldn’t it great if we all could look ourselves in the mirror and say – Hey, I really like what I see!!! 

Yours in Health & Fitness,


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