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Post Reply What do you consider unhealthiest? being obese, or being extremely underweight?
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Considering you could be around 200ibs of muscle and still considered overweight.

Answering this question is a bit of a slippery slope.
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Six of one, half dozen of the other...
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underweight http://www.webmd.boots.com/a-to-z-guides/being-underweight?page=2
osteoporosis
weaker immune system
anaemia
affect menstrual cycle / fertility for females only

overweight http://www.webmd.com/diet/obesity/obesity-health-risks
much higher risk of getting diabetes
heart disease/stroke
blader disease
Osteoarthritis (joint pain/stiffness)
Gout (a form of arthritis)
breathing problems

both under and over are really unhealthy conditions that you should avoid.
also, what @FlyinDumpling said.
Posted 9/1/15 , edited 9/1/15

descloud wrote:

Considering you could be around 200ibs of muscle and still considered overweight.

Answering this question is a bit of a slippery slope.

Actually I heard its considered underweight to have so much muscle I think.

Because all that muscle is in the place of fat that should be there instead & we need a decent amount of fat for all our bodies to be considerably healthy.

Being mostly muscle is actually pretty unhealthy/bad in a couple ways most of the time.
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anzn wrote:


descloud wrote:

Considering you could be around 200ibs of muscle and still considered overweight.

Answering this question is a bit of a slippery slope.

Actually I heard its considered underweight to have so much muscle I think.

Because all that muscle is in the place of fat that should be there instead & we need a decent amount of fat for all our bodies to be considerably healthy.

Being mostly muscle is actually pretty unhealthy/bad in a couple ways most of the time.


Yes Iv heard similar things as well. I just find it hard to trust what is considered a healthy weight because people differ by so much.
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anzn wrote:


descloud wrote:

Considering you could be around 200ibs of muscle and still considered overweight.

Answering this question is a bit of a slippery slope.

Actually I heard its considered underweight to have so much muscle I think.

Because all that muscle is in the place of fat that should be there instead & we need a decent amount of fat for all our bodies to be considerably healthy.

Being mostly muscle is actually pretty unhealthy/bad in a couple ways most of the time.


That is actually not true. The BMI system doesn't acount for muscle mass. I weigh 227 and I'm 6 feet tall. Any doctor will tell you that is overweight. Eventhough I'm overweight i'm healthier than people at the right weight.

The problem is there isn't a system that counts muscle mass and body fat.

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Since most of the US is overweight I would say demographically it's obesity.
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I have to agree both are bad
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realta_danae wrote:

Being extremely underweight is far worse. Once a person loses enough fat (especially due to not eating) the body starts to break down muscle tissue and eventually organs to gain the fuel it needs. A person would die much quicker from being severally underweight, usually within a year or two, while an obese person could realistically live for decades.


This^

Yep. Anyone here can google it too, being underweight is more of an issue. Not that both aren't significant health issues.

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potentsativa wrote:

Fun Fact* from what I've read before skinny people actually have a higher chance of dying from a heart attack than obese people do. As for Unhealthy I'll take it as who will have the longer life span. I would say being underweight for the most part would lead to death faster than being obese. If your extremely underweight your either not eating or not assimilating nutrients so that's to say your lack the building block to build and repair cells and hindering your resources to create ATP your just breaking down the little bit of fat and protein and sugars in your body till eventually you cant even do that.

*Don't take my word for it. Also I'm to lazy to check if it's actually true so yea...




I heard that too, plus one of my friends who happened to be *extremely skinny* had a resting pulse of 100 so I wouldn't find it hard to believe
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Underweight obviously it's just not healthy or natural and there is limited things you can do for it while obese can go on diets exercise get surgery and the such
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Since most of the US is overweight I would say demographically it's obesity.



that's deep
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it's mentally unhealthiest to be a fat disgusting slob
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Both sound bad to me to be honest. They're both extremes at the end of the scale, so same consequences, just different look. Being anything that's not a healthy weight is just bad. I'm a normal weight but I'm really curvy in the middle, so I'm petite on top but my pants size is bigger than a lot of people think it is lol More focus needs to be put on body type rather than weight, because some people can weigh a lot or little but its right for their height and junk.
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I consider that unhealthiest is being obese.
When I was fat, it was awful. I suffered because I couldn't move and walk normally.
I don't think I'm thin right now. I'm still reducing my portions, work out a lot, use these pills
(http://www.rx-discountcoupons.com/coupons/xenical-coupon-code-10-off/) and try to watch less TV.
(lack of physical exersices. you know)
But I feel way much better right now. I would rather be underweight than overweighted.
That's my point.
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