Caterina Posted February 13, 2007 Share Posted February 13, 2007 How much do you think beauty and health are interrelated? I've read several articles that make the point that true beauty is merely healthy...clear skin indicates vigor and the lack of disease, muscles and strength, curves and vital fertility... However, there are some things that are obviously not healthy yet considered beautiful...some cultures force women to have rings that stretch their necks, some cultures stretch out their earlobes and lips, our culture encourages us to shave, pluck, be underweight, and wear high heels. Then there are the examples from history where very overweight women were considered beautiful. Or when corsets actually squished women's intestines out of place. I've recently lost about five lbs and feel healthier...I feel healthy. I weigh 148. So what weight would you think is actually healthy? The BMI? Are you sure its not culturally influenced? Just want to hear some ideas... Quote Link to comment
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