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Strong is the New Skinny

Strong is the New Skinny

Tina Kasin
Staff Writer

2013 is here, and this is going to be YOUR year. Why not start with taking care of yourself? The best way to help you and your body to feel and look better is to eat healthy and exercise. Fitness awareness is becoming more and more popular. It is no longer about losing weight; it is about being strong and feeling good. Some even say that strong is the new skinny.

Knowing how you can shape your body and having the correct knowledge to actually do it can be a revelation to people , especially when they discover how easy it really is. Sure, it takes time, discipline and patience (a whole lot of it), but once you reach your goal, you start to wonder why you never got yourself to do it sooner.

The journey to a fit body is fun and giving, and you learn how to break boundaries. Gaining knowledge also helps you to kill off ridiculous myths you once used to believe in, and you start to find yourself easily annoyed with all the diets that people have tried out.

So, now that you have found the fitness spirit, you should also keep in mind that it is not only for you to feel and look better. Pursuing a healthy lifestyle prevents many diseases, and diabetes is among them. Some scientists claim that many people have type 2 diabetes without knowing about it, and a healthy lifestyle can help you avoid this disease.

Your body is your mind’s only home. It is your temple. Treat it with respect because no one else can do it for you. Listen to it, and do not ignore its needs. It is all about making the right choices. Start with that, and then you will be halfway there.

Jonathan Anthony Palmiotti, a junior Musical Theater major, said that a healthy lifestyle keeps him going and builds confidence. “It’s something that puts me in a good mood and gives me something to look forward to. I work in a gym so I get my support and help from that family too.”

”As long as I have healthier options available, this is what I’ll choose, but I feel like pursuing a healthy lifestyle has become a trend,” said sophomore Business Management major Pernille Winness Haldsrud.

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