The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - OPINION OURS & YOURS -

What a won­der­fully rel­e­vant ar­ti­cle (“Body slam­ming the weight loss in­dus­try”, 15/4).

The pur­suit of a ripped body, while won­der­ful, must be mea­sured against what’s achiev­able. I can re­mem­ber a few years ago look­ing in the mir­ror to say, wow I’m ripped.

I must ad­mit that to be ripped was not my in­ten­tion but a re­sult of my life­style.

I have been ripped many times over the past 60 years. I have also been very un-ripped.

I am con­cerned this ar­ti­cle is giv­ing peo­ple per­mis­sion to be so un-ripped they be­come obese, which is so very un­healthy and costs not just the obese per­son, but the en­tire com­mu­nity.

The mes­sage that needs to go out is, you don’t need to set the gym on fire with your attendance and ac­tiv­i­ties, but just eat healthy and ex­er­cise mod­er­ately to main­tain a healthy body and mind.


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