When you think of the term fitness, a lot of things come to mind: stylish, tumblr-worthy workout gear, lots of smoothies and of course weight loss. At this point, it’s safe to say that weightloss has become synonymous with fitness. While weight loss is an aspect of weight loss, it isn’t the whole thing. Fitness is a wide umbrella that covers exercise, food, mental health and a lot more. Therein comes the question, which should you focus on, weightloss ot fitness?

A lot of people (particularly women) tend to focus on losing weight as their ultimate body goal. This in itself isn’t wrong if there is a legitimate reason to lose weight. The problem comes in when the weight loss is pursued through unhealthy means such as crash dieting, unhealthy weight loss pills and extreme exercising. It also enters unhealthy territory when weightloss is the only focus. Losing weight while beneficial in some cases isn’t the only thing that you should focus on. You should also give due attention to eating better, becoming stronger and being more in touch with yourself….in summary, focus on fitness.

Deciding between weightloss and fitness is like deciding between an appetiser and a full course meal. The appetiser shouldn’t be overlooked, but it shouldn’t be the only thing you eat. The key to health is looking after all aspects of your body. Work towards getting fit as it encompasses weightloss and everything else.

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