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Health or beauty?

November 22nd, 2006 at 03:22 pm

So the whole thread online got me thinking,

Do I drink water to be healthy, or for my prettier skin??

Do I eat whole wheat for heart health, or beauty?

Do I eat bananas for health or to avoid the white flaked nails?

Do I eat yogurt for the digestive aids, or the skin?

Do I eat fresh fruit and vegetables for health or vainity?

Do I try to workout for a strong heart, or trim figure?

Do I stretch to relieve tension or to keep from being a hunchback?

Do I wash up to stay healthy or sanitary, or to stay attractive?

Do I wear sunscreen for skin cancer or to keep my color, lessen new freckles?

Did I stop smoking to keep my kids safe, or skip the wrinkles?

Did I cut back on alchol for the kids or to keep my skin softer?

Maybe I do put a rather high price on beauty... I can't think of one healthy habit (and there is more not on that list) I have taken up that has NOT resulted in better looks.

Not that I am a top model or anything, just that I look better and feel better today than I did 6 years ago when I decided to 'grow up' and eat/act like I wanted to be around for eons to come (and eventually great grandchildren)

6 Responses to “Health or beauty?”

  1. tener Says:

    health and beauty should go hand in hand, although most people concentrate on beauty!.

  2. Broken Arrow Says:

    I guess that's another good thing about being a guy. We don't have to work as hard on our looks. My primary concern is cost, but all things being equal, I do go for the healthier stuff.

  3. janH Says:

    Even if we do it for beauty, it really helps our health. And if the beauty angle motivates us more than the health angle, we are still getting the benefits. So I think----do it for YOU! For whatever reasons!

  4. fern Says:

    altho drinking lots of water has often be touted as being good for your skin, no studies have proven that.

  5. fairy74 Says:

    beauty follows health---be healthy, be beautiful, that simple!

  6. kealina Says:

    wow... i didn't know all those healthy habits were good for beauty... i knew about the water and excercise but that's it... haha... i can be so clueless when it comes to beauty... nice to know that all that stuff i've been doing is good for my beauty too...i try to focus on health over beauty although i definately enjoy feeling beautiful...
    thanks for posting this... i've been pondering the health and beauty issue too and i do think that healthier habits lead to looking better in the long run...

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