“A recent study recruited almost 12,000 people of varying BMIs and followed them for 170 months as they adopted healthier habits. Their conclusion? Healthy lifestyle habits are associated with a significant decrease in mortality regardless of baseline body mass index.”
So…yeah. HAES says this and, look, a really long, comprehensive study proving it. BAM! You don’t have to be super skinny to be healthy and live longer. You just have to make an effort to live healthy — get out, move around, make some positive changes in your life but don’t obsess!