Would You Rather Look Good Or Be Healthy

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    Oct 05, 2010 1:32 AM GMT
    I went with my partner to his 30th high school reunion this past weekend. Time seemed to have been kind to some of those folks and others not so much. One of the women, in particular, was really youthful and vibrant looking. She looked at least 15 years younger than her age. It turns out that she is a five time cancer survivor and had some other health issues. Which got me to thinking - if you had to choose, would you rather look good but have health issues or look like crap but be healthy?
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    Oct 05, 2010 2:12 AM GMT
    I'm not a religious person, but I consider my good health and wellness to be one of the biggest blessings in my life. These days where it costs your left nut for a good health insurance plan, I'll take being healthy over looking good. (Fortunately, the two seem to go hand in hand.)
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    Oct 05, 2010 2:21 AM GMT
    .....are they mutually exclusive??
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    Oct 05, 2010 2:26 AM GMT
    years ago I would have said look good. After having cancer and now ms. I would pick be healthy.
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    Oct 05, 2010 3:08 AM GMT
    Definitely a no brainer.

    Healthy of course.
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    Oct 05, 2010 3:10 AM GMT
    health hands down no doubt about it
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    Oct 05, 2010 5:12 AM GMT
    If you live long enough, good health will eventually fade regardless of how well you take care of yourself.
    If you live long enough, your looks will eventually fade regardless of how well you take care of yourself.
    So it's really a toss-up. Right now I've got a back injury, but holding my physique via diet and small exercises. If I had a choice between suffering this chronic pain the rest of my life, or letting my physique go and curing the pain, I'd keep my physique and suffer the pain.
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    Oct 05, 2010 7:10 AM GMT
    health! Dont need to think about it
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    Oct 05, 2010 8:14 AM GMT
    The question strikes me as funny. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, not the object. As countless forums here on RJ show, the men that are considered incredibly hot by some leave others cold and unaffected. But our health remains the same regardless of whether someone else thinks we're gorgeous or not.
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    Oct 05, 2010 8:16 AM GMT
    Health. With no look back.
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    Oct 05, 2010 9:57 AM GMT
    jeffy87 said I'll take being healthy over looking good. (Fortunately, the two seem to go hand in hand.)




    StudlyScrewRight said....are they mutually exclusive??



    Well, I've always thought a nice benefit of staying healthy is looking good. Which is why I thought it was so interesting that the person that looked the best at the school reunion had so many health problems.

    One thing I gave up to be healthier, at the cost of looking better, is tanning. I think I look better with a tan, but I know it isn't good for me, so I don't do it.

    Anything y'all do or don't do to stay healthier even if it means you might not look as good?
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    Oct 05, 2010 10:19 AM GMT
    Health.

    I don't understand, for example, guys who spend a lot of time and effort in the gym to build great physiques, but they smoke, or abuse drugs. To me, that's totally bizarre. What's the point in having a beautiful chest externally, if your lungs are black and diseased?
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    Oct 05, 2010 10:44 AM GMT
    NickFit saidHealth.

    I don't understand, for example, guys who spend a lot of time and effort in the gym to build great physiques, but they smoke, or abuse drugs. To me, that's totally bizarre. What's the point in having a beautiful chest externally, if your lungs are black and diseased?


    Dude, don't be so judgemental, u don't know other people lives, don't u? I vote for health, of course, but ocassional joint or drink won't hurt...Everything is yin and yang, black and white...I wonder, what is your vice? Surely u have some, u r just playing nice guy...icon_twisted.gif
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    Oct 05, 2010 11:34 AM GMT
    My healthy any day.
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    Oct 05, 2010 11:43 AM GMT
    Fortunately looking terrible normally means you are in terrible shape and being fit and healthy normally means you look ok.