Too skinny is unhealthy
I have touched on this one before and as controversial or politically incorrect as it is to mention the 'F' word, telling someone they are too skinny can be just as psychologically destructive whether it's true or not. The dangers of being too skinny are obvious but it doesn't seem to stop people, particularly women, starving themselves or going to other extremes for a look that most people are not overly excited about.
The days of Jane Fonda and Aerobics Oz Style have come and gone but that shouldn't mean we have forgotten how attractive it is to be slim (not skinny, slim) and muscular.
Whilst am not a huge fan of Crossfit, one thing it has done which is VERY positive, is to provide positive images of females with muscles. This is a good thing and to be applauded. Of course, apart from the elite crossfitters (who actually lift weights), it also produces SKINNY MEN! That is not so good.
For women though the validity of using weights as a part of their everyday training is something to admire and encourage. Aiming to be super skinny and look like a clothes horse is fine I guess if you are making thousands of dollars a week. However, it's a look perpetrated by the fashion industry and enhanced in some ways by the music business that is neither healthy or normal. In the film and television business it is prevalent to stay skinny and that goes for men and women. The advent of the super hero movie has had a partially positive effect but don't be fooled, muscles are enhanced with CGI, clever make-up and suits containing fake muscles!
You may also be surprised to hear that very few actors will continue to train after the movie has finished. It's just not in their blood, they are literally doing it for the MONEY. There are exceptions such as Dwayne Johnson, Hugh Jackman and the indominatable Sylvestor Stallone but the majority will peak for a film and then avoid the gym like the plague.
Now what we view as skinny is very subjective and I don't just mean from an aesthetic point of view. We literally see everyone different.
So what is too skinny?
It's hard to say but anyone who has a bony spine and ribs showing is a candidate for being too skinny in my book. If you have 'some' muscle on your frame you won't have either of these things unless you have a super low bodyfat level. If you're too skinny you will be weak as a kitten, your bones will weaken, everyday tasks will become harder and you'll generally feel lack lustre. And that is just the start of how unhealthy being too skinny is.
So don't be skinny. Get some muscles.