6 Health Advantages Of Being Overweight

(8 Photos)

Hilary Walke on Sep 23, 2009 at 11:30AM

chime in now
  • 3 of 8

6 Health Advantages Of Being Overweight

Next Up: Which Is Worse? The Tailgating Edition
starts in 3 seconds
    Loading slides...

Glowing Skin

Recent twin studies have found that the sister with the higher BMI was judged to have a more youthful look. “A gaunt face can definitely add some years, so carrying an extra few pounds can help create a more youthful appearance,” says Amy Hendel, nutrition and fitness expert. “It may also help to fill out a few of those more significant wrinkles that scream out ‘aging!’”

Connect with Us
Follow Our Pins

Yummy recipes, DIY projects, home decor, fashion and more curated by iVillage staffers.

Follow Our Tweets

The very dirty truth about fashion internships... DUN DUN @srslytheshow http://t.co/wfewf

On Instagram

Behind-the-scenes pics from iVillage.

Best of the Web