Big bodies can be strong bodies – here's how to test how fit you are

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The size of your body shouldn't dictate your level of fitness. (PHOTO: Gallo Images/Getty Images)
The size of your body shouldn't dictate your level of fitness. (PHOTO: Gallo Images/Getty Images)

It's not easy to shake the pressure to be thin, but these days there are more and more fitness influencers who don’t have sculpted, toned physiques and rock-hard abs.

Instead they’re swinging kettleballs, on their yoga mats and doing power squats with flab around their tummies, thick thighs and cellulite – and it’s sparked a conversation about body ideals and what fit and healthy looks like.

Is it healthier to be overweight and fit rather than skinny and out of shape? And what does it actually mean to be fit?

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