CAN YOU BE OVERWEIGHT AND FIT?
Can you be overweight and still be fit?
First off, let’s be clear. I am not trying to get you to stay fat. Also, I am also not trying to get you to lose weight. Truthfully, I am hoping only that I can help you become more content, happy and more self-aware. This will hopefully lead to self-confidence, self-love and improved wellness. My goal is not your goal and neither mine nor your goal is right or wrong. We are individuals and we all get to do as we chose!
I am a person with some medical background. I believe in medical science, but I also believe in the mind, body, soul connection.
According to Harvard Health, “most research has shown a consistent association between weight gain and health problems.” Excess weight can lead to sleep apnea, joint issues, and diabetes. They also say that where the weight lies on your body is important. They do state as well that “this doesn’t mean that everyone who carries some extra weight also carries additional health risks, since there are many other variables at play.”
To the question of Fat and Fit?, Web MD replies “Yes, you can be overweight and in good shape at the same time. In fact, physiologists now believe that being overweight and fit is far healthier than being skinny and out of shape.” They go on to say that a recent study of 2600 people shows that subjects who were unfit, were 4 x more likely to die than those who were very fit. This was whether those fit people were normal weight, overweight or obese. That’s because exercise reduces your risk of a broad range of ailments, including cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes.
When you Google Fat and Fit, a large number of articles come up. There is a lot of reading that can be done on this subject. Eventually, after what I know will be a lot of work, when you Google Fat and Fit, livefatandfit will also appear. I will continue to offer individuals a positive health choice and outlook!!!!
BMI (body mass index) is an imperfect measure of fat based on height and weight. Height and weight do not tell you how much body fat a person has in comparison to muscle. Thus, is not necessarily indicative of health vs illness-causing factors.
Let’s be clear. I have way too much FAT, and it does cause me issues with my health. I have sleep apnea and I have arthritis, but I also have a lot of muscle. Muscle is your metabolic engine. The more muscle you have the more calories you burn and the more likely you are to remain mobile. I work to maintain muscle mass and strength. Age, gender and ethnicity are other factors that help to measure health.
Decide what you think about the notion of Fat and Fit. Regardless of what answer you come up with, I know this … if you are working on improved overall health, both physical and emotional health, you are moving towards improved WELLNESS. The idea of wellness takes into consideration ALL factors that affect health, mind, body and soul.
Drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to share your thoughts, suggest conversation topics or ideas you would like to discuss.
LIVEFATANDFIT AND BE WELL!