Healthy And Fat

3:31 pm in Weight Loss News by seph

Many are of the view that being Fit and Fat are mutually exclusive but they are incorrect. People can be obese yet physically hale and hearty and at no greater risk of heart disease or cancer than normal weight people, say experts.The key is being “metabolically fit”, meaning no high blood pressure, cholesterol or raised blood sugar, and exercising, according to experts.

It is to be noted that this small group of metabolically fit but fat people who did not suffer from conditions such as high cholesterol or diabetes or high blood pressure were usually fitter and exercised more that the other obese people

And their chances of getting or dying from cardiovascular disease or cancer was identical to people of normal weight and was half that of “metabolically less fit” obese people.

One should take great care to take note of excess fat around one’s waist. The fat around your belly region is the most dangerous and is mainly responsible for heat disease. Men are more prone to accumulate fat around the belly

Maintaining a healthy diet with lots of physical activity can help to reduce weight as well as lower your risk of heart and health issues.

There are many reasons that fitness is such an effective medicine: Since muscles are the largest consumers of sugar in the body, increased muscle mass lowers the probability of excess sugar accumulating in the blood, which is essentially what diabetes is. Daily physical activity reduces inflammation in the cardiovascular system and affects the secretion of clotting hormones, allowing blood to flow more easily to muscles and preventing the formation of deadly clots. Moderate exercise (at least 150 minutes a week of medium-intensity exercise like walking) combined with diet changes can also reduce the amount of potentially deadly fat in the liver. Various studies the world over have shown that overweight and obese people who work out can get such benefits and improve their metabolic health even if they don’t shed a pound.

It must be realized that genetically all of us have been provided with a different metabolism which means that some people don’t gain fat no matter how much junk food they eat or how little they exercise whereas others struggle to lose weight even though they look after their calories and working out on a daily basis. So an overweight person who works out regularly and keeps a check on their food are usually much fitter than the lean guy who does not exercise nor keeps a check on their diet.

(source: HealthBulletinSite.com)