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Fat But Fit

Many are of the view that being Fit and Fat are mutually exclusive but they are wrong. People can be fat yet physically hale and hearty and at no greater risk of cardiovascular disease or cancer than normal weight people, say researchers.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 healthy but fat people who did not experience diseases such as high cholesterol or diabetes or high blood pressure were usually fitter and worked out more that the other obese people

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

It is particularly important to know your weight if you are carrying excess fat around your belly. The fat cells here are really active, producing toxic substances that are dangerous which can lead to cardiovascular disease.

Maintaining a healthy diet with a strict exercise regimen can help to lose fat as well as lower your risk of heart and health issues.

There are many reasons that fitness is such strong medicine: Because muscles are the biggest consumers of sugar in the body, increased muscle mass reduces the chance of excess sugar accumulating in the blood, which is in other words what diabetes is. Regular 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. And study after study has 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 fat 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 tab on their diet are usually much healthier than the lean guy who does not exercise nor keeps a check on their diet.


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