Non-Profit Trusted Source of Non-Commercial Health Information
The Original Voice of the American Academy of Anti-Aging, Preventative, and Regenerative Medicine
logo logo
Exercise

Fit But Fat Not Good Enough

13 years, 11 months ago

822  0
Posted on Dec 23, 2004, 10 a.m. By Bill Freeman

Welcome to another installment of "excess weight is bad for you," courtesy of CNN today: "There has been some suggestion that if you are particularly active, you don't have to worry about your body weight, about your diet. That's very misleading." A large study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reports that "women who were physically active but obese had almost twice the risk of death of women who were both active and lean.
Welcome to another installment of "excess weight is bad for you," courtesy of CNN today: "There has been some suggestion that if you are particularly active, you don't have to worry about your body weight, about your diet. That's very misleading." A large study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reports that "women who were physically active but obese had almost twice the risk of death of women who were both active and lean. Women who were sedentary but slender were 55 percent more likely to die. Women who were both sedentary and obese were almost 2 1/2 times more likely to die." You have to take care of the basics if you want to live a longer, healthier life.

View the Article Under Discussion: http://www.cnn.com/2004/HEALTH/diet.fitness/12/22/toned.and.trim.ap/index.html
Read More Longevity Meme Commentary: http://www.longevitymeme.org/news/
http://www.longevitymeme.org/news/view_news_item.cfm?news_id=1394

Subscribe to our Newsletter

WorldHealth Videos

WorldHealth Sponsors