Monday, November 18, 2013

Not Fat but Fit

Most people think that you can tell if someone's fit, active and healthy just by looking at them. It's not true! Fit, healthy people come in all sizes and shapes. The same is true of unhealthy people. I know several thin people who are unfit and have serious health problems. Weight Isn't Everything.

How is it possible to be fat and fit?
Quite simple. You may have the genetic predisposition to be "stocky," yet you engage in regular exercise.

Interesting finding:
Many people classified as obese by current standards actually have a good health profile. We see that as many as 40% of obese individuals have normal cholesterol and blood pressure, do not smoke and are physically fit. Anyone who struggles with their weight should take this as good news.

My recommendation is to focus on good health habits, no matter what number you see on the scale. Give fruits, vegetables and whole grains a major place in your daily diet. Be moderate about fat and alcohol. Don't smoke.Work on managing stress. Perhaps most important, get out of your chair and start moving for at least 30 minutes every day.

And I'm always thankful for what God has given to me.
Alhamdulillah ...

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