Sunday, March 22, 2015

Can a Person be Fit and Overweight

Can a Person be Fit and Overweight?

Studies have shown that if you are overweight but active and fit you may actually have a lower mortality risk than those that are classified as normal weight and who are sedentary or unfit. When people with similar BMIs were compared, those with greater cardiorespiratory fitness tend to have a lower mortality risk, especially compared with individuals who are not physically active. Therefore, even improving cardiovascular fitness may reduce the risk of mortality independent of a reduction in BMI.

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