• Fat but fit people have an increased risk of heart disease

    In the past, it was thought that exercise canceled out some of the negative aspects of being overweight. People carrying those extra pounds found some comfort in the thought that as long as they exercise, being chubby isn’t a liability. Wrong.

    A recently published study found that being overweight or obese increases the risk of coronary heart disease by up to 28 percent, compared to people with a healthy body weight. And it doesn’t matter if the overweight person begins with healthy blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol numbers – it’s just a matter of time before being overweight catches up to them.

    One of the researchers, Dr. Lassale, said,  "Overall, our findings challenge the concept of the 'healthy obese'. The research shows that those overweight individuals who appear to be otherwise healthy are still at increased risk of heart disease."

    If you’re active and overweight, get those excess pounds off of your body.

    Be sure to see if I have an easy-to-use training plan for you on my site to help you reach your goals. And, there are more options on the TrainingPeaks site.



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