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Can you be fat and fit?
October 18, 2008, 8:18PM
by: bloodyXtears
topic: Various

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Men and women who are judged fit on a treadmill test but who are overweight or obese have a lower risk of death than those of appropriate weight but have low fitness levels.

In a study published in the Journal of The American Medical Association researcher and exercise physiologist Steven Blair of the University of South Carolina tracked 2,600 people over age 60 years to determine how physical fitness and body fat affected their death rates over a period of 12 years. Blair found that those in the lowest 5th of fitness levels were four times more likely to die than those in the top 5th of fitness levels. This level of fitness provided protection against death whether an individual was of normal weight, overweight, or obese.

Blair thinks his findings are important because people in the US and many other countries are increasingly inactive and obesity rates are high, and at the same time many of these countries populations are aging. "We should not ignore obesity," Blair said. "But what happens all too often is we focus nearly exclusively on obesity and forget the activity and fitness part."

Blair's team assessed participants' fitness using a treadmill test, seeing how long they could walk while the treadmill's workout increased in intensity. They measured body mass index (BMI) a figure that is calculated from a person's height and weight, as well as waist circumference and percent body fat. Their results showed that even a small effort to improve fitness levels provides a health benefit and that people who are sedentary now don't need to take drastic steps in exercise frequency or intensity to make gains. "If you're overweight or obese and you're sedentary and unfit and you start taking three 10-minute walks a day and you do that at least five days a week, you're not going to lose an enormous amount of weight," Blair said. "You're going to still be heavy. But you're going to be much healthier if you do that," Blair said. Blair also recommends healthy eating patterns, including lots of fruit, vegetables, and whole grains.

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 1/3 of the US adult population is obese; obesity is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), some types of cancer, and type 2 diabetes. The CDC has also found that more than 1/2 of adults in the US do not participate in regular physical activity. Exercise can cut your risk of dying from CVD, as well as lowering your risk of stroke, colon cancer, hypertension, and type 2 diabetes.

(I did not write any of this. found here

bahahahah. Pot meets Kettle on the set of Soul Train?

Not so easy, dude. For most REALLY obese people, it's a psychological thing and not simply having to eat less. Stop being ignorant.

And some people (not me) like a Rubenesque woman. Where there's a disorder, there's a fetish. Why would someone stop doing something when there's validation to be found?

October 22, 2008, 2:31AM

the answer is endurance
see if you have extra weight to pull around your obviously a little overwieght however this doesn't make you unfit. if you have no problem pulling that wieght around all day and being able to exercise regularly and maintain mobility without health and or back problems then yes you can be as you put it "fat" and fit

October 22, 2008, 5:31PM

I exercise a lot, I walk every where I need to go, but I'm still like 20 pounds over weight.

You tell me how to fix that, and I will. My mom says I shouldn't eat so much, but if I'm going to work out, and walk so much then I need to keep my fuel up. I can't keep doing that with no proteins in my body.

Now, to the moron with the first answer to what I posted, get a life, and learn that you can't always be the way you want. I agree with the guy above me. "he kind of ignorance that says "if I was anorexic, I would just eat a sandwich." its saying, "if I had a mental disorder, I would just do what the disorder keeps me from doing." and that is ignorance on a level that is unfathomable."
You can't just force yourself to eat, you have to have help. You can't just tell your body it will eat, and like it. That's like trying to tell a baby to stfu and stop crying. It won't work.


Tell your boyfriend if he says hes got beef, That I'm a vegetarian and I ain't fucking scared of him.

October 22, 2008, 8:09PM

use supplements.. certian chemichals herbs and/or drugs can manipulate your appetite to where you want it.. for instance if your really desperate do cocaine.. not that i recommend that for various health reasons but i garruntee it'll work second option green tea... green tea is great for increased weoght loos libido and metabolism third option more aerobic exercise with less wights say like 5 lb and/or 8 lb exercises.. fourth stretches and cardio three to four times a week ten minutues at a time... fifth option is coffee bad for heart good for weight loss... sixth protien shakes will giv you all that protien you need for a lunchtime meal without asll that fiber and bulk and carbohydrates to blick up your system so you can turn that into straight muscle and energy take these hints and learn a routine that fits your lifestyle and yayness... you will prolly lose ten -15 pounds in the first month or 2

October 22, 2008, 8:23PM

that's simalar to what i said trust me though green tew exercise lots of grain based foods in small portions like rice or vermicelli and avoid oily foods

October 22, 2008, 8:55PM

thank you

October 23, 2008, 1:43PM

quitter you should think outside the box sometimes... granted most FAT ppl blame thier problems on genetics cause its the easiest way to go about justifying thier problems however it prolly has more to do with an unhealthy childhood see most humans have thier lifetime body structure determined before age 24.. however it is said that ciggarettes over a long period of time can alter ones DNA as well as cause various health problems and change the shape of ones bones.. and nicotine is a drug so why not pills why can't these change your genes? at least slightly? second you could always tattoo your iris on your eyeball not to say it wouldn't make you blind but it'd definantly change the colors of your eye

October 24, 2008, 2:24PM

This wasn't meant to be an argument, Joe. Get your drama out.


Tell your boyfriend if he says hes got beef, That I'm a vegetarian and I ain't fucking scared of him.

October 26, 2008, 3:42AM

if you have a problem with your weight "fix it"!!!!!!!
i've given severall differen't wayz to lose weight and maintain healthy stability between average body weight and unhealthy weight obcessions....
if your gonna be fat be fat and happy!!! if ur unhappy being fat then lose weight

October 26, 2008, 1:58PM

which is the inconscistancy in the american pharmaceutical industry and FDA BTW.. see it's ok for a coffee fiend who can't start the day without starbucks to get his fix everyday.. but a junkie who chosses to self medicate for very similar albeit more "hardcore" reasons is morally wrong.. people confuse legality with morality.. it should be a crime in and of itself... while meth is illegal to buy down the street from your trusted friend in the hood yet your supposed to trust some fat white bald guy you never met to perscribe it to your six year ild child because he doesn't fit in at school.. bullshit.. and all the while tobacco companies make millions off killing people; pharmaceutic industries make billions off antidepressants that link to suicidal tendancies; alcohol(which is more detrimental to health than opium and cocaine combined) is sold OTC almost everywhere; and everyone can't get through the week without stuffing thier mouths full of neurotoxins and carbonites in diet soda and additives preservitives and fatty acids in chips cheetos gum cakes and sweets... the truth is the downfall in american health has alot more to do with the individual than blaming it on one group of people or the other.. yes skinny ppl are skinny and overwieght ppl are overweight.. fat parents usually have fat kids and that baby fat is hard to burn off but arguing over all this gets us nowhere.. point blank bottom line is:
watch your diet
avoid too much sugar(ie:diabetes)

or just be fat... and enjoy being fat...
i mean seriously ppl grow up.. do tea bo or something.. jeez

October 26, 2008, 3:14PM

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