When you see an overweight person, do you automatically assume they couldn’t possibly be fit? While carrying too many pounds can be a signal of current or future health problems, it isn’t necessarily that way for everyone who is overweight.
Health professionals define overweight as a body-mass index (BMI) between 25 and 29.9, and obesity as a BMI of 30 or higher. But BMI alone is not sufficient to predict one’s health and risk of death. BMI measurements rely solely on height and weight. It doesn’t take into account how much fat or muscle a person has. You have seen 300 plus pound football players that would be classed as obese using just BMI, but who have very low body fat. You have also probably known someone who is thin but not very muscular.
So can you be fat and fit? This is a complicated question with no black and … Read More