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Obesity is The Worst of Health Problems?

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For years, overweight adults have been told that obesity is the worst of health problems. It has been proven that the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and some forms of cancer will increase with too much body fat.

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However, a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reported that overweight men who were physically fit were less likely to die of all causes, including cardiovascular disease, than men who were lean but unfit.

Exercising with Weights This is good news for overweight people who are physically fit. It is also a good reason for overweight people who are not fit to begin a fitness program.

When you improve your state of physical fitness with exercise, you put less strain on your heart and blood vessels. When you are fit, you are able to carry out your daily tasks - such as carrying groceries, climbing stairs, house cleaning, gardening, etc., without undue fatigue and with ample energy to enjoy your leisure time.

In short, this news means that it is possible to be overweight and still reduce the risks of cardiovascular disease by becoming physically fit.

There is an amount (intensity) of exercise that is sufficient to condition the large muscles and cardiovascular system leading to physical fitness, but does not cause strain or injury. See: The Nitty Gritty on Exercise.

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