Saturday, April 21, 2012

What It Means to Be Healthy

 "...weight loss and health are not synonymous. For health, I recommend Health at Every Size, which basically says the same thing as the LEARN plan (eat healthy foods, get exercise), but adds “Love your body at the size you are.” There is overwhelming evidence that exercise, regardless of weight lost, is incredibly healthy and the research of Dr. Steven Blair, Professor at University of South Caroline Department of Exercise Science, has researched this issue for decades and has found that a thin sedentary person is twice as likely to die as a fat person who exercises. He even explained to me in this interview how over half the obese subjects he has studied were healthy, which they measure by cardiorespiratory fitness.
In short (too late), you don’t need to lose weight to be healthy, you just need to eat healthy and exercise and ignore your scale. If you can do that, then you will be much healthier than the people who try weight loss over and over and over again and damage their body’s homeostatic process, as well as cause metabolic damage."

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