Can You be Fit and Fat?


Surprisingly, you can.  Some people carry a substantial amount of fat around their middle while maintaining good cardiovascular fitness and/or holding a good degree of muscle mass.

These people are known as “metabolically healthy obese.”  They have a lower risk of diabetes, heart disease and cancer than an unfit obese person.  However, they’re not protected from other conditions that affect the overweight such as depression and sleep apnea.

In most cases, these folks have an athletes’ dedication to their workouts.  Their struggle is with meal planning and portion control.