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Just because you’re thin doesn’t mean you’re healthy Just because you’re thin doesn’t mean you’re healthy
It’s not your total overall weight that counts in your quest to stay fit but the traits of that weight, the amount of fat... Just because you’re thin doesn’t mean you’re healthy

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It’s not your total overall weight that counts in your quest to stay fit but the traits of that weight, the amount of fat and where it lies in your body that counts.  Well scientists at the Mayo Clinic have uncovered what is really behind this recent statement.  They discovered that after comparing the many health markers for the body and weight index numbers of thousands of adult it seemed that more than half of the adults tested with normal BMI’s and weight had a higher body fat percentage and metabolic and heart disturbances or in layman’s terms the risk of them suffering from diabetes, heart disease and other chronic illnesses as people who weighed much more. This is worth paying attention to as the accumulation of fat in one’s body primarily in the stomach and internal organs could cause inflammation that could lead to blood vessel and tissue damage.  It is important to cut back on the calorie counting and looking at the scale with one eye open and focus more on your diet and not cut fat entirely out of it.

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A blood test should reveal any warning signs of a low cholesterol reading or irregular blood sugar, triglycerides or blood pressure reading as a result of an improper diet.  Many people deprive themselves of important nutrients with these fancy showbiz diets that turn you into a walking skeleton but sure make you look good in a size 2 dress and those commercial nutritional drinks, shakes or microwaveable diet meals do not provide any of the nutrients that are advertised and promised on the fancy packages.  You should eat foods with monounsaturated fats which focus on belly fats and include daily exercise in increments of 30 minutes per day to burn the right fats and build lean body mass.

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You could also say that if you are considered slightly overweight by current standards this might actually be good for you if your body fat percentage is lower than 30 percent and your blood chemistry are normal then you would be ranked among those fat and fit people such as professional athletes.  Just eat smart, savvy, get plenty of fun exercise and remember most that not everyone’s body can look like the cover of the magazines on the newsstands but if you eat the right foods. And spread it out throughout the day and get plenty of exercise you will surely be ranked among those “fit” people.

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