You’re better off skinny and out of shape than fit and fat

This is the time when everybody rushes to the gym, for first six weeks of the year. Something important to think about:

Men who weighed in in the normal range, regardless of their fitness level, appeared to have a lower risk of death as compared to those who were obese but fit (in the highest quarter of aerobic fitness).  Even more striking: the beneficial effect of high aerobic fitness appeared to be reduced with increased obesity. In fact, those at the most extreme in terms of obesity did not see a benefit at all from aerobic fitness. [link]

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