When it comes to living a long and healthy life, a meta-analysis of mortality studies finds that being physically active, no matter what your weight, trumps being thin and unfit. Researchers at Middle Tennessee State University, led by exercise scientist Vaughn Barry, Ph.D., examined 10 past studies that recorded information about participants' body mass indexes and fitness levels.
Try to remember that every individual is different. Different metabolisms, different numbers of muscle cells, brain cells, fat cells, etc... and that there are different body types and sizes, much of it we now know is... more » 11-29-2013 7:07am
It seems like such a contradiction to be thin and unfit or overweight and fit. You would think that being active would eventually lead to weight loss. I guess that's where those pesky genes and hormones come into the picture! 11-28-2013 5:17pm