Inactivity vs Obesity | United States | Obesity Problem

Inactivity vs ObesityOn the roving scale of things that may kill you, current thinking puts obesity somewhere between cigarettes and nukes.  It’s not a bad way of thinking; obesity has become an epidemic of sorts in the United States, and the health risks involved with it range from achy joints to premature death.  However, a recent study indicates that it’s inactivity, not obesity, that has the most detrimental impact on health.  Of course, obesity and inactivity are often correlated, but this study showed that obese people who were moderately active were more likely to outlive thin, inactive people.According to the study, people who walked about twenty minutes a day, regardless of BMI or body fat percentage, were more likely to live longer than people who didn’t walk as much.  This makes a certain degree of sense, as one of the primary causes of death is heart failure.  With exercise, even exercise as moderate and easy as walking for twenty minutes, you can strengthen the heart and decrease blood pressure.  That will keep your heart healthy.The upshot is this: exercising is better than not exercising, no matter what you look like.  The thinnest person in the world is likely to die sooner than an obese person if the obese person spends twenty minutes a day walking.The Art of Personal Training by Kisar Dhillon107 SE Washington StreetSuite 137Portland, Oregon 97214503-953-0241