Fat but Fit – Fact or fiction? - Gymophobics

Fat but Fit – Fact or fiction?

Latest figures from the Health Survey for England (an official report that monitors the nation’s Health) reports that 25.9 percent of adults are obese and a further 37.0 percent are overweight.

Many overweight people believe that it is possible to be ‘Fat but Fit’ but obesity is a risk that you cannot afford to take as excess fat cells create chronic damaging inflammation.

A recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology looked at the health records of 3.5 million patients and found that over five and a half years, obese individuals had a 49 per cent higher risk of heart disease and a 96 percent increased risk of heart failure compared with people of normal weight.