Can I get fat and fit at the same time? Weighing experts

Thoughts about losing weight are embedded in myths. Since the idea that dieting is the only way to lose weight to the idea that weight loss and fat loss are the same thing These weight loss myths make it difficult to understand what they really are! In this reference there is an idea that people think is true: you can be fat and fit at the same time! If you want to know if it’s true, let’s go check it out!

Can a person be both fit and fat?

You might conclude that some people are unhealthy if they are overweight. But is it possible for you to be both fat and fit? The most important thing is that you understand what “fit” and “overweight” mean in terms of your health.

To understand this in detail, Health Shots contacted Dr Asha Hiremath, Consultant – Obstetrician, Gynecologist and Endoscopy, Indira Nagar Maternity Hospital, Bengaluru.

She said, “You can be fit and overweight at the same time. in evaluating this You need to understand the role of body mass index (BMI).

The importance of BMI to your health

BMI is the result of dividing a person’s weight in kilograms by their height in meters (or feet) squared. According to Dr Hiremath, fat mass estimates based on your weight and height determine how much you’re fat. Have a strong body?

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Know your weight status with BMI. Image Courtesy: Shutterstock

Therefore, those with a BMI below 25 are considered normal and healthy. Overweight people have a BMI of 25 to 30, while obese people have a BMI of 30 or higher, which puts them at risk for a number of health problems. Here’s how to calculate your BMI! When you’re done calculating You will know if you are overweight or not.

The question to ask is, are you healthy if you are overweight?

The problem with knowing this is that a person’s health cannot be fully measured by BMI. This is for two reasons:

  • Lean Muscle Mass and Gender Fat content (women have more fat than men) is not taken into account in this method.
  • The amount of lean tissue (muscle, bone and organs) and fat you have is not taken into account. And it doesn’t take into account your body composition. This measures how much fat you have in relation to the rest of your body.

This means that we cannot use BMI alone to paint a picture of an individual’s healthy or unhealthy health. because the person is different Two people with the same BMI may have completely different physical characteristics.

Read more: Being overweight is not the same as being obese! find out more

Fat and fit with this condition!

You can be overweight and fit at the same time. According to the 1998 National Institutes of Health Clinical Study Guidelines for the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults.

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Check your fitness level. Image Courtesy: Adobe Stock

Studies indicate that people who are overweight are considered healthy if their waist size is less than 40 inches for men and 35 inches for women. and without two or more of the following conditions:

  • high blood pressure
  • high blood sugar
  • high cholesterol

The guidelines further explain that people who are overweight should not gain weight. He/she should try to lose weight to avoid the risk.
The advice goes on to say that people who are overweight should aim to lose weight rather than gain weight to reduce their risk.

Read more: Losing weight vs losing fat, what’s the difference? What’s better?

Can being overweight make you fit harder?

in your fitness journey. Being overweight has become a challenge. This is especially true for high-intensity exercise and cardiovascular training. However, it does not prevent anyone from improving their fitness level and health. Being overweight can be addressed by improving nutrition and exercising regularly, taking into account your individual weight. This can result in improved performance, regardless of how much weight a person begins to gain. That long-term results will start to show if you stay consistent, says Dr Hiremath.

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