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Working Out But Still Not Fit?

Many people have asked if they are considered healthy if they work out regularly even though they are still overweight.


To clarify, you can be overweight and still be fit. Problems come into play when the cause of being overweight is due to fat and not muscle. If you exercise and your extra weight is fat, you are at increased risk of having Type 2 diabetes, cancer and strokes.

Definitely do not get discouraged and stop exercising. Overweight folks are still benefiting from working out, they just need to start focusing on actually losing weight for good. This means a healthy diet should also be incorporated with any exercise programs.

Fit's Tip: Don't let the scale rule your life. Thin people can still be at risk for heart disease, especially if they smoke or eat a diet high in saturated fats.

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