Tuesday, January 26, 2010

normal wt obesity

it sounds paradoxical but those in the exercise/fitness field know it's there: people whose wt and whose BMI are normal, or even low, but are obese...by body fat standards. we've all heard about muscled athletes whose BMIs are high because their wt is hi relative to their height. so we should not be surprised to hear that there are many who fit the contrary formula of low wt/hi body fat. there are two basic formulae to alter this ratio: lose body fat or gain muscle mass. for men, either is relatively easy, even as we age. for women, it's much harder to do the latter and much slower to see the former. best advice i could give is: start young, get control of your wt now, and don't put it off any longer. too late for many, maybe most, but never too late to start. read on:

http://online.wsj.com/article_email/SB20001424052748704762904575025313433081780-lMyQjAyMTAwMDIwNjEyNDYyWj.html

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Dr.Irv