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I KNEW IT! "Fitness may lower cardiovascular death risk"

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

You MUST read this news article here on SparkPeople.

This is based on an 11 year study of 14,000 middle aged men! Those you maintained a fit life-style, although overweight, increased their odds by 30%...and those who INCREASED their fitness levels increased their odds by 40% !!

WooHoo! SEE? We shouldn't rely on the scales. It IS NOT a measurement of our health. And this article also indicated that BMIs are unreliable. It does not take into consideration the composition of each persons body...we are all so different, not just height and weight numbers.
SO get out there and move your booty!! Have fun and enjoy life! Gotta love it!!
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    I have never *relied* on BMI. I wrote a blog a while back describing this person I once knew at a gym, ages ago. He was fit fit fit, with a low body fat %, trim as could be. He was the 1st one that made me question BMI's. He told me if he took his weight and height on the BMI chart, he was obese...obese! Haaa, 5% body fat and obese. Anyways...

    it is just another tool to use for health and when I look at my BMI range, the higher end is definitely attainableII'm sooo close). But I have also been using my measurements, the scale, how long I can comfortably run for etc. All these things together equal getting healthier.

    Thanks for the snowflake :) You mentioned your hubby driving the *Blues*-what is that, just wondering.

    Have a wonderful Friday!
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    I'm just prayin' for the ability to be able to exercise.
    3414 days ago
    How much more do I get if I shake the whole thing, not just the booty? emoticon Just kiddin' .... That IS great news!
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    That article was really interesting! And Encouraging!
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