Turns out, that being obese isn’t necessarily a bad thing. In a new study, overweight and obese people were found to be at no greater risk of developing or dying from heart disease or cancer, compared with normal-weight people, as long as they were metabolically fit despite their excess weight. Read Some Fitness Tips here to know more about it.
6 Reasons why fitness may be a better goal to pursue than weight loss.
1. Getting fit is more fun than being on a diet.
The biggest difference between getting fit and losing weight is that when you get fit you become More. When you lose weight you focus on less and most people associate this with restriction.
But generally, it’s easier to start exercising and eating healthy, rather than to focus on restricting yourself, losing weight, and then making sure you don’t get that weight back.
2. We’d have fewer obese people.
If our society paid more attention to fitness rather than weight loss, we’d have fewer obesity incidents.
3. It’d be easier to lose weight because people would be exercising.
Getting fit makes weight loss easier. Plus, you’re more likely to NOT gain the weight back.
4. Society is biased against fat people.
Generally, people think that fat by default means unhealthy, even though in many cases that could not be the truth. But if we stopped obsessing about weight loss, we’d get involved in more conversations about physical activity rather than the extra pounds we gained and how to lose them quickly.
5. Fat people would be healthier.
Even if overweight people don’t lose weight, they’d get all the protective benefits of exercise.
6. We’d have fewer eating disorders.
If weight loss stops being the holy grail, then why do you need to starve yourself and risk an eating disorder?