Some people are obsessed with their weight as if it is the most important for their overall health! Terms like Obese, Obesity, Corpulent, Adiposita, Fat etc. are used to describe this common issue.

Are people overweight really? What is “FAT” and what is being “Overweight”?

How much you weigh on the scale is the least indicator of your fitness levels! For instance, Heavyweight boxers are incredibly heavy and fit in their sport. They have trained and conditioned their muscles for endurance, strength, power, and coordination. Yet they weigh Boxers who weigh over 200 pounds (14 st 4 lb, 90 kg) are considered heavyweights by the major professional boxing organizations: the International Boxing Federation, the World Boxing Association, the World Boxing Council, and the World Boxing Organization. The maximum weight for a cruiserweight is 200 pounds.

Fact: Muscles weigh more than fat. The more muscles you have either from your genetical inheritance or training in the gym, the heavier you will be on the scale.

Too much muscle is unhealthy because of the extra work the heart has to do to pump blood, nutrients throughout the body. Too little muscle is no good either!

Fat is a stored form of energy for the body. Fat helps to insulate and keep the body warm (Not to confuse with cholesterol which is a form of fat that can clog the arteries and cause heart problems) Mostly maligned, cholesterol is a form of protection for the arteries due to too many acids in the bloodstream)

Your body composition ( percentage of muscle tissue, bones, water) all determine how much you weigh at certain times of the day. You may weigh a kilo less in the morning and find you weigh a kilo more in the evening especially if you drank lots of water and ate salty food.

Stop watching your weight and get an overall check-up to get a fair idea of where your fitness levels really are.

Before you decide to start a fitness program find the free Guide here on this site that will give you an idea of how to start when you measure/asses your fitness before you start on a fitness program.


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