Focus on fitness, not weight

December 6, 2011 at 3:31 PM Leave a comment

That’s right, shake ’em buns!

Rather than weighing ’em buns. What am I getting at? A lot of people, present company included, fret more about the number on the scale than we do about how fit we are. My weight’s stayed the same since I started running, and do I find that frustrating? Hellz yeah. Even though I’m obviously fitter (I sure don’t huff and puff as much as I used to and I’m much faster).

It’s how fit we are that may be as key (perhaps even more important) than our actual weight when it comes to lowering our mortality and heart disease risks, says a study conducted at the University of South Carolina School of Public Health. See, weight’s not necessarily a direct reflection of how fit we are (consider the muscle tone you gain when you become fitter, for example); you can read more about the study in the link above.

(the sign, btw, is one I photographed in Hong Kong this summer)

(and does anyone else have that Mystikal song stuck in their head now? Nope? Just me. OK.)


Entry filed under: Fitness Swellness, Healthy Swellness. Tags: , , , , , , , .

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