Wednesday, January 6, 2010

More motivation

The NY Times had a good article on a study in Uppsala about being "fat, but fit." Essentially, it looked at a group of people they'd studied from age 50 and followed for 30 years. Those who were overweight and had metabolic syndrome, defined as:
A diagnosis of metabolic syndrome means that you suffer from three or more of these conditions: impaired ability to handle blood sugar, high blood pressure, elevated blood fats, low HDL (“good” cholesterol) and a large waist circumference.
Those with metabolic syndrom who were overweight had a much higher incidence of heart disease.

This article describes me (and I'm nearly 60, not 50), so it's even more important for me to move in the right direction.

Just more reasons for transformation . . .

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