normal weight obesity

I read an interesting article from a local newspaper recently. It talked about how often times people within a normal weight range have too much body fat (for men 20 % and 30% or more for women). I think many people think that they are “safe” when they are within the healthy range, but this is not always the case. According to the Mayo clinic research referred to in the article “They defined normal weight obesity as a condition of having a normal body mass index (BMI) with high body fat percentage.” So, the real definition of obesity is excess body fat; making normal weight people with excess body fat at risk for metabolic abnormalities, diabetes and increased risk of heart disease.

I love this article because it emphasizes the importance of having a healthy body composition. It is important to keep our body fat in check and exercise to maintain muscle. Here’s the article

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Coach Lora Erickson is an Ironman All-World athlete and certified running and triathlon coach recently competing in the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Africa in 2018. Lora was born and raised in Colorado and was to run for the University and Utah & Utah State University where she obtained a degree in Community Health Education with duel minors in Chemistry and Nutrition. Coach Lora has a true passion for health promotion and loves to share her experiences. Learn more: About Coach Lora Erickson