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