It might be hard to hear, but the title here says it all. Staying aerobically fit while keeping fat on your body means you’re more likely to die a young death. Even people who can’t run three feet to save their lives but are nominally thin will statistically live longer.
WASHINGTON — We are all encouraged to exercise more, but it appears obesity is far more dangerous than a lack of physical fitness.
That is one of the findings of a massive Swedish study of 1,317,713 men in their late teens who were followed for an average of 29 years.
The Swedish researchers wanted to know whether there is a link between aerobic fitness in late adolescence and the risk of early death — and they were especially interested to see how a person’s weight fits into the equation. Read More