Thursday, May 5, 2011

Thursday Tips: Thin or Active?

Are you trying to get healthy?

Is your primary goal to be thin or to be active?

Studies indicate that it's better to focus more on active than thin.  In a recent study, an inactive person's risk of heart disease was always higher regardless of their BMI. The inactive peoples' habits have a tendency to grow their waistlines, and while they may have a "healthy" BMI, their risk of heart disease increases.

It serves as a reminder that no one measurement can give you a perfect picture of your health, and we should all strive to use more than just a number on a scale (or our BMI) to decide whether we're healthy.

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