Saturday, November 15, 2008

Thinking About Health

Too much of a good thing.
As most of us have well noticed. People are fat! Yea, they're really, really fat haha. People just don't seem to care about it either. Too much fat leads to health problems which can include hypertension, poor blood sugar regulation, heart disease, certain cancers, gallstones, arthritis and lower back aches. People with increasing Adipose tissue (fat tissue) have a higher risk for health problems than people who are only slightly fat. But the health effects of excess fat depend on several important factors besides quantity of adipose tissue.
Family medical history
Excess body fas is really risky for people who have already developed fat-related health problems, or who have a family history of these disorders. On the other hand, people over 70 years old may benefit from a little extra fat tissue. Many health professionals recommend an extra 10 or 15 pounds for people over 70 to help them resist wasting away if the become ill.
Beware of the deadly sins:gluttony and sloth :D
people with a moderate amount of excess adipose tissue who eat a health diet and exercise regularly have health risks similar to those of the leaner body shape. So in other words the health risks seen in overweight people may be caused by poor health habits (too much food, too much alcohol, or too little exercise) rather than by the presence of excess fat. So do a little exercise, stop eating KFC and try not to party too much.

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