“Skinny Fat” isn’t a fad name that’s caught on wildfire for nothing.

Skinny-fat is actually a state of health — a poor state of health that afflicts both women and men.

When body positive obese women point out that plenty of thin people have heart disease and suffer heart attacks, you can bet that these thin victims had skinny-fat bodies prior to the development of their heart condition.

Skinny-fat is NOT healthy. But neither is fat-fat.

A healthy fit body is lean-toned or lean-muscular.



Many very overweight women are quick to point out that “thin people can have heart attacks” and that “thin people die of stroke or get diabetes.”

What they fail to take into consideration is that a skinny-fat individual is at MUCH HIGHER risk of cardiovascular disease than is a lean-toned or lean-muscular person!

Who’s much more likely to suffer a heart attack or develop heart disease or a stroke? The lean hard body in the second image or the weak body in the first image?

Another failed consideration on the part of obese women is that smoking significantly adds to the risk of cardiovascular disease. And plenty of smokers are skinny!

Smoking has been proven to lead to coronary artery disease and congestive heart failure.

Whether you’re large, thin or in between somewhere, ask yourself if you know the difference between a low body fat percentage and “thin.”

As for obese women insisting that they are healthy because they are active, here’s an eye opener: Trim and Active Is Healthier than Fat and Active

Lorra Garrick is a former personal trainer certified through the American Council on Exercise. At Bally Total Fitness she trained women and men of all ages for fat loss, muscle building, fitness and improved health. 



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