We're not picking on people who are naturally thin (bless you), but more so giving a wake-up call for everyone, that just because you're naturally thin, does not automatically mean you're healthy. You don't get a free pass to load your body with all sorts of junk. For those that are overweight and think you can just starve yourself to lose weight - that's not healthy either!
Why visceral fat is dangerous.
If you don't exercise and eat properly, you will have higher amounts of visceral fat within your body. It's found deep within your abdomen, surrounding your internal organs. Men and women who have a body mass index (BMI) that falls within a "normal" range, can still be at an increased risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes and certain cancers because of excess visceral fat.
Your BMI does not tell the whole story.
BMI while a great tool, does not measure body fat. Neither does a scale. Muscle mass weighs more than fat, which means many athletes can technically be labeled obese on a BMI scale. A better way to assess your risk for many diseases, is along with BMI and the number on a scale, measure your waistline, cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar. Your risk for developing heart disease and diabetes, increases when your waist circumference is bigger than 35 inches for women, and 40 inches for men.
From flabby to fit.
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