WORKOUT: Aerobic 35; 2×20 Lunge Steps, 10 Back Ext.
Lean! To complement the common sense, intuitive, real world experience regarding carrying extra fat…(that it’s not so good)…more evidence:
Mingyang Song et al (2016)
“…we found that participants who remained heavy from age 5 to 50 had the highest risk of death,
…whereas those who maintained a stably lean body shape had the lowest mortality.
…even those who were lean in childhood or adolescence but gained weight in middle life were at higher risk of mortality.”
Sure, it’s still unknown whether it’s the adipose tissue itself or the co-relates (diabetes, heart disease, insulin resistance, etc) that cause early death.
And, lean doesn’t mean “not fat”…there’s good fat and bad fat.
…”We’re all familiar with white fat, the squishy stuff that bulges around our waists after a few too many doughnuts. But brown fat is more mysterious. It’s the good twin—it burns energy, produces heat, and may hold clues to combating obesity.”
…”Since lean people have more brown fat than obese people, the scientists suspected that brown fat might somehow play a role in gaining weight or in keeping it off.” (BU Today, 2014)