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(NYPost)   Fit fatties healthier than thin couch potatoes, so suck it skinny minnie. Suck it like I'll be sucking down the donuts while I'm on my treadmill   (nypost.com) divider line 218
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2007-12-05 08:53:09 AM  
Oh, word? Line forms to the right, fellas!
 
2007-12-05 09:28:51 AM  
Doesn't say anything about fit overweight people being as healthy as fit thin people.

Back to your diets, fatties.
 
2007-12-05 09:32:16 AM  
Zarkin Frood: Oh, word? Line forms to the right, fellas!

-gets popcorn
 
2007-12-05 10:06:22 AM  
Any look at a rugby club will confirm this.
 
2007-12-05 10:19:53 AM  
Fit 'overweight' people are usually weightlifters or other people engaged in physical sports (wrestlers, martial artists, footballers of the metric and standard varieties, etc). Muscle mass weighing more than blubber and all of that.
 
2007-12-05 10:44:12 AM  
I don't skinny dip, I chunky dunk
 
2007-12-05 10:44:26 AM  
Skwidd: Fit 'overweight' people are usually weightlifters or other people engaged in physical sports (wrestlers, martial artists, footballers of the metric and standard varieties, etc). Muscle mass weighing more than blubber and all of that.

Your face mom weighs more than blubber.
 
2007-12-05 10:45:09 AM  
I'm a skinny couch potato, so I'm really getting a kick out of these replies.
 
2007-12-05 10:45:48 AM  
How long did Bilbo Baggins live? He was fat.
 
2007-12-05 10:45:50 AM  
I've seen a few people who were much larger than I am out-jog me on a treadmill. It's a little embarrassing.
 
2007-12-05 10:46:47 AM  
I've noticed this odd thing where you see some hillbilly type people and they're either hugely obsese or frightening thin. Usually a giant woman with an emaciated man. Both look like they're unhealthy, but in two different extremes. I'm betting the heavy people would be in better shape under the fat since they have to have to muscle to carry their own weight around. The skeleton types, on the other hand, have no fat and no muscle. If food ever got scarce, their bodies would digest their own internal organs whereas the heavy people would just slim down.
 
2007-12-05 10:47:32 AM  
Vindicated. Excellent.
 
2007-12-05 10:49:41 AM  
Am I the only one who judges a person's health based on criteria OTHER than weight?

What about a healthy complexion, energetic movements, a brught and engaged gaze?

You know when you're looking at a healthy person, and they do come in a variety of sizes.
 
2007-12-05 10:49:56 AM  
PirateKing: I'm a skinny couch potato, so I'm really getting a kick out of these replies.

Hey I really dig your Morlock, by the way.
 
2007-12-05 10:50:14 AM  
bulok: I don't skinny dip, I chunky dunk


You and me both!!


Also a fan of Chubby Sex...
www.ussvictoria.co.uk
 
2007-12-05 10:50:34 AM  
OptimistPrime: What about a healthy complexion, energetic movements, a brught and engaged gaze?

You must have been a kick-ass dungeon master.
 
2007-12-05 10:50:42 AM  
obvious tag is conspicuous in its absence.
 
2007-12-05 10:51:07 AM  
lolfat thread!!!!

There goes my morning.

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2007-12-05 10:51:08 AM  
Yeah, still don't want to see you in a swim suit and it just means you're gonna have longer to hate yourself.


/I keed, I keed
//As long as you're happy who cares
///But don't try wearing baby Ts if you got the muffin top effect going on.
 
2007-12-05 10:52:06 AM  
Either category can suck me. I'm not picky.
 
2007-12-05 10:52:26 AM  
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2007-12-05 10:52:50 AM  
What are the odds that subby typed in that headline using some form of dialing wand, and is now sweating profusely because of the effort?
 
2007-12-05 10:54:15 AM  
While I can appreciate the truth in this study, how many 300lb whales do you think are going to use this study as an excuse? Slurring out the words "I'm healthy, I walked to Micky D's last week" through their fatty, flabby cheeks, in between slices of a triple-cheese pizza that they eat in three bites.
 
2007-12-05 10:54:36 AM  
What standards did they use? BMI? You can wipe your ass with BMI. I'm obese according to the BMI scale and I jog and weight-lift regularly, not fat at all. Yeah, yeah, the BMI charts always have a little asterisk on the bottom saying "This system invalid for people with a significant amount of muscle or varying body types, etc." which should just show you what malarky it is in the first place.

I call B.S. on this study. 60 is not old, first of all. Second of all, try looking for overweight old (really old) people the next time you go to a nursing home. You'll see all skeletons, skinny as a rail.
 
2007-12-05 10:54:45 AM  
Car_Ramrod: What are the odds that subby typed in that headline using some form of dialing wand, and is now sweating profusely because of the effort?

He sure mashes the keyboard well.
 
2007-12-05 10:54:54 AM  
At my old company, during the 17 years I worked there, 3 people had died at work. All 3 were working out in the gym. That's why I never go to a gym. Never saw a single person drop dead in front of the snack machine.
 
2007-12-05 10:55:04 AM  
djZorbof

I've noticed skinnier people get freaked out when I out-jog them on the treadmill.
 
2007-12-05 10:55:09 AM  
Fair enough. I know some lanky guys who could stand a few days of hiking.
 
2007-12-05 10:55:53 AM  
You know who else was in favor of physical fitness.
 
2007-12-05 10:56:13 AM  
I'm overweight and somewhat fit. I routinely go for 30-50 miles bicycle rides. I life weights, etc.

I can outride people half my size.
 
2007-12-05 10:56:16 AM  
The "skinny-fat" person, who might be at a healthy weight but carries a large amount of body fat is probably less healthy than a slightly larger person who exercises regularly.

But I wouldn't extrapolate this too far - after a point, that weight is more harmful no matter what.
 
2007-12-05 10:57:00 AM  
Can'tLetYouDoThatStarFox: What standards did they use? BMI? You can wipe your ass with BMI. I'm obese according to the BMI scale and I jog and weight-lift regularly, not fat at all. Yeah, yeah, the BMI charts always have a little asterisk on the bottom saying "This system invalid for people with a significant amount of muscle or varying body types, etc." which should just show you what malarky it is in the first place.

I call B.S. on this study. 60 is not old, first of all. Second of all, try looking for overweight old (really old) people the next time you go to a nursing home. You'll see all skeletons, skinny as a rail.



Because you are in the minority (I am too) the entire system is invalid. I dont think so. It is far from perfect, but it works for an awful lot of people.

It is a good enough system that is simple. It is a starting place that will work for many people. Those that question the results will probably have some basis and realize they are in the small minority it does not work for.
 
2007-12-05 10:57:07 AM  
In other news, people who exercise reportedly healthier than people who don't.
 
2007-12-05 10:57:12 AM  
They aren't talking about obese people being healthy if they're fit - they're talking about people carrying an extra 15-20 pounds of fat. And they're also talking about people that eat a healthy diet - not buckets of doughnuts.

Note that for many guys, attractive and healthy aren't compatible anyway. There's no way that a bag of antlers is healthy. Hot maybe, but not healthy.
 
2007-12-05 10:57:42 AM  
This: While I can appreciate the truth in this study, how many 300lb whales do you think are going to use this study as an excuse? Slurring out the words "I'm healthy, I walked to Micky D's last week" through their fatty, flabby cheeks, in between slices of a triple-cheese pizza that they eat in three bites.

At least one...

/Likes pepperoni on his pizza.
 
2007-12-05 10:58:09 AM  
NightOwl2255: At my old company, during the 17 years I worked there, 3 people had died at work. All 3 were working out in the gym. That's why I never go to a gym. Never saw a single person drop dead in front of the snack machine.

Oh come on...there's always that guy who tried to shake the snack machine and it falls and kills him.

/be more careful with your snack-stealing
 
2007-12-05 10:59:06 AM  
Rational Exuberance: The "skinny-fat" person, who might be at a healthy weight but carries a large amount of body fat is probably less healthy than a slightly larger person who exercises regularly.

But I wouldn't extrapolate this too far - after a point, that weight is more harmful no matter what.


Agreed. Oh and THIS.

A healthy cardiovascular system etc is better than just being skinny.
 
2007-12-05 10:59:11 AM  
This: While I can appreciate the truth in this study, how many 300lb whales do you think are going to use this study as an excuse? Slurring out the words "I'm healthy, I walked to Micky D's last week" through their fatty, flabby cheeks, in between slices of a triple-cheese pizza that they eat in three bites.

I don't think they're talking about the 300lb ones.

I'm 5'11", 225lbs, and am overweight. However, I have no problem jogging 4 miles on the treadmill in under 40 minutes. I've played lacrosse all my life, but I just never seem to be able to lose the weight even with a great diet. Watching my intake, no fast food, no junk food, no soda, no candy, etc.
 
2007-12-05 11:00:12 AM  
what about the guys that smoke 2 packs a day, eat greasy hamburgers, and drink a fifth a day...and are lean as a pole.
just cause your skinny doesnt mean you won't die of a massive heart attack.

three years ago my old man had an emergency double bypass and he runs 7-10 marathons a year. it was because of heredity, there was a calcium build up in his artery to his heart.

so the gist is---if your skinny and not healthy you will die.
if you fat and unhealthy you will die.
if your in shape and have crappy genetics you will die
if your in shape with good genetics you will also die

/the supreme optimist.
 
2007-12-05 11:01:22 AM  
joness0154: This: While I can appreciate the truth in this study, how many 300lb whales do you think are going to use this study as an excuse? Slurring out the words "I'm healthy, I walked to Micky D's last week" through their fatty, flabby cheeks, in between slices of a triple-cheese pizza that they eat in three bites.

I don't think they're talking about the 300lb ones.

I'm 5'11", 225lbs, and am overweight. However, I have no problem jogging 4 miles on the treadmill in under 40 minutes. I've played lacrosse all my life, but I just never seem to be able to lose the weight even with a great diet. Watching my intake, no fast food, no junk food, no soda, no candy, etc.


<------------------- the point

joness0154
 
2007-12-05 11:01:29 AM  
I have a BMI of 22 so I'm really getting a kick...
 
2007-12-05 11:03:31 AM  
Zarkin Frood: I have a BMI of 22 so I'm really getting a kick...

I imagine it would increase after I mounted ya...
 
2007-12-05 11:03:37 AM  
joness0154: I'm 5'11", 225lbs, and am overweight. However, I have no problem jogging 4 miles on the treadmill in under 40 minutes. I've played lacrosse all my life, but I just never seem to be able to lose the weight even with a great diet. Watching my intake, no fast food, no junk food, no soda, no candy, etc.


Same here, but I'm only 5'8", 215 lbs. Been that way most of my life. I was up to 225 when I was in the army and was routinely tagged as "overweight" until they did the BMI tests and I was in the low teens. That said, I still work out 3-4 times a week, drink beer, watch what I eat, smoke the occasional stogie and play pickup hockey on the weekends. BMI is about 20, and the cholesterol is 178.
 
2007-12-05 11:04:08 AM  
before you comment, please put a full body self pic in profile
 
2007-12-05 11:04:23 AM  
This is true for me, (I'm pretty thin and don't work out much) but I can get into top form in like two weeks of cardio stuff. It's not a good long-term strategy, but for those few weeks before beach season, it's good to know I don't have pounds of fat to burn off.
 
2007-12-05 11:04:42 AM  

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You'll never have a hubby if you're a chubby


FORSAKE THE CAKE

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2007-12-05 11:04:48 AM  
Agnosto: I'm overweight and somewhat fit. I routinely go for 30-50 miles bicycle rides. I life weights, etc.

I can outride people half my size.


I'm slightly overweight, but it's always amazing to see people with a serious gut fly by me on the trails like I'm standing still...and I don't exactly keep a slow pace (~15mph average).

Here I am, trying to slim down and hoping I can one day be as quick on the trails as people that look to weigh 50 pounds more than me.
 
2007-12-05 11:05:44 AM  
A huge component of the problem is visceral fat; you can be well within the norms for weight, but if you're packing a gut as part of it, you're not out of the woods. Not to Ric Romero it, but weight, and by extension BMI, is largely useless as a stand-alone indicator.

/Body Fat Percentage and fitness performance measures FTW.
 
2007-12-05 11:06:15 AM  
ScottMpls: Same here, but I'm only 5'8", 215 lbs. Been that way most of my life. I was up to 225 when I was in the army and was routinely tagged as "overweight" until they did the BMI tests and I was in the low teens. That said, I still work out 3-4 times a week, drink beer, watch what I eat, smoke the occasional stogie and play pickup hockey on the weekends. BMI is about 20, and the cholesterol is 178.

You might want to check the math there...5'8, 215lbs is a BMI of 32, not 20. Not that it's all that important, but to be in a health range for BMI would mean for you to get down to 165lbs.
 
2007-12-05 11:06:45 AM  
Zarkin Frood
I have a BMI of 22 so I'm really getting a kick...

Hey there big momma, how you doin'?
 
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