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  • To live longer, is being fit more important than being slim?

  • There is a something named the "obesity paradox" - some studies show over-weight people live longer than their slimmer friends, easy to see why it is a bit controversial and does not get much publicity.

    A new lot of research may be lifting the lid on why this can happen, it is not impossible to be over-weight and fit and it is not impossible to be slim and un-fit.

    It appears that the hidden factor that underpins the "obesity paradox" is the level of fitness.

    If you are a little overweight but you are fit - you may well live longer than your slim, yet unfit, mates!

    It certainly re-enforces the Virtual-GastricBand Program requirement that you engage in at least 30min activity per day.

    You can read more here:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/fitness-plays-a-stronger-role-in-survival-than-weight_56436249e4b08cda3486dd45?a9lo9a4i