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Inhaltsangabe: Fat can be fitl This is the first paperback edition of BIG FAT LIES which was published in hardcover by Fawcett Columbine in 1996 and has been unavailable for several years. Here's proof that people can be overweight and still be fit and healthy. Gaesser, an exercise physiologist, presents scientific evidence that there are benefits to body fat. Optimal health and fitness are the results of light daily exercise and a complex - carbohydrate eating plan that aims for an average of 20 percent fat. Authoritative, clearly-written, and crucial reading for anyone who wants to take concrete steps towards improving their health, no matter what their size. "A thorough and compelling synthesis of the medical literature that challenges the common beliefs that "thin is best" and "weight loss improves health".

Rezension: If you've ever looked at height-weight tables in your doctor's office or calculated your body-mass index from a formula in a fitness magazine, and realized that you're technically overweight, this book is for you. Not only does it expose the highly flawed methodology used to calculate those ideals, it also argues that you can be fit at any weight. In fact, the author asserts, being heavier is actually better for you in some ways: statistically, you have a better chance of living a longer life if you're both active and on the heavy side. But there's the rub: being heavy in itself is no virtue. Exercise and healthful eating are still the keys to vitality and longevity. It's just that weight control has been unrealistically foisted upon us by the insurance and fashion industries, making us miserably concerned with girth when there's often no need for worry.

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ISBN 10: 0936077425 ISBN 13: 9780936077420
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Buchbeschreibung Gürze Books, 2002. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Akzeptabel. 320 Seiten 18722 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 431. Artikel-Nr. 26074

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