There is a misconception that if you are overweight then you must be unhealthy and vice versa. However, in reality it is less about the number on the scale and more about the type of weight being carried and how your weight is distributed. A person who eats a lot of sugars and processed foods could still have a low calorie intake and do excessive cardio to achieve a healthy body weight. However a diet on unhealthy food leads to fat storage, which can lead to cardiovascular problems, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes. These issues can result from the fat being stored near major organs such as the heart.
Ways to to improve health include eating a healthier diet, eliminating foods that are processed and high in sugars and increasing calorie intake with foods that have substance such as, protein and vegetables. Exercise such as weight training can help fight “skinny fat” because this will decrease body fat percentage while increasing muscle mass. Many of the tips given to help with obesity can also be useful for people who are thin and suffer from high body fat percentage, helping to eliminate major health concerns and lead to a better life.