Goji Fan asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 1 month ago

Is a man healthy if he happens to be overweight but he is very strong and muscular with lower body fat (without drugs or steroids)?

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  • Andy C
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Weight is not a metric of health. 

  • DK52
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    What is "over weight" to you? 5 lbs or 80 lbs? 5 - 20 extra lbs is not going to harm most people.

    Being seriously over weight can causes health issue such as diabetes. The body has to work harder to carry extra weight, putting strain on the heart , muscles, bones, etc. With that said however, genes play a roll, existing conditions as well. Some of us can get away with extra weight at least for a long time. As we get older a few extra pounds can be a boon, for others it can cause problems. One has t monitor their own body and remember as one gets older the body changes and one must adjust accordingly to stay healthy.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Being overweight does not automatically mean being unhealthy. There is both a healthy large weight and an unhealthy large weight. For example, take a look at Sumo Wrestlers in Japan, they are a great example of being healthy at a large weight.

    However, most people that become overweight are considered to be of an unhealthy large weight. (Mostly people in North America and Europe)

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