A risky combination: Healthy weight but unhealthy activity level

Many people think the only reason for regular exercise is that it helps you maintain a healthy weight. Not true. A sedentary lifestyle can cancel the potential heart benefits of weight control, according to a study published online by the American Journal of Cardiology

A risky combination: Healthy weight but unhealthy activity levelResearchers looked at five years’ worth of health survey responses and weight calculations from thousands of overweight and normal-weight people ages 40 to 79 who’d never had heart disease. Scientists noted the participants’ amount of abdominal fat, waist size, and self-reported amounts of physical activity, then calculated everyone’s cardiovascular disease risk. The results: 30% of […]