It’s generally assumed that skinny people are healthy people, but new evidence suggests that skinny people may be even more at risk for heart disease than overweight people. This is because slim people may be storing their fat around their vital organs, so their fat is not present around their skin where it’s noticeable. When these people diet, they often just limit their food intake rather than exercise which doesn’t do anything about the dangerous fat that they have stored. Also, because of their healthy physique, they are not targeted by doctors to correct the problem before it begins to hurt the patient.

Because of this finding, exercise may play a big impact in weight loss fads. Today, many weight loss programs have more to do with what you are eating than how you are burning off what you eat. The top four weight loss books right now include “The Best Life Diet,” “Eat, Drink, & Weigh Less,” “You: On a Diet,” and “The Abs Diet.” The only one of these books that truly pushed a strict exercise routine was “The Abs Diet,” but at the same time, experts criticized it for pushing whey supplements.

It is estimated that about 41 percent of Americans are trying to lose weight, and 63 percent have dieted at some point in their lives. About two-thirds of those looking to lose weight do it on their own, 16 percent are enrolled in free weight-loss programs, and 8 percent have signed up for paid programs. If they don’t have the correct information to lead them in the right direction, it could inhibit their weight loss success, showing why so many diets fail. Doctors recommend that when dieting, 60 to 90 minutes of exercise per day is necessary for positive results, even for those who think they’re shedding vanity pounds because really, they will be shedding life threatening fat.

For related articles, visit and

Be Sociable, Share!