In this episode you’ll learn Do I need to workout – Can I be fat and healthy – Intermittent fasting and workouts, plus…
- What the good and bad definitions of health are.
- How to know what healthy body fat is for you.
- Where to focus your time and energy with intermittent fasting.
- How to get your questions answered on the show.
- And much, much more.
Do you need to workout to be healthy and lose weight?
By the standard definitions of “health” by most doctors, you do not need to exercise to be “healthy”. But here’s the rub.. what is health?
Most doctors will consider health as being without disease.
So, if you’re asking if you need to exercise to be without disease… the answer is no, you do not need to exercise to be without disease (in most cases).
That being said, here at allaroundjoe, we think that definition of health blows big time!
The question you should be asking is – can you be as healthy as possible without exercising? And the answer to that questions is a big… hell no!
Can I be fat and healthy – Is it possible to be overweight and healthy?
What is overweight?
There are all kind of measures of what “overweight is”. BMI (height to weight), body fat testing, general media trends, or your doctors opinion (Stacy’s example).
Your personal healthy body fat level is going to be essential. I believe that is around 8-10% body fat for men, and 13-17% body fat for women. But please note, everyone has different genetics, and the optimal body fat level for you could be slightly different.
The big thing to consider is, how much added stress is extra body fat putting onto you body… There’s a high probablity that if you are over those body fat percentages (listed) above, then you’re body isn’t as healthy order online strattera as it could be, and you’re putting undue amounts of stress on your body.
Is the BMI metric accurate? For people working out… 100%, NO!
In fact, I have a hard time listening to any doctor that believes it is accurate.
If I am intermittent fasting and have a work out at night, should I still eat afterwards, even though it is after my eating window?
Intermittent fasting is most commonly considered not eating (or fasting) for 14 to 16 hours, so if you eat (or break your fast) within that time frame, you are not intermittent fasting.
If your number 1 goal is fat loss, you should wait to eat. If your number 1 goal is performance, you should eat and break the fast.
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