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An Epidemic of Obesity Myths
Fat people and exercise

"If fat people get fit, they accrue the health benefits of increased physical activity regardless of whether or not they lose body fat in the process."
-Professor Chris Riddoch, Department of Exercise & Health Sciences, University of Bristol, 2004

"…an overweight or obese person can have good cardiovascular health as long as he/she remains active and possesses a reasonable level of fitness."
-The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, 2000

"Adiposity [fatness] does not hinder the fitness response to exercise training in obese women."
-Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 2000

I'm thin so I must be healthy