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