During the last six months Ila has been going
through a lot of stress, and suffering from anxiety.
Her mother was seriously ill and dying, and her
marriage was falling apart.
It was impossible for her to sleep at nights any
more, and during the days she was struggling
to get by and survive.
Her one and only consolation was food.
Utterly confused she kept on eating …… eating
anything, especially sweets — and the weight
was piling on.
“ It’s so unbelievable how much food I can eat
in a day “ she thought one evening.
She started feeling ashamed of herself, and awfully
guilty for eating so much.
Then suddenly she realized that there were many
advantages being overweight.
For starters, she felt protected, and not so vulnerable,
defenseless and exposed any more.
In human history, being fat was always a sign
of prosperity and affluence.
Nowadays, being fat is considered a great health
But latest research reveals that being moderately
overweight is useful and beneficial for you in
According to these latest studies, although being
highly overweight or obese you are at a higher risk
of developing certain chronic diseases, at the same
time, being moderately overweight you will
enjoy a longer life.
It all comes down to your genetic make-up, how
much physically active you are in your daily life,
your diet habits, and certainly it depends on your
overall lifestyle, how healthy or unhealthy it is.
It is a common belief among medical professionals
that being overweight can protect you against a
number of serious diseases.
It can also provide you with extra energy during
In general, having an excess of fat cells in the
body enhances longevity.
There are numerous health enhancements you
will enjoy if you are moderately overweight.
Some of the most unexpected benefits are the
a) Stronger Immune System
Fat around the various body organs interacts
and aids the immune system’s response.
Damaged tissue is repaired rapidly and
b) Faster Recovery Time
When you are ill your body needs much more
energy to rebuild and cure.
Fat tissue provides the extra energy needed
to recover as quickly as possible.
c) Protection Against Senility
Being overweight will defend against any mental
disorders and brain deterioration.
d) Alleviation Of Arthritis
Abdominal fat helps prevent the onset and
consequent attacks of chronic arthritis.
e) Delayed Ejaculation For Men
Abdominal fat carries female hormones that
inhibit the male orgasm, giving you an extra
eight ( 8 ) minutes.
f) Overall Body Protection
Excess fat around the body will cushion and
support all important organs in the event of
Having extra fat around the body is much more
important for older adults.
Plentiful studies during the last years have revealed
that being overweight after the age of fifty (50 ),
offers serious protective effects against all
Also, being overweight is particularly beneficial
and guarding against any bone problems, as well as
assisting with better recovery should any health
In addition, if you are a menopausal woman,
if you have excess fat all over your body, you will also
have higher levels of estrogen circulating in your
blood; because estrogen is produced and stored
in the fat tissue.
This can be advantageous in the alleviation,
relief and delay of the menopausal symptoms.
Therefore, for any person above the age of fifty
it is absolutely crucial not to restrict his/her
nutrition in any way in order to lose weight;
because keeping your weight up, you will definitely
increase your chances for a healthier and
Weight loss after that age signifies the general
decline of the individual.
Body Mass Index
BMI between 25 and 35 = Low Mortality
BMI < 25 = Higher Mortality
BMI > 35 = Higher Mortality
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