Basically, it's that concept of being "skinny fat": Physiologically, people of Asian descent are either more likely to be “apple-shaped,” or their excess fat may be packed between and around the organs. Abdominal, or visceral, fat has been linked to obesity-related health risks like heart disease, type 2 diabetes and inflammatory diseases.
“It’s true that you really don’t see Asians that are morbidly obese, but you don’t have to be morbidly obese to have some of these complications,” Kim says.
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Yes, I have heard this term a lot over the past couple of years. It makes complete sense once you know what it means (being "skinny" or "slim" yet not being fit and kind of flabby).
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10/7/13 6:54 A
well, KJ...Captain Kirk didn't mind lovin' on the green women
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10/6/13 4:11 P
Skinny fat is a term for a person who is a normal weight, but carries a higher percentage of body fat because they are sedentary. It's sort of like being fit and fat. A person can be fit if they exercise regularly, but overweight if they aren't watching what they eat.
I've been both at different times of my life. When I was at my thinnest, I too couldn't do a push up if my life depended it. I wore a size 5, but I was flabby because I didn't exercise. When I weighed over 200 pounds, I could do push ups and jumping jacks. I was fit, but because I wasn't eating right, I was fat.
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10/6/13 3:43 P
I'd never thought of it that way, but can think of a lot of people who are very thin, but not fit
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