Friday, March 4, 2011
Being overweight means you'll live longer!...at least longer than all those bony little runway models that you mistake for 13 year-olds (aka Keira Knightly). Now this doesn't mean if your 345lb and only able to bench press a Costco case of Twinkies your going to live longer than Methuselah. But a little bit of chub could just be the ticket for surviving the Proverbial winter.
In a Canadian study, thousands of subjects were studied over the course of 12 years to measure who would bite the big one first. Obviously the super chunks went down first, proving that code red Mountain Dew isn't the Elixir of Life. But surprisingly the subjects considered to be a healthy weight died second. That leaves the third group, the group Ive labeled as the "chubby bunnies", still cute but in a funny, truffle shuffle kinda way. The reason for the third group outliving the rest comes down to a thing called "stress tolerance". When your sick and under stress your body has fat reserves to feed off of so the rest of your body doesn't pay the price. So maybe instead of taking that evening run with a water and energy bar, you'll settle in for a nice evening of Jersey Shore and real beer.
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