I have been saying this for years now.
Not everyone can lose weight, but everyone can be fit!!
I feel like so many people work out for aesthetics rather than to exercise for performance and function (for daily life). When some people don’t get the “look” they give up and become sedentary or worse, result to surgical options.
My thought is that it is more important to be “metabollically” fit. Physical weight does not dictate whether we are healthy on the inside (for example, insulin resistance.)
You have many people who will achieve their goal weights with diet, but no exercise, and it doesn’t quite match up – you could be “technically” healthy according to the calculated BMI, but inside you could have a lot of visceral fat affecting your health metabollically leading to chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancers, and heart disease.
This is not to say that obesity does not contribute to chronic disease; but it does suggest that there are other factors at play and that the lack of physical activity seems to be contributing to the development of such diseases.
Bottom line: Move to be healthy – and you’ll be gorgeous inside and out!