Monday, June 29, 2009

Chubby People Live Longer. Yipeeeee!

It's true. A Japanese study confirms it. According to a 12 year study conducted by a Japanese health ministry team led by Tohoku University professor Ichiro Tsuji, chubby people at age 40 can expect to live up to seven years longer than skinny people.

Now that is a study I can go with.I was somewhere in my fifties when it came to my attention that I weighed 30 pounds more than I did at the age of 20, in spite of quite normal eating and exercise habits.

My efforts to lose weight soon made it clear to me that the only way I was going to get back my girlish figure was to spend two hours a day at the gym, have a tummy tuck and never again chow down on anything but salad, oats and groats. It was a sacrifice I was unwilling to make.

So here I am chubby, aging, and vindicated at last. I could not be happier. Yipeeee I'm going to live longer than all the skinny women I know and I haven't had to give up ice cream.

Thank you Professor Tsuji. We chubby people of the world think you are a god:-)


source: Newsmax.com

14 comments:

Flash said...

Hip, hip, hooray! I knew that if I stuck it out, my rounded self would be validated :)

solargroupies said...

all the more reason to work on those love handles!

JamaGenie said...

I wouldn't pass up a free tummy tuck, but nice to know I don't have to pass on ice cream! Yay!

pinkpackrat said...

LOL-- one study does not a trend make, but it is nice to have a change from all the stories about the dangers of obesity LOL

LdsNana said...

Now that's good news!

Frieda Babbley said...

Ha! Ha ha ha ha ha! This makes me feel like skipping!

pinkpackrat said...

Oh well, chubby or skinny none of us will live forever-- but the joy is in the journey, eh?

LondonGirl said...

My Granny used to say that after 50 you had to choose between your bottom and your face. You either had a slim bum and gaunt face, or nice face and a padded seat.

pinkpackrat said...

Your granny was right, unhappily:-) That said, there are other compensations to passing the half century mark that I wouldn't give up even for the body of a 20 year old.

Marie Reed said...

Pass the twinkies!!! This made my day!

LondonGirl said...

what is a twinkie?

pinkpackrat said...

Oh you poor deprived thing-- don't they have Twinkies in London? It is the ultimate in junkfood--total sugar, shelf life of 200 years and zero nutritional value but very tasty

LondonGirl said...

There may be some somewhere, but I've never come across them. Doesn't sound as if I've missed much!

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