Name: Middle-age spread.
Appearance: Doughy, wrinkled, overspilling.
You mean old and fat? It comes to us all, inevitably.
Speak for yourself. I just joined a gym and lost 50 pounds. You lost 50 pounds by going to the gym?
No, that’s how much I spent. I haven’t actually been inside the gym. That was also sort of inevitable.
I guess I’m just doomed to spend my later years being overweight and in ill-health. One or the other, maybe, but not necessarily both.
What does that mean? You might be genetically disposed toward favourable adiposity.
I see. What does that mean? It means you could be OK, provided your middle-age spread is spread right. According to a new study, some obese people are much healthier than others, depending on where they store fat.
Excerpted from The Guardian