‘your fat has a brain… and it’s trying to kill you’


excellent and enlightening article in Outside Magazine from last March, explaining just how fat works and affects the body.

it’s kinda scary – but luckily there is a way to combat it. and yup, you guessed it, cranking it is the way…

here’s an excerpt:

‘Just as fat was long thought to be neutral, muscle was considered a passive organ that did what the brain told it to do. But muscle is now known to be one of the most dynamic systems in the body; when it contracts, it undergoes huge changes at the cellular level. And its mortal enemy is fat.In any sedentary, inactive person—including people who aren’t actually obese—fat invades the muscles, slipping in between muscle fibers like the marbling in Wagyu beef. Worse, fat infiltrates individual muscle cells in the form of lipid droplets that make the cells sluggish.’

read Bill Gifford’s article here.

Author: Lee Rodgers

Cycling coach, race organiser, former professional cyclist and the original CrankPunk.

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