A report by the Journal of American Medical Association states that overweight people actually live longer than normal-weight people.

Now ain’t that news. In fact, doctors have now got to rethink what ‘ideal weight’ means.

So the next time someone tries to sell you a gym membership with the whole ‘lose weight gain life’ pitch, you can tell them that they are outright liars. If this doesn’t make weight loss programs more about vanity than anything else, I don’t know what does.

Of course, there is such a thing as being TOO overweight.

Read this op-ed piece at New York Times. You will need to register.

Gain weight, gain life. Now we’re talkin’.