Author/Blogger Argues that Obesity Isn't as Unhealthy as Inactivity

"Fitness in more important that fat." Maggie Mahar argues a number of points that obesity alone is not solely responsible for increased disease and higher health care costs. Her point is that simple activity can go a long ways towards reducing illness and disease. Maggie Mahar is a notable health care policy blogger as well as the former Health Fellow at The Century Foundation where she was editor of HealthBeat. She is the author of “Money-Driven Medicine: The Real Reason Health Care Costs So Much” (Harper Collins 2006)