Decades ago being "thin" was all any one talked or thought exercise was for. Now the more correct term " fit:" is preferred. But is it true you can be fit and over weight at the same time.This is a hotly debated question.
Lets look at the medical statistics for the BMI chart, used by all medical professionals. If we use this chart to make the over judgement of health, then the answer to the question would be " no". Other factors must be considered for overall health.
Is the blood pressure in a healthy range? A Glucose test is crucial, Cholesterol rating, as well heart rate. If all these ares are in a normal, healthy range, then a BMI rating isn't important.
Let's be brutally honest right now.........this is a very rare circumstance these days. The BMI is a good stable indicator of health, even with out the advanced medical testing. Okay, so you might know some one who has a high BMI, and yet they are in amazing physical shape. That means they have high density muscle and low body fat. So they weigh heavy for their height. If this is you, Congrats!
Either way, exercise is key at any size and a must to reduce body fat- preventing and reversing diseases associated with being over weight.So being "fit" is the goal, what ever your weight or age.
"Nothing looks as good as healthy feels"