My XH always had a high BMI. He was tall & muscular. Couldn't actually grab or pinch a roll anywhere. BMI said he was obese.
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10-10-2015 15:14 #21Senior Member
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10-10-2015 15:19 #22
BMI never pretended to be an accurate measure of health and fitness?
It's pointless to argue about the tool used to measure a pandemic issue such as obesity.
There's no denying that we are becoming fatter.
10-10-2015 15:21 #23
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If you have a high BMI it's because you are heavy. Some people because they are very muscular (athletes...) but the VAST majority because they have too much fat.
I don't think we have an issue with people getting too musculation or fit...
10-10-2015 15:21 #24
When you correlate Bmi stats with cause of death stats you can clearly see a link and can conclude majority of high bmi stats are also unhealthy.
If this wasn't the case then the leading causes of death wouldn't be weight and diet related
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10-10-2015 15:29 #28
I think the problem with BMI is that its not a full picture of someone's health, only of their weight. As @delirium said, you can be thin and unhealthy or larger and healthy.
I'm heavier now than I've ever been, but healthier & feel better than I ever have before.
So I think the focus needs to move away from BMI and towards an overall picture of health - strength, stamina, weight, immunity, etc.
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10-10-2015 15:30 #30Senior Member
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BMI is not an accurate measurement, but you only have to look around to see that there is a problem.
I'm sure I'll ruffle some feathers with this post, but I'm not having a dig at anyone. Health reasons and body shape does not cause a pandemic. I understand that for *some* they are overweight due to health issues beyond their control...but honestly that's a minority. Busy lifestyles and bad health choices. They are the reasons we have an obesity pandemic.
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