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How over weight are you…if you are at all?

August 31, 2008

  It seems to me that many people have a problem with their weight, whether it’s “I’m too fat” or vice versa, with the too fat opinion being predominate. So thought I’d give you all a tip: If you think you’re overweight, chances are you’re not. In the midst of my internet wanderings, I stumbled upon a helpful site: www.healthatoz.com. Among other interesting things to be found on this site is a BMI calculator (under ‘tools’). BMI stands for Body Mass Index and is used by the WHO and the NIH to define obesity. How does it work? Well, you enter your height and weight (I’d advise you to be truthful to yourself) and it will determine how healthy you are at your current weight. For instance, I’m 6′ 5″ and 165 lbs. According to this handy-dandy little gadget, my BMI is 19.3 which is in the “normal” category. Now I’m not saying that this is infallable. I’m just giving you a way to allay what insecurities you may have about your weight.

  So if you think you’re overweight, obese, or just plain fat (yes, there is a difference). Check before you do anything drastic (like become anorexic).

-Beveld

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