Tag - obese

What is BMI?

Studies have shown that weight is a pretty good predictor of overall health. The heavier you are, the more at risk you become for conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and strokes. It is therefore in your interest to stay within a normal weight range. BMI The Body Mass Index (BMI)...

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You Can’t Handle the [BMI] Truth

As of 2010, approximately 70% of Americans were either overweight or obese as defined by their Body Mass Index or BMI. Obesity related health issues are significant because they increase health care costs, decrease productivity and result in premature death. Discussing BMI invokes a great deal of passion because...

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War on Bulking: Part 2 – The Typical Bulking Cycle

In Part 1 of The War on Bulking, I discussed the mentality of the typical bulker. This "do anything to gain weight" attitude negatively impacts health. Though many bulkers claim to be healthy, their actions suggest they are much more concerned with gaining unlimited amounts of body weight than...

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It’s Not OK to be Fat

Reading CNN's post about obese people's fashion leads you to believe that we live in a society where fat people are denied the basic liberties of life. These "fatshion" bloggers are either ignorant to the health problems associated with obesity or find it easier to stay fat and claim...

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