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Fat, the new normal

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  • heybales
    heybales Posts: 18,842 Member
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    Fyreside wrote: »
    heybales wrote: »
    Very useful charts - they clearly show that I'm too short.

    Sounds like you need to do more stretching.

    I need to get the inversion table out after squat and deadlifts and hang for bit.

    Last annual Dr visit I discovered I'm actually going the wrong way on the chart, so better stretching too!
  • Fyreside
    Fyreside Posts: 444 Member
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    heybales wrote: »
    Fyreside wrote: »
    heybales wrote: »
    Very useful charts - they clearly show that I'm too short.

    Sounds like you need to do more stretching.

    I need to get the inversion table out after squat and deadlifts and hang for bit.

    Last annual Dr visit I discovered I'm actually going the wrong way on the chart, so better stretching too!

    I recently went to a chiropractor for the first time and found a missing 1/2 inch of spine that I haven't had for about 3 years lol.
  • Noreenmarie1234
    Noreenmarie1234 Posts: 7,492 Member
    edited October 2017
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    I wish we still saw a BMI in the healthy range as normal. So many people don't even think they are that fat because "well I still fit into ____ size and I am smaller than everyone else" even if they are overweight. Saw new numbers showing 40% are obese and 80% americans are overweight. Overweight IS the new normal when a majority of the population is overweight/obese. Not many people left who are actually at a healthy weight so when you see them, people think normal weight people are "too skinny" simply because we are used to seeing overweight and obese people. I hate the fact it is like this. In 50 years obesity WILL be normal at the rate we are going. I bet 97% will be obese/overweight by then.
  • TR0berts
    TR0berts Posts: 7,739 Member
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    ninerbuff wrote: »
    cjpnh wrote: »
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    I'm obviously obese based on these charts.



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    Dude, you need to spend some time at the gym.

    :trollface:
  • LiftHeavyThings27105
    LiftHeavyThings27105 Posts: 2,086 Member
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    I am not a fan of BMI and I have stated this time and time again. According to BMI I am pretty much obese. Well, I am 28.2 (kinda in the middle of 'overweight'). Now, I could absolutely stand to loose 10 lbs. I would be awesome and amazing at 198lbs. Still overweight - according to BMI. I will show you 'overweight'! LOL!

    I think that it is a guideline.....and a poor one at that, but a guideline.

    And, I agree more and more with the "but I am average" thought process that a lot of people seem to have. Average? Really? Compared to what? I knew someone who wore a size 16 pant and she told me that this was the most common size for a woman's pant. She is 5'10" and carries herself very well. Not everyone else is 5'10"!

    Now, if we are looking at the average person - who is at the least overweight if not obese - then I am not sure that I would want to make the comment "I am average" (read: I look like everyone else). And, please, I am not being ugly with this at all. It is just a HUGE concern of mine at how inactive and out of shape the people in this country have become. This is *NOT* a good trend.
  • Go_Deskercise
    Go_Deskercise Posts: 1,630 Member
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    My take on this thread: All charts are BS .... find a weight YOU feel and look good at and then maintain it. Don't let some crazy number on a chart be your goal lol
  • LiftHeavyThings27105
    LiftHeavyThings27105 Posts: 2,086 Member
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    @Go_Deskercise - agreed! Well stated. Kinda like "don't let the number on the scale for this one day blow your mind". Find a range that works for you and rock it!
  • LivingtheLeanDream
    LivingtheLeanDream Posts: 13,342 Member
    edited November 2017
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    Interesting chart! it tells me what I already thought according to my wrists - I am more than medium frame but not quite large framed. The weight I shouldn't exceed to be healthy is apparently 118. I maintain at 125-128lbs. People tell me I am skinny now but perhaps its because everyone does think its normal to look heavier. I'm happy with my weight now in general, having a BMI of 23 is healthy imo.

    Charts perhaps should be taken with a pinch of salt.