Scale, BMI, Fitness oh my
Sunday, February 24, 2013
I just finished reading the Health Section of the Sunday paper; it's one of my favorite pastimes on Sunday. Today's feature article was written by a local gynecologist. He lost 100 pounds and now teaches cycling at the gym. The article suggests the scale is not the best measure of a person's fitness. He admits that according to the BMI scale, he is still obsese. However, he is no longer on diabetes or high blood pressure medicines.
I agree with him. I too am still considered obese by the BMI scale. But my health has never been better and I have more energy. I've done things (like running a 5k) that I never did when I was "skinny".
Even though today was my day off from exercise, I could not ignore the beautiful weather outside. So I went to the university's fitness day and completed 3 labs. I did more walking than running but it's the first run in 2013. I'm looking forward to more beautiful weather this week.