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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.
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SKINNIESOMEDAY 2/25/2013 11:52AM

    I know that silly BMI thing makes me sick everytime I look at it also. I have already figured out I have to lose 90 pounds to move from obese to overweight ! WOW.... and then this week we had to do a body fat percentage task and that was super depressing also !! Always something to work on I guess..........


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MISSUSRIVERRAT 2/24/2013 7:20PM

    How you feel and health stats are so important. As we know, there's nothing magical about being "skinny"..........not necessarily fit, healthy, energetic, or happy...........
like YOU!

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