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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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    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..........

    1917 days ago
    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!
    1917 days ago
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