In many previous posts (see here and here) and newsletters (see here and here) I have covered this sensitive topic, one that has been researched in pretty good depth over the past 2 decades. Dr Steven Blair, author of several articles with large data sets that show that being fit, even if being
There is no perfect weight. Let’s get that off the table right now. But each of us has a weight that is more better (intended bad grammar), even more perfect than other weights we’ve been. Some make us look less fit, less attractive, less able to wear a particular style of clothing, or less healthy.
It sounds paradoxical but those in the exercise/fitness field know it’s there: people whose wt and whose BMI are normal, or even low, but are obese…by body fat standards. We’ve all heard about muscled athletes whose BMIs are high because their weight is hi relative to their height. So we should not be surprised to
BMR – basal metabolic rate – is one of those numbers we love to know….right? you say no; why not? don’t you know that if you know this number, you know how much to eat, or not to eat, to manage your weight? don’t you know that, if you know this number, you’ll know why