09 July 2012

Damn I.m Fat

At least according to the US Department of Health.  I'm about 6 foot, 6-1 if it's early in the morning, and to have a Body Mass Index keeping me under 25, I must weigh under 185 pounds, and to put me on the mid-line for health I should weigh about 150.

Who are they kidding?  When I drop under 190, I have people asking me about my poor health.  At 150 I would be naught but an skellington.

BMI has nothing to do with body fat index, and has no means of correction for bone mass, condition, or anything else.

I'm minded of Vonnegut's aliens who broadcast unrealistic genital dimensions for an enemy race, which caused the entire race to surrender in a fit of depression.

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