Why Reducing Advice To A BMI Number Is Hurting Our Health

Flickr Images "You're overweight, borderline obese." This was what Christopher was told when he attended his corporate health check. The person conducting the check went on to suggest that he take a look at his diet and perhaps think about healthy options. While they didn't come out and say "you need to lose [...]

A weighty issue

A weighty issue…   Last week there was a call from prominent Australian doctor for schools to include students’ Body Mass Index (BMI) scores on their report cards.   The idea behind this is to “stimulate discussion” between parents, teachers and – presumably – kids about their health and in particular, their weight.   I [...]

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