Body Mass Index (BMI): Not A Good Gauge Of Health

The body mass index (BMI) was created by a mathmetician nearly 200 years ago and is (still!) used primarily by insurance companies to determine the insurability of life policy holders. Even some doctors still frighten patients with the BMI. Use this link for more information on measuring obesity-related health risks.

https://www.health.harvard.edu/heart-health/overweight-vs-overfat-is-your-scale-lying-to-you

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We Can Eat Meat

Consumed correctly, meats can be vital for our daily nutrition. Being careful to select the right types and limiting the portions, meats are healthy food choices. Oh … and eggs can be healthy, too. Use this link for details.

State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America

Obesity in America is a growing epidemic. However, this most recent annual research project indicates the problem may be improving. But only slightly and not equally across the country. It is improving best, though, where the entire community is partnering in collaborative efforts to address the problem of sedentary lifestyles. We encourage you to learn about and get involved in your community’s efforts to combat physical inactivity where you live, work, and play. It will save our lives.

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https://www.acefitness.org/Advocacy/Advocacy-News-Article/87/6083/ace-praises-the-state-of-obesity-report-for