What is a kilogram? It's a base unit of measurement, but one that's hard to define in definite terms without having something to base it off. Kilograms are currently marked by a cylindrical lump of platinum and iridium known as the 'Big KG' in Paris, but scientists are seeking to redefine it by far more, well... scientific means.
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Stigma against obesity infuses many areas of life, but it’s especially damaging at the doctor’s. Your physician is likely to bring up the subject of your weight but unlikely to tell you anything helpful about it, as a recent Huffpost piece documented.
Even if your teen needs to lose weight, talking to them constantly about their weight isn't the best strategy to help them to be healthy, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Focusing on weight or appearance can push kids toward eating disorders. Instead, it's better to forget about the scale and just help your kid to develop healthy habits.
Your BMI, or Body Mass Index, gives you a number designed to indicate whether you are at a healthy weight or not. But as we've pointed out before, it isn't always a reliable measure.
There's a huge amount of attention given to the health issues associated with obesity. However, we're big believers in the saying "coincidence is not causality". Visit any fitness-related website and you'll see that it's not enough to be thin – you also need to be fit. Nonetheless, the fact remains that body weight and composition remain significant indicators for health issues such as heart disease and diabetes. So, how do we know what our optimal body weight should be?
It sucks being discriminated against, whether that's on the basis of your race, gender or the fact that you don't fit in a regular airline seat. However, stopping discrimination against (and abuse of) fat people could be near-impossible.