Thursday, January 04, 2007

Weight Watchers Magazine and BMI

There's an article in the Weightwatchers magazine this week, yet again trying to make out that you can simplify "is this person healthy" into a single number - BMI.

I really don't think it's that simple. At least this article acknowledges that BMI may be wrong for very muscular men - or conversely for very sedentary people. But I think it runs deeper than that. People have vastly different shapes and sizes: I can't believe the numbers cover that much of a range.

Today's about 40 points again. Weigh-in tomorrow. I'm not expecting there to be much change in the first week, so let's see.

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