With three little ones, it's hard to do any exercise.
I generally eat well - a sandwich at lunch and shepherd's pie for dinner or quiche with salad.
It is also linked the asthma, cancer, depression, stroke and problems associated with digestion.
With obesity levels spiralling, the concern is that it is not an accurate predictor of future health: people can be at risk of disease, and yet have a normal BMI, which gives them false hope, explains Dr David Haslam, a GP and chair of the National Obesity Forum.'Apple' shapes, who carry fat around their middle (but may be relatively slim elsewhere), have been shown to be at raised risk of diabetes and heart disease.
To show just how misleading BMI can be, we looked at four people who all have the UK BMI average of 27, which makes them officially 'overweight' (we also looked at how they fared on the other measures).
They then gave their own verdicts on being in this BMI category, and Dr Ashwell assessed the results.
I think most men will be attracted to an outgoing larger sixed woman and a thinner girl who is a walflower ;) ~workout25 Tuesday, August 29, 2006, AM I dunno about the buff, health-conscious guys on PT, but I (female) go around town with a (female) friend who is 150# overweight, and guys just DROOL after her when they think no one sees them. I also went out for a while with a guy who was interested in much older women.
What i was meaning to say, was i personally think its about confidence!
That's because excess fat in and around organs such as the liver seem to release harmful compounds.
And yet using the BMI calculation, people with this body type could end up being classified as healthy.
In a recent study involving nearly 3,000 people aged 16 and older, she found that more than a third of those with a 'normal' BMI would have been classed as at risk by the string method.