The Drug That Makes you Lose Weight 100% Guaranteed!
Exercise is a miracle drug. It makes your medical costs lower, you get a better quality of sleep at night, workdays become more productive, mood improvement magically happens and the risk of developing almost any chronic disease will drop. Exercise is the most powerful readily drug in the world and it's FREE. So why isn't everyone drinking the Kool-Aid....or Gatorade? After they workout of course.
So Sick Dude
Healthcare has become known in practice as sick care. We ultimately spend more money treating an increasingly unhealthy population then we do in gym memberships, personal trainers or nutrition and health coach costs.
Have you ever gone to your annual physical and you were told your "BMI" is high? According to my last physical, coming in at 5"4, 137 lbs. and age 44, my doctor tells me that I'm "almost obese". My lean muscle mass is not taken into consideration or bone structure, etc. because it's on a chart on his wall in his office so it must be legit.
Dinosaurs and BMI - Analyzing the Achaic BMI
The BMI (Body Mass Index) is one of the most commonly used, yet outdated, ways to measure how “healthy” your weight is. This formula was derived in the mid-1800s by Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quetelet. Even though this formula was developed over 150 years ago and was never intended as a measure of health, it still baffles me as to why some doctors and most insurance companies use this archaic formula.
Basically the BMI takes your height and weight and calculates how healthy you are based on the formula.
The formula is as follows:
30 - BMI Formula
Underweight = <18.5
Normal weight = 18.5–24.9
Overweight = 25–29.9
Obesity = BMI of 30 or greater
In summary, DON'T BELIEVE it! Get your body fat percentage checked by a trainer or nutritionist and know where you really stand. I come in at about 25.1% and that is "Above Average" for my age bracket of 40 to 49 year old women, and I feel great about that. Not because I'm necessarily "so skinny" but because I know that I am Heart Healthy and significantly lower my risk to chronic diseases. And my clothes fit good!
It's time for exercise in modern medicine to work closer together. The medical and fitness professions have yet to mesh to help us become a healthier population. But I feel it coming....
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In health and happiness,