You’re probably already familiar with the Body Mass Index. Maybe you’ve also heard how it’s not a good indicator of how healthy you are or what your ideal weight should be. Put simply, that’s because it’s true. The BMI wasn’t meant to be healthiness meter.
The main problem with the BMI is that it doesn’t measure the percentage of body fat. Moreover, it was never meant to. The BMI first came around in the mid 1800’s when Belgian polymath Adolphe Quetelet was developing “social physics.” He wasn’t developing anything geared to show a healthy weight for height. BMI actually defines a person’s body mass divided by the square of his or her height. It’s used more for medicinal purposes (determining dosage) than showing ideal weight.
As seen in its numerous variations, the BMI also isn’t universal. Back in 1998 when the US National Institutes of Health and the CDC aligned US definitions of health with those of the World Health Organization, the BMI’s “normal” was changed, making some people suddenly overweight. The problem is obviously that the BMI is highly subjective, and while 25 million people in the US were factually overweight before 1998, the BMI didn’t say so until after.
Rage Free or Die Hard. Challenge #4 Results
Wow. This one was tough guys. There were a lot of really good entries for this challenge and it was tough to choose. This is a great problem to have. Actually, give yourselves a round of applause.
I think we can all agree that the comics making it to the top in voting and coming out on the front page have improved a lot. A lot of it is thanks to the challenge comics. They're really good and they're floating up by themselves.
The Fifth challenge is here. Our newest site, Photomations, is getting the prime spot up in the promo slider, so the slider for the blog post with the fifth challenge will come out later. Anyways, here's the 4 runner ups for this week, and the winner.
What an awesome prank.
PSA: This may be funny but can turn out to be really mean!
This is here to remind you that lies have consequences :P
WINNAR: Umm..... wow. I never thought the challenge would be used as an excuse for that. Awesome, I guess?
There you go. Remember, because we're on full blown Photomations launch mode, the fifth challenge is here.