Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Thick or Fat

My peers and friends will tell you I have always used the works fit, thick or fat when describing a body type.  They have always laughed at me, but perhaps I am more right on then using the BMI chart alone.  Did you know that the BMI chart has been around for 200 years?  Surprised me too.  Clients ask me if I believe in it as an assessment tool and I have always said yes.  Is it the only tool I use, no!   In the hospital setting it is evident that when a person has a BMI over 40 that the prognosis is worse especially if they are critically ill.  In my business setting I utilize the BMI, as well weight status compared to ideal body weight and visual assessment.  The rule of thin, thick or fat.

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