Monday, August 01, 2005

Are You "Overweight"?

President Bush just underwent his annual physical exam at the Bethesda Naval Medical Center and his doctors declared that he was in 'superior physical condition' for his age range. He's even being declared the most physically fit President on record. Yet, if you calculated his BMI (Body Mass Index) using current government standards -- he's 5' - 11" and 191.6 pounds -- he'd be classified as overweight! Such are the new standards that have been tweaked (often with the "help" of pharmaceutical companies) to lower the standards for prescribing their magical new medications to "fix your problems." The trend to get people to take lifelong drugs to "maintain their health" is disturbing. Are you "overweight"? Check out this BMI calculator to see where you fit.

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