• Let's Stop Using The Terms, "Healthy Weight" And "Normal Weight"

    8 monthes ago - By Weighty Matters

    Words matter, and your weight cannot determine whether you're "healthy", or "normal".
    Firstly, scales don't measure the presence or absence of health, and so the term "healthy weight", means literally nothing.
    Secondly, the CDC defines a "normal weight" as one giving a person a BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 yet if we were using the word normal correctly, it would differ by country and would reflect its population's mean BMI. So in Nauru for instance normal weight would be a person whose BMI was 32.5, whereas in Eritrea it would be someone whose BMI was 20.5. Given mean BMIs in the US...
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