Obesity rates in America. .. The BMI Scale is and should not be trusted. It only takes in account height and weight not muscle mass or density.
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#35 - jirichi (04/19/2013) [-]
BMI is ****** . You see this man, Terry Crews? Because his weight tops his height, he is considered to be "Obese", and is a part of these statistics. Dont listen to these statistics.
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#48 to #35 - tankerdude (04/19/2013) [-]
****		 Yeah Terry Crews (sorry it isn't in better quality)
**** Yeah Terry Crews (sorry it isn't in better quality)
#13 - telamatoes (04/18/2013) [-]
The BMI Scale is ******** and should not be trusted. It only takes in account height and weight not muscle mass or density.
User avatar #23 to #13 - kilaniization (04/19/2013) [-]
bmi says im obese because im 6'0'' weighing 190 pounds
User avatar #32 to #23 - basicargentinian (04/19/2013) [-]
no, It doesn't, it says you're barely overweight.

6'0'' with 190 pounds is 25.8 BMI - 25 is the top limit for "normal" weight and at 30 you begin to cualify as obese.
User avatar #34 to #32 - kilaniization (04/19/2013) [-]
I just went to the doctor for my pre-military check up before i get my pre-military check up, and the chart said i was obese. Maybe it was a different chart, older or newer? Who knows? But what i do know is what i saw and that i definitely do not "cualify' as obese.
User avatar #37 to #13 - ihaveakeyboard (04/19/2013) [-]
barley over weight at 6'4" 220
wtf man, that is really healthy, especially with muscle
#41 to #13 - anon (04/19/2013) [-]
The BMI was never meant to be statistically accurate on an individual level. Of course the scale won't work for people who have larger than average muscle content.
But with a large enough sample size, it provides a fairly accurate measure of body size, and is much easier and less expensive than techniques that take muscle mass into account.
#51 to #41 - telamatoes (04/19/2013) [-]
This only works on a national scale. The problem is that too many people or organizations use the BMI as a literal representation of one physical fitness, which it is not.
User avatar #42 - xturboxx (04/19/2013) [-]
I had a friend who was 6'6 and 230ish. The test said he was morbidly obese.
User avatar #44 to #42 - StaticX (04/19/2013) [-]
Same thing happens for me. I'm 6'4 and 240, apparently that's considered morbid obesity.
User avatar #36 - pawnman (04/19/2013) [-]
When i think i Obese i think fatty's that wobble like a penguin when they walk or ride in one of those scooters through markets when they are obviously not handicapped, just fat lazy ***** .
#29 - lewhisperingeye (04/19/2013) [-]
I sat here watching Maine thinking "Do not turn orange you son of a bitch." second to last year, that 			****		 turns orange.   
I sat here watching Maine thinking "Do not turn orange you son of a bitch." second to last year, that **** turns orange.
#14 - kepesauce ONLINE (04/18/2013) [-]
yeeaaaa Colorado
User avatar #33 - DmOnZ (04/19/2013) [-]
They should really tell you if these states where collected using BMI or an actual legitimate and accurate gauge of body fat. If BMI, than this is woefully inaccurate and incorrect. That beings said, since I do study human physiology, I can confirm that the United States, as a nation on AVERAGE (key word there is average), is overweight (but not Obese).
User avatar #26 - warlordstuart ONLINE (04/19/2013) [-]
The BMI chart is made by insurance companies. They do a very harsh generalization of everything that way they can charge more and offer less compensation saying "oh, your a fat **** so you are higher risk".

Which is actually not true. a bit a weight behind you helps you recover faster because your body has something to "eat" while it's out of commission. My wife and daughter are super skinny and take about a week to get other something. I'm fairly chunky and rarely get sick and when I do I'm pretty much up in a day.
#30 to #26 - DmOnZ (04/19/2013) [-]
That sounds like something a fat person would say
User avatar #40 to #30 - warlordstuart ONLINE (04/19/2013) [-]
I just admitted i WAS fat...so...you're right O.o
User avatar #3 - rainbowtacos (04/18/2013) [-]
The south is just full of fat *****
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#52 - anonmynous (04/19/2013) [-]
**** yea! Colorado like a boss.
User avatar #50 - fullosprey (04/19/2013) [-]
I'm from the UK and was just wondering can most americans look at a map like this and just know every state on it?
#53 to #50 - anon (04/19/2013) [-]
I`m not from either but I`m curious can a British person look at a map of Britain without names and state every county
User avatar #54 to #53 - fullosprey (04/19/2013) [-]
Haha I'd like to think so but you never know the English can be a bit dense
#49 - theaphasic (04/19/2013) [-]
**** , Mississipi, get it together.
User avatar #38 - TigerShark (04/19/2013) [-]
According to the bmi scale i'm borderline underweight :(
#28 - themodyourgod (04/19/2013) [-]
My class at Marquette actually went over all of these graphs today in my physiology lecture, and I'm now very suspicious that one of the other students in my major goes on FJ.... WHO ARE YOU?
User avatar #21 - Aleafe (04/19/2013) [-]
not true. in NH i rarley see fat people
#24 to #21 - anon (04/19/2013) [-]
right, cause u don`t have a biased opinion since you live there
User avatar #25 to #24 - Aleafe (04/19/2013) [-]
im confuse is that sarcasm?
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User avatar #11 - dawinnamon (04/18/2013) [-]
I want to feel proud that Connecticut has lower obesity than the rest of the country, but it doesn't mean much.
User avatar #7 - gilliam (04/18/2013) [-]
What is that state in the middle called that always increases last, and wtf is going on there?
User avatar #17 to #7 - randolphthebeast (04/18/2013) [-]
Colorado, we are least obese because the altitude makes it much harder for our bodies to absorb fat.
#46 to #7 - anon (04/19/2013) [-]
Colorado, healthiest state in the US, also has the youngest average population I think.
User avatar #16 to #7 - mcroflskates (04/18/2013) [-]
But for a real reason (even though, sad to say, it's not funny) we have some beautiful outdoors and lots of people do things like hike, swim, snowboard, ski, etc. It's really a cool state to live in for physical activities, there's quite a bit to do around here
User avatar #8 to #7 - kevinspacey **User deleted account** (04/18/2013) [-]
Colarado, the beloved South Park characters may have something to do with it
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#5 - awildniglet (04/18/2013) [-]
My state is still in the 20-25%, wooooo
My state is still in the 20-25%, wooooo
User avatar #15 to #5 - tonicwater ONLINE (04/18/2013) [-]
My state is still in the 15-19%
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