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May 31

Don’t just focus on the number on the scale.

Posted to Building FUN Healthy Community on May 31, 2019 at 8:43 AM by James Gant

It’s important to find different ways to measure success other than stepping on the scale. Instead, pay attention to how you feel after you’ve been working out consistently. “For years, scientists have said that body mass index (BMI) can’t distinguish between fat and muscle, which tends to be heavier and can tip more toned individuals into overweight status, even if their fat levels are low. In the journal Science, the latest data from University of Pennsylvania shows that BMI also doesn’t tease apart different types of fat, each of which can have different metabolic effects on health. BMI cannot take into consideration, for example, where the body holds fat. Belly fat, which is known as visceral fat, is more harmful than fat that simply sitting under the skin.” Read on about why BMI isn’t the best:
http://healthland.time.com/.../why-bmi-isnt-the-best.../


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