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Big? Beautiful? Why can't it be both?

Big? Beautiful? Why can't it be both? | Anthropometry and Kinanthropometry | Scoop.it

At a BBQ last weekend, conversation swung from the Swans victory (yeeessss!), to Alan Jones' apology (nooooo!), to Kim Kardashian’s bottom. More accurately the size of it. Was it real?

 

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Anthropometry and Kinanthropometry
The scientific study of body measurements
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Hi there and welcome to Anthropometry and Kinanthropometry.  I hope you enjoy the linked articles that I have chosen.

 

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If you like this topic, you might like my Scoopit feed on the Philosophy of Fitness, Sport and Running. http://www.scoop.it/t/the-philosophy-of-fitness-exercise-sport-and-running
Jack Thompson's curator insight, December 3, 4:33 PM

Way I learned ways to become stronger mentally, especially for my goal.

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Stanford Daily | The body issue: Why athletes feel the squeeze

Stanford Daily | The body issue: Why athletes feel the squeeze | Anthropometry and Kinanthropometry | Scoop.it
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Olivia Klenda's curator insight, December 9, 9:49 PM

Stanford students explain the pressures athletes feel to be fit and look thin. There is also an incredible info graphic with a lot of great information  and statistics. It is inspiring that college aged women are trying to inform the public about eating disorders and what we can do to help others. 

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This is what Mr Average Australia looks like

This is what Mr Average Australia looks like | Anthropometry and Kinanthropometry | Scoop.it
Think of a quintessential Aussie bloke and Hugh Jackman or Russell Crowe might come to mind. But, these are not your average Aussie men.
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The effects of creatine and whey protein supplementation on body composition in men aged 48 to 72 years during resistance training.

The effects of creatine and whey protein supplementation on body composition in men aged 48 to 72 years during resistance training. | Anthropometry and Kinanthropometry | Scoop.it
The effects of creatine and whey protein supplementation on body composition in men aged 48 to 72 years during resistance training.
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The Body Shapes Of The World’s Best Athletes Compared Side By Side

The Body Shapes Of The World’s Best Athletes Compared Side By Side | Anthropometry and Kinanthropometry | Scoop.it
Howard Schatz's Athlete series explores many different variations of the human physique. We get to see bodybuilders with rippling muscles, bone-thin marathon runners, towering long-jumpers and massive wrestlers – all side-by-side. It's striking because it taps into the same focus on physical human beauty that ancient Greek sculptures and modern advertisements do.
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nancercize's curator insight, October 10, 9:30 AM

OK, these are amazing, but here's something really personal: The photographer was my ophthalmologist! Talk about having good eyes!

Craig Crossley's curator insight, October 14, 7:52 PM

YEAR 11-12 HPE - General Interest - (Body Types) 

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The NBA's Tallest and Shortest Together

The NBA's Tallest and Shortest Together | Anthropometry and Kinanthropometry | Scoop.it
At 7-7, Manute Bol and Gheorghe Muresan are the tallest players in NBA history.  At 5-3, Muggsy Bogues is the shortest.  Here are photos that truly represent the biggest height differences ever in...
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Height differences 'caused by DNA'

Height differences 'caused by DNA' | Anthropometry and Kinanthropometry | Scoop.it

Subtle changes in our genetic make-up could help to explain why some people are taller than others, the largest ever study of height has suggested.

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Skirt size 'can flag up cancer risk'

Skirt size 'can flag up cancer risk' | Anthropometry and Kinanthropometry | Scoop.it

Women are more likely to remember their skirt size when they were younger than their BMI”


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Breakthrough Breast Cancer

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Facial symmetry does not make for better health

Facial symmetry does not make for better health | Anthropometry and Kinanthropometry | Scoop.it
Facial symmetry is not just a marker of beauty, but of health as well. Or is it?
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Is Barbie possible?

Is Barbie possible? | Anthropometry and Kinanthropometry | Scoop.it
ugh (#Barbie life size stats and facts, what are our children's toys saying about body image via @pinterest http://t.co/u65heGvwfr)

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Kevin Norton's and Tim Olds data presented in an infographic!

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US waists 'grow an inch in a decade'

US waists 'grow an inch in a decade' | Anthropometry and Kinanthropometry | Scoop.it

US waistlines are continuing to expand, despite obesity appearing to be reaching a plateau, data suggests.

 

Research suggests the average adult waist size in the US increased by more than 1in (2.5cm) between 1999 and 2012.

 

But figures for obesity as defined by body mass index (BMI) had changed little over the same period, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

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Fat shaming 'leads to weight gain'

Fat shaming 'leads to weight gain' | Anthropometry and Kinanthropometry | Scoop.it

Making people feel ashamed about obesity could lead them to gain weight, not lose it, suggests University College London.

 

In a study of nearly 3,000 adults over four years, those who said they had experienced weight discrimination put on more weight than those who did not.

 

Researchers said there was no evidence discrimination caused weight gain, but it could lead to comfort eating.

 

Health professionals were urged to be more supportive.

 

The study, in the journal Obesity, looked at data from adults aged over 50 ranging from normal weight to obese who had taken part in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing.

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Obesity Is A Big Contributor To Diabetes Boom

Obesity Is A Big Contributor To Diabetes Boom | Anthropometry and Kinanthropometry | Scoop.it
Diabetes is one of the most common diseases in the U.S., and there’s a single biggest culprit to blame, found a new study released today…
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Why BMI is a big fat scam

Why BMI is a big fat scam | Anthropometry and Kinanthropometry | Scoop.it
Body mass index is used to sell weight loss drugs, set insurance premiums, and counsel patients. There's just one little problem.

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Rob Duke's curator insight, August 26, 9:41 AM

BMI was arbitrarily lowered by a committee funded by weight loss drug companies...is this white collar crime or just rent-seeking behavior?

Barbara Letscher's curator insight, September 16, 4:16 AM

Très bon article avec des références intéressantes !

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▶ DEXA Scan, Body Fat/Composition Testing - YouTube

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▶ Body composition test with the BOD POD explained by Dr Wagner at Utah State University - YouTube

Source: http://www.youtube.com/user/USUExtension Check COSMED website: http://www.cosmed.com/quarkcpet Get connected with "COSMED News" Facebook Page. Go to ...
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Obesity raises risk of 10 common cancers: study in The Lancet

Obesity raises risk of 10 common cancers: study in The Lancet | Anthropometry and Kinanthropometry | Scoop.it
More than 12,000 new cases of cancer every year can be attributed to the patient being overweight or obese, the biggest ever study of the links between body mass index and cancer has - New Zealand Herald
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Bryony Crane's curator insight, August 19, 7:50 AM

Let's start to reduce portions and take the first step to move more!

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Obesity 'linked to 10 cancers'

Obesity 'linked to 10 cancers' | Anthropometry and Kinanthropometry | Scoop.it

Being overweight and obese puts people at greater risk of developing 10 of the most common cancers, according to research in the Lancet medical journal.


Scientists calculated individuals carrying this extra weight could contribute to more than 12,000 cases of cancer in the UK population every year.


They warn if obesity levels continue to rise there may be an additional 3,700 cancers diagnosed annually.


The study of five million people is the largest to date to confirm the link.

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Craig Crossley's curator insight, August 14, 10:08 PM

Just stop putting shocking food in your body....just stop!

Dominique Dock's curator insight, August 15, 12:13 PM

Yes ! but maybe we can use aspirin ( which means buy aspirin !) to counteract ?....

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Why sprinters are muscly and climbers are wiry

Why sprinters are muscly and climbers are wiry | Anthropometry and Kinanthropometry | Scoop.it

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▶ David Epstein: Are athletes really getting faster, better, stronger? - YouTube

When you look at sporting achievements over the last decades, it seems like humans have gotten faster, better and stronger in nearly every way. Yet as David ...
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Middle-aged obesity linked to elderly disability

Middle-aged obesity linked to elderly disability | Anthropometry and Kinanthropometry | Scoop.it
The heavier you are in middle age the more likely you are to have difficulty taking care of yourself in older age, an analysis shows, with problems bathing and dressing increasing as people become more overweight.
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'Real men' versus underwear models

'Real men' versus underwear models | Anthropometry and Kinanthropometry | Scoop.it

There are plenty of ''real women'' campaigns around, but what about the men?

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Visualization of age, height and weight of players in the 2014 FIFA World Cup

Visualization of age, height and weight of players in the 2014 FIFA World Cup | Anthropometry and Kinanthropometry | Scoop.it
A visualization of player age, weight and height for the teams competing in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
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The ‘eating disorder soldiers’ on social media

The ‘eating disorder soldiers’ on social media | Anthropometry and Kinanthropometry | Scoop.it
A controversial Instagram hashtag is drawing the attention of body image experts.
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Men more likely to stick at 'feminine' weight loss programmes - study

Men more likely to stick at 'feminine' weight loss programmes - study | Anthropometry and Kinanthropometry | Scoop.it
Fewer men join weight-loss programmes than women but are more likely to stick with them, analysis of international obesity studies has found. - New Zealand Herald
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