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The scientific study of body measurements
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Rise of the supersize rugby player

Rise of the supersize rugby player | Anthropometry and Kinanthropometry | Scoop.it
Long-time rugby fans don't need graphs or charts to see that players are getting bigger.
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Taryn Brumfitt's Body Image Movement

Taryn Brumfitt's Body Image Movement | Anthropometry and Kinanthropometry | Scoop.it
''What do you think you'll be thinking about when you take your last breath?''
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Forget BMI. This Number May Matter More When It Comes To Your Health - ABSI

Forget BMI. This Number May Matter More When It Comes To Your Health - ABSI | Anthropometry and Kinanthropometry | Scoop.it
As told to Ashley Williams


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Knowing your body shape -- not just your weight -- may be the key to better health.

By Kelly DiNardo


For more than 40 years, scientists have searched for a simple formula for determining who's healthy and who's...

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Body Image – The Internet and Video Games | MediaSmarts

Body Image – The Internet and Video Games | MediaSmarts | Anthropometry and Kinanthropometry | Scoop.it
Digital media such as the Internet and video games have become increasingly important in the lives of children and youth. Even when young people are consuming other media, such as TV, music and movies, they are likely to be doing it through the Internet. As well, nearly all the media they consume, from TV shows to toys, have Web pages, virtual worlds, video games or other digital spinoffs associated with them.
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Finally, Some Optimism About Obesity

Finally, Some Optimism About Obesity | Anthropometry and Kinanthropometry | Scoop.it
We moved much more slowly to confront the dangers of smoking.
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Obesity crisis proves a weighty issue for Canberra Hospital

Obesity crisis proves a weighty issue for Canberra Hospital | Anthropometry and Kinanthropometry | Scoop.it
The toilets at Canberra Hospital used to be rated to 170 kilograms before the patients started breaking them.
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OBESITY - Wold Wide Infographic

OBESITY - Wold Wide Infographic | Anthropometry and Kinanthropometry | Scoop.it

And the problem is growing....


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Craig Crossley's curator insight, November 24, 2013 10:29 PM

1.5 billion adults are overweight....

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Bright light - early and often - linked to lower BMI, study finds

Bright light - early and often - linked to lower BMI, study finds | Anthropometry and Kinanthropometry | Scoop.it
To maximize your chances of fighting flab, new research offers some simple advice: Wake up early and go outside.
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The Perfect Body, According to Men

The Perfect Body, According to Men | Anthropometry and Kinanthropometry | Scoop.it
Men and women draw up their perfect bodies
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UK schoolboys 'too big' to play rugby

UK schoolboys 'too big' to play rugby | Anthropometry and Kinanthropometry | Scoop.it
It is not a sport known for the fragility of its players - but boys have been banned from a prestigious British rugby tournament for being too bulky. - New Zealand Herald
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Obesity measure 'too high' for many

Obesity measure 'too high' for many | Anthropometry and Kinanthropometry | Scoop.it

Millions of people from ethnic minority groups who may be at risk of weight-related diseases are not showing up as obese under current tests, experts say.


Medical advisory body NICE says the method of calculating body mass index does not work for some groups.

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How movies like "300" are warping the self image of boys and men

How movies like "300" are warping the self image of boys and men | Anthropometry and Kinanthropometry | Scoop.it

We can thank onscreen chiseled bodies for a recent uptick in weight disorders among men and boys

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Ian Adamson's curator insight, March 20, 8:25 PM

The average guy wants 15-27 more pounds of muscle and a three to four percent decrease in body fat. 18 percent of boys are very concerned about their weight and physique. 

Lachlan Salisbury's comment, March 26, 11:22 PM
That cant be good vigorously working your body like that just to achieve one thing
Travis Hays's comment, June 5, 6:46 PM
Me, Niko, and Nichola have read this ariticle and have come to a conclusion that "average guys were aiming for 300 bodies" this means; because of the film males were influenced to push them self to get gladiator-like bodies.
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Weird vintage body shaming ads

Weird vintage body shaming ads | Anthropometry and Kinanthropometry | Scoop.it
So, we really haven't come far at all, have we? Except those poor skinny gals, they've really come into their own, hey?
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The Rise Of Eating Disorders

The Rise Of Eating Disorders | Anthropometry and Kinanthropometry | Scoop.it
Alarming figures released on Thursday show hospital admissions for eating disorders rose by 16% from last year to 2,288.

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Elizabeth Braden's curator insight, January 14, 12:40 PM

It is terrifying how much influence social media has on eating disorders, but I definitely admire that websites like Pinterest are working towards stopping search keywords that relate to eating disorders. I hope other sites will begin to do this as well and families will recognize the issues of eating disorers and teach their kids the dangers and to not listen too much to social media when it come to your body. 

Jaimee's curator insight, February 27, 9:11 AM

Just as much as it can be the media it can also be family members. If you are in a household with someone who on a constant complains about their image a child can then take n see this and imitate what that person is doing. They then will eventually start to actually think something is wrong when there is nothing to be worried about.

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‘The Biggest Loser’ Goes Too Far

‘The Biggest Loser’ Goes Too Far | Anthropometry and Kinanthropometry | Scoop.it
Fans took to social media last night to air their concern about this season's winner, who looks unhealthily thin
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How I lost the scales and found a better body

How I lost the scales and found a better body | Anthropometry and Kinanthropometry | Scoop.it
The scale and I have reached an uneasy truce. That is: I leave it alone, and it affords me the same courtesy. I rarely step on it, and we're both better off.
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Obesity projections 'underestimated'

Obesity projections 'underestimated' | Anthropometry and Kinanthropometry | Scoop.it

The forum called for GPs to proactively discuss weight management with patients, and routinely measure children's height and weight and adults' waist size, it added.

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Fat figures have quadrupled since 80s - report

Fat figures have quadrupled since 80s - report | Anthropometry and Kinanthropometry | Scoop.it
The number of obese and overweight people in the developing world nearly quadrupled to almost a billion between 1980 and 2008, a think-tank report says. - New Zealand Herald
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Vitamin D 'boosts child muscles'

Vitamin D 'boosts child muscles' | Anthropometry and Kinanthropometry | Scoop.it

Prof Cyrus Cooper, from the Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, added: "This work should help us to design interventions aimed at optimising body composition in childhood and later adulthood and thus improve the health of future generations."

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Developing world obesity quadruples

Developing world obesity quadruples | Anthropometry and Kinanthropometry | Scoop.it

The number of overweight and obese adults in the developing world has almost quadrupled to around one billion since 1980, says a report from a UK think tank.

 

The Overseas Development Institute said one in three people worldwide was now overweight and urged governments to do more to influence diets.

 

In the UK, 64% of adults are classed as being overweight or obese.

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Athletics: Why is Bolt so fast? It's in the knees

Athletics: Why is Bolt so fast? It's in the knees | Anthropometry and Kinanthropometry | Scoop.it
Scientists may have hit on the secret behind Usain Bolt's success on the track - his perfect knees. - New Zealand Herald
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The top five obesity myths

The top five obesity myths | Anthropometry and Kinanthropometry | Scoop.it
Deborah Cohen is a senior natural scientist at US think thank Rand Corp. and the author of the forthcoming book A Big Fat Crisis: The Hidden Forces Behind the Obesity Epidemic and How We Can End It.
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How Facebook Contributes To Eating Disorders

How Facebook Contributes To Eating Disorders | Anthropometry and Kinanthropometry | Scoop.it
It's all in the photos
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More and More Dudes Just Wanna Get Hella Swoll…And It's a Problem

More and More Dudes Just Wanna Get Hella Swoll…And It's a Problem | Anthropometry and Kinanthropometry | Scoop.it
Known in the medical community by it's more official-sounding name "muscle dysmorphia," bigorexia is little known condition through which guys feel a compulsive need to bulk up—and it affects a whopping 45 percent of men, according to an official ...

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How to fake a weight loss 'transformation'

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The truth behind those weight loss 'transformations' is simpler than you might think.
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