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The scientific study of body measurements
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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How to fake a weight loss 'transformation'

How to fake a weight loss 'transformation' | Anthropometry and Kinanthropometry | Scoop.it
The truth behind those weight loss 'transformations' is simpler than you might think.
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Steps2Strength's curator insight, November 28, 2013 6:00 AM

Beware of the promise of a quick fix. Although there are some rare cases of body transformations in a few weeks most take long term commitment. This article shows how easily you can be fooled. 

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US troops turn to liposuction to pass 'tape test'

US troops turn to liposuction to pass 'tape test' | Anthropometry and Kinanthropometry | Scoop.it
The US soldiers often call Dr. Adam Tattelbaum, a plastic surgeon, in a panic. They need liposuction, and fast.

 

Fitness expert Jordan Moon said there is no reliable, economical way to measure body fat, and troops should be judged more by physical performance so they're not feeling forced to go to such lengths to save their careers.

 

"We're sending people away who could be amazing soldiers just because of two pieces of tape," said Moon, who has a doctorate in exercise physiology and has studied the accuracy of body fat measurements.

 

"Ninety per cent of athletes who play in the NFL are going to fail the tape test because it's made for a normal population, not big guys," he added.

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More than a million Kiwis are obese - report - Life & Style - NZ Herald News

More than a million Kiwis are obese - report - Life & Style - NZ Herald News | Anthropometry and Kinanthropometry | Scoop.it
More than a million New Zealand adults are now obese, according to the 2013 Ministry of Health annual report. - New Zealand Herald
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Lack of sleep makes teen boys fat, but not girls

Lack of sleep makes teen boys fat, but not girls | Anthropometry and Kinanthropometry | Scoop.it
The less teenage boys sleep, the more body fat they have - but the same isn't true for teenage girls, an Otago University study has found. - New Zealand Herald
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Experts Define Heaviest Kids as Severely Obese

Experts Define Heaviest Kids as Severely Obese | Anthropometry and Kinanthropometry | Scoop.it
Obesity rates in the U.S. have started to stall in recent years, but the fastest growing percentage of obese children are those at the heaviest end of the spectrum, according to the American Heart Association (AHA).
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Young adults are piling on the pounds - study - Life & Style - NZ Herald News

Young adults are piling on the pounds - study - Life & Style - NZ Herald News | Anthropometry and Kinanthropometry | Scoop.it
More young adults are getting fat than other age groups, according to a study that has tracked 11,000 Australians for 12 years.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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When the Fantasy is a Size 16: Retailers Introduce Voluptuous Mannequins

When the Fantasy is a Size 16: Retailers Introduce Voluptuous Mannequins | Anthropometry and Kinanthropometry | Scoop.it
British Department store Debenhams has introduced a line of mannequins that are more like the size of  the women who shop there.
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Boys not immune to body image concerns

Boys not immune to body image concerns | Anthropometry and Kinanthropometry | Scoop.it
As a mother of two boys Josefa Pete is aware of some of the parenting challenges that lie ahead but she always thought she would be immune to this one until her four-year-old son asked her this question.
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More Australians classed obese

More Australians classed obese | Anthropometry and Kinanthropometry | Scoop.it
Millions more Australians may be obese than previously thought, because the usual method of measuring obesity has dramatically underestimated the problem.
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What my daughter taught me about body image

What my daughter taught me about body image | Anthropometry and Kinanthropometry | Scoop.it
Things we can all learn by observing a four-year-old child.
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Why BMI Isn’t The Best Measure for Weight (or Health)

Why BMI Isn’t The Best Measure for Weight (or Health) | Anthropometry and Kinanthropometry | Scoop.it
Body Mass Index (BMI) provides an easy way to measure obesity, but more doctors are questioning its accuracy and usefulness.
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