Obese people may have found a good excuse for not going the extra mile.
It seems that the heavier you are, the greater your brain perceives distances to be.
Anthropometry and Kinanthropometry
The scientific study of body measurements
Curated by Peter Mellow
Official Full-Text Publication: ISAK history and importance on ResearchGate, the professional network for scientists.
A great historical document of the Anthro/Kinanthro space in the past 25 years around the world and in Australia.
Proud to see a couple of photos of me and a couple of papers I co-wrote mentioned as well! Cheers!
View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-are-human-bodies-asymmetrical-leo-q-wan Symmetry is everywhere in nature. And we usually associate it with be...
There's a popular rule you've probably heard before about losing weight: for every 3,500 calories you shed from your diet, you'll lose a pound. But just because everyone, including nutritionists with graduate degrees, keep repeating this doesn't make it true. In fact, it's a total myth. "I see dietitians using it all the time, making recommendations based off of it," said Kevin Hall, who is a researcher at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. "Unfortunately it's completely wrong."
In a given year, the average obese woman has roughly a 1 in 124 chance of returning to a normal weight. And for obese men, the odds are even worse: 1 in 210. As if that weren't bad enough, obese men and women have very low odds attaining even a 5 percent weight loss in a given year: 1 in 10 for women, and 1 in 12 for men.
Obesity is the biggest threat to women's health and the health of future generations, warns England's chief medical officer Dame Sally Davies.
Her annual report, which focuses on women this year, said tackling obesity should be a national priority to avert a "growing health catastrophe".
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“Waist-to-hip ratio is a simple and reliable measure for central obesity, but it is infrequently used in daily clinical practice,” Paul Poirier, a cardiology professor at Laval University, wrote in an editorial that accompanied the study. “To better target persons at greatest risk … these new data provide evidence that clinicians should look beyond BMI.”