Writer’s Block: Working the numbers with Body Mass Index (BMI)
Writer’s Block by Tammy Sakry – We all hate going to the doctor and stepping on the scale.
Over the years, the Body Mass Index (BMI) has been calculated and used as a tool to determine if the patient is overweight or not.
I think this system needs to be reworked.
As a overweight woman, there is no question I need a little more walking time and less chair time, but for others the BMI is sending the wrong message.
A recent health screening program in our office got several of us out of sorts and got the jokes rolling.
Case in point, one of my fellow employees measures in at 5 feet 6 inches and has a 31-inch waist (yep, we measured it in front of the whole office).
According to the health screening, my co-worker is overweight with a BMI of 26.9. See more in Tammy Sakry’s Writer’s Block piece.