The Scale Never Lies… Or Does It? What BMI Charts and Scales Don’t Tell You About Your Health

You all may have seen the recent headlines pertaining to singer P!nk’s recent post baby weigh pictures claiming that she’s obese because she’s only 5’3 and weighs 160 pounds. Which according to most BMI calculators and height and weight charts is considered mildly obese, but just how accurate are these charts when it comes to measuring health and a “healthy weight”

If you’re a person conscious of their health and weight or a person embarking on a health journey remember health is its 80 % nutrition and diet and 20 % exercise. So in other words no you can’t drink your weight away with flat tummy tea and yes you have to eat if you want to lose weight, but you just have to be smart about what you’re putting into your body and eat the things you want that might not be healthy in moderation.

Second, don’t be afraid to ask questions and get second opinions. Don’t be the person at the gym that everyone can tell you have no idea what you’re doing it, because you either become the joke of the day on snapchat or a safety hazard for the people working there. Also, don’t just start jumping into all the new weight loss drinks, supplements and diet pills just because everyone else is using it. You’re trying to be healthy so don’t compromise your health for a booty pic and 100 likes on Instagram, have a routine and be patient about your journey.

Last, the internet isn’t always your best friend. Don’t trust all these BMI and obesity calculators, go to the doctor get a physical and have them check your health not Web MD. Also, be open to trying new things when it comes to exercising and eating you never know what you might like if you don’t try. Always remember to love the skin you’re in and don’t  get caught up on these fake body goals, aspire to be healthy not to look a certain way and everything will fall into place .

Rachel Williams32 Posts

Rachel is a 21 year old Management Major at Prairie View A&M University and aspires to one day own her own event planning company. Rachel has a passion for community involvement and uses blogging as an outlet to voice her opinions and inform the public about topics pertaining to religion, relationships, health, beauty, fitness, music, and other "trending topics" from an open and relatable perspective. She just recently started her own website called "Don't Forget The A", a blog and a brand that encourages individuality, confidence and healthy living as well as focusing on the importance of living to make a difference through giving back and leaving a legacy. She plans to earn her Masters in Public Administration to help her advance her career in community engagement and event planning.

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