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(CNN)   During the pandemic, the rate of children's BMI increasing has nearly doubled. This is Fark, though, so expect to learn that this means we have a growing generation of giants with zero body fat to be found amidst their rippling muscles   (cnn.com) divider line
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2021-09-17 3:20:40 PM  
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BEEFCAKE! BEEFCAKE!!
 
2021-09-17 4:18:49 PM  
And sharp knees.
 
2021-09-17 4:19:31 PM  

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BEEFCAKE! BEEFCAKE!!


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2021-09-17 4:20:08 PM  
Screw you!
My kids are grown and I want my future grandkids to be spoiled and to have a better life than I had.
That is where boomers went wrong. Every generation wants better for their kids and grandkids but the bommers only care about themselves.
 
2021-09-17 4:21:00 PM  
Forget the freshmen fifteen. Here comes the covid nineteen.
 
2021-09-17 4:22:20 PM  
Before the inevitable "BMI is crap" posts, I would point out that information like this is actually consistent with what BMI was originally intended for -- to report on population-wide data, not for individual health metrics.

BMI is crap when you hear stuff like "if your BMI is over __ it means you're a fatty and you need to stop eating, fatty."

In other words: illallowit.jpg
 
2021-09-17 4:23:09 PM  
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2021-09-17 4:26:15 PM  
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2021-09-17 4:28:19 PM  
I gotta get my kids to the gym in 26 minutes!
 
2021-09-17 4:28:22 PM  
BMI for children is useless, because of all the child bodybuilders.
 
2021-09-17 4:29:10 PM  
I can't be the only one who looked in the mirror too much during the shutdown and thought "man, you need to fix this."


...so I'm fixing it.
 
2021-09-17 4:32:22 PM  
Obviously a plot to drive up vaccines in kids since obesity is a risk factor for poor covid outcome
 
2021-09-17 4:33:24 PM  
we have a growing generation of giants with zero body fat to be found amidst their rippling muscles

Sounds like the typical Farker.
 
2021-09-17 4:33:27 PM  
I lost a significant amount of weight going into the lockdowns.

I've since found it.
 
2021-09-17 4:39:28 PM  
I went on a keto diet (I actually really enjoy this diet) and started lifting a month back...down 20 pounds. shiats wild yo but if you go by my BMI I'm obese at 5'10" 210lbs even though I can bench my own weight.

So on an individual scale it's kind of busted but for a mass group of people it paints a good picture I think.
 
2021-09-17 4:41:42 PM  
That poor kid, hahahaha

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2021-09-17 4:44:29 PM  

Super Chronic: Before the inevitable "BMI is crap" posts, I would point out that information like this is actually consistent with what BMI was originally intended for -- to report on population-wide data, not for individual health metrics.

BMI is crap when you hear stuff like "if your BMI is over __ it means you're a fatty and you need to stop eating, fatty."

In other words: illallowit.jpg


Don't forget that the CDC data simply said that "the rate of the increase" had doubled.  I.e. d2m/dt2.  So while BMI should be bunk for individuals (for those claiming it doesn't apply, throw yourself in a pool.  If you float, it probably does), it isn't nearly as bad as asking CNN to understand what a second derivative is, nor how to correctly interpret it.  And yes, I stopped reading there so if some CNN.com writer actually wrote something smart to flee a sinking ship, sue me.

/so we are probably farked
//and the real issue is if the freshman 15 turns into the covid 19
///and what type of habits will we have in the "after times", if the unvaxed will ever let us get there
 
2021-09-17 4:46:38 PM  
I was a fat kid until I hit puberty.  Then I had acne.  So it was a lose-lose.
 
2021-09-17 4:47:52 PM  
People are getting fatter and less healthy.

BMI is a load of bullshiat.

Both these things can be true.
 
2021-09-17 4:48:13 PM  

tuxq: I can't be the only one who looked in the mirror too much during the shutdown and thought "man, you need to fix this."


...so I'm fixing it.


We remodeled the bath and repositioned that one particular mirror.
 
2021-09-17 4:51:58 PM  
Drove through a school zone last week, and it was shocking how many little butterballs I saw. They are going to have sick miserable lives if it isn't fixed.

/large sugar tax
//restrictions on foodstamps for soda and other garbage
///restrictions on advertisements aimed at kids
 
2021-09-17 4:52:39 PM  
The reaction to the COVID-19 is the greatest mistake in the history of the world. It will be the gift that keeps giving.
Good job.
 
2021-09-17 4:57:18 PM  
Make it illegal to feed kids in an unhealthy way.  Jail parents with fat kids.  But the fat kids in government run boot camps where they will learn to be a useful part of the collective.

Problem solved.
 
2021-09-17 4:59:00 PM  

BobCumbers: The reaction to the COVID-19 is the greatest mistake in the history of the world.


Yes, I agree, anti-mask, antivax morons have certainly made this more painful for everyone thanks to their childish, ignorant reaction to basic precautions and basic science, and the reaction of Covid skeptics has lead to many, many, many more needless deaths than we'd otherwise have had if those selfish, foolish idiots had acted like adults from the start instead of the belligerent, contrarian assholes that they are.

That's what you mean, right?
 
2021-09-17 5:00:55 PM  
COVID :

"Fat, unhelathy kids.... are .mmmm mmm good!"
 
2021-09-17 5:04:02 PM  
Farkers who moan about BMI:
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2021-09-17 5:04:26 PM  
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The Future is NOW
 
2021-09-17 5:05:32 PM  
Huh, I wonder if this BMI increase acceleration will fully offset the higher mortality rate of covid among the obese on a population-wide average.
 
2021-09-17 5:06:17 PM  
Heh, according to Ben Garrison, that's exactly what's happening.
 
2021-09-17 5:07:57 PM  

jaytkay: Farkers who moan about BMI:
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Airline seats is not really a good 'gotcha'  since those farkers have been decreasing the width of seats eevery year or so.
 
2021-09-17 5:08:29 PM  

JessieL: BMI is a load of bullshiat.


Not really. It's generally a pretty useful tool
 
2021-09-17 5:08:56 PM  

shoegaze99: BobCumbers: The reaction to the COVID-19 is the greatest mistake in the history of the world.

Yes, I agree, anti-mask, antivax morons have certainly made this more painful for everyone thanks to their childish, ignorant reaction to basic precautions and basic science, and the reaction of Covid skeptics has lead to many, many, many more needless deaths than we'd otherwise have had if those selfish, foolish idiots had acted like adults from the start instead of the belligerent, contrarian assholes that they are.

That's what you mean, right?


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2021-09-17 5:20:18 PM  

wild9: ... started lifting a month back... at 5'10" 210lbs... I can bench my own weight.


Whatever you're doing, keep it up. At that rate you'll be a world record holder before year's end.
 
2021-09-17 5:23:48 PM  

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2021-09-17 5:26:17 PM  

TrashcanMan: jaytkay: Farkers who moan about BMI:
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Airline seats is not really a good 'gotcha'  since those farkers have been decreasing the width of seats eevery year or so.


Farkers are still tubby blobs of goo though.
 
2021-09-17 5:26:51 PM  
The pandemic was not so good for my weight or my teeth.  But I have lost 30 pounds this year and I have to get a wisdom tooth out so I have that going for me.  Which is nice.
 
2021-09-17 5:28:34 PM  

Sentient: wild9: ... started lifting a month back... at 5'10" 210lbs... I can bench my own weight.

Whatever you're doing, keep it up. At that rate you'll be a world record holder before year's end.


I didn't mean it like it is a huge thing to brag about. Just from reading up on the whole diet and exercise thing it seems like for an average male, they should be able to bench 90 percent of their body weight. So I'm not way below average or way above average just average for my size.
 
2021-09-17 5:29:47 PM  
The rate of BMI increase nearly doubled. I can't parse that because I doubt that the person who wrote it actually meant to write what those words actually mean. When you're talking about rates and increases in the same sentence you need to be clearer than this.
 
2021-09-17 5:30:18 PM  

Likwit: JessieL: BMI is a load of bullshiat.

Not really. It's generally a pretty useful tool


Not really. As I say above, at the population level, it can be useful -- unless we believe that the entirety of the population started lifting weights all at once. At the individual level it falls short. There's the obvious point about it not accounting for individual variation in muscle mass and density. More fundamentally, the categories of "normal" and "overweight" and "obese" mean nothing other than that a person is at a certain percentile of the population; it does not correspond to, for example, any inflection point in the risk factors for heart disease, type II diabetes, etc. There are much better, and easily accessible, ways of getting at this data, mostly by way of blood test. And for dieting? Your guide should be what you see in a mirror or, if you insist on measurable progress, your waist size or even just your weight relative to what it used to be.
 
2021-09-17 5:37:04 PM  
Hey, hey, hey, has anyone in this thread said that BMI is all bullshiat?  If not I call dibs!

I'm SO SmArT!
 
2021-09-17 5:39:18 PM  

EvilElecBlanket: Drove through a school zone last week, and it was shocking how many little butterballs I saw. They are going to have sick miserable lives if it isn't fixed.

/large sugar tax
//restrictions on foodstamps for soda and other garbage
///restrictions on advertisements aimed at kids


In your haste to restrict food stamps you waddled right past "safe and interactive places to run and play"

Children need to build their bodies, not just shrink them, and they are far too sedentary.

If only there was a national campaign....we could call it "Presidential Fitness Challenge" or "Let's Move!"

You know....after you restrict what their families get to eat and see.
 
2021-09-17 5:42:08 PM  
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2021-09-17 5:43:08 PM  

BobCumbers: The reaction to the COVID-19 is the greatest mistake in the history of the world. It will be the gift that keeps giving.
Good job.


Be of good cheer, Sir!
Our next global pandemic we will be so much better prepared!

Truly, so much time pass between the last one
Frankly, I blame air travel.
Far, far too much of it, really.

Risky business, that.
 
2021-09-17 5:48:06 PM  
BMI?  PfffT!  I got my 10 free CDs, TRY AND FIND ME FOR THE TWO I GOTTA BUY, A-HOLES!!
 
2021-09-17 5:51:23 PM  

Super Chronic: There are much better, and easily accessible, ways of getting at this data, mostly by way of blood test.


A blood test of more easily accessible than a scale? K

I forgot, farkers are all jacked under their boob fat, so BMI just isn't properly accounting for their muscle density

🙄
 
2021-09-17 5:54:09 PM  

Likwit: Super Chronic: There are much better, and easily accessible, ways of getting at this data, mostly by way of blood test.

A blood test of more easily accessible than a scale? K



If you want to know your risk factors for heart disease and diabetes, yes, get a blood workup once a year. For the vast majority of us, that's not too much to ask. Anything you measure on a daily basis will just be noise anyway.
 
2021-09-17 6:26:52 PM  

parasol: EvilElecBlanket: Drove through a school zone last week, and it was shocking how many little butterballs I saw. They are going to have sick miserable lives if it isn't fixed.

/large sugar tax
//restrictions on foodstamps for soda and other garbage
///restrictions on advertisements aimed at kids

In your haste to restrict food stamps you waddled right past "safe and interactive places to run and play"

Children need to build their bodies, not just shrink them, and they are far too sedentary.

If only there was a national campaign....we could call it "Presidential Fitness Challenge" or "Let's Move!"

You know....after you restrict what their families get to eat and see.


The unfortunate part is often the policies are voluntary.  We need a national fitness boot camp for the unfit.  At the begginning of each semester, have every student take a BMI test.  If they are outside the ideal range (whatever the range) they have one semester to get back into shape.  If they fail twice, they go to the national boot camp and get made fit by boot camp instructors.

Problem solved.
 
2021-09-17 6:35:26 PM  

Super Chronic: Likwit: JessieL: BMI is a load of bullshiat.

Not really. It's generally a pretty useful tool

Not really. As I say above, at the population level, it can be useful -- unless we believe that the entirety of the population started lifting weights all at once. At the individual level it falls short. There's the obvious point about it not accounting for individual variation in muscle mass and density. More fundamentally, the categories of "normal" and "overweight" and "obese" mean nothing other than that a person is at a certain percentile of the population; it does not correspond to, for example, any inflection point in the risk factors for heart disease, type II diabetes, etc. There are much better, and easily accessible, ways of getting at this data, mostly by way of blood test. And for dieting? Your guide should be what you see in a mirror or, if you insist on measurable progress, your waist size or even just your weight relative to what it used to be.


I don't see what the problem with the BMI is. It's perfectly fine and accurate for most people. The two groups for whom it doesn't work well are exceptionally tall people, and exceptionally muscular people. For everyone else, it's about right.

It's not meant to diagnose diseases like diabetes or heart disease. It's simply a height/weight measurement, which is broadly useful to gauge one's general weight range, even at the individual level for most people.
 
2021-09-17 6:45:42 PM  

sinner4ever: Screw you!
My kids are grown and I want my future grandkids to be spoiled and to have a better life than I had.
That is where boomers went wrong. Every generation wants better for their kids and grandkids but the bommers only care about themselves.


And for my grandparents generation
 
2021-09-17 6:46:18 PM  

woodjf: sinner4ever: Screw you!
My kids are grown and I want my future grandkids to be spoiled and to have a better life than I had.
That is where boomers went wrong. Every generation wants better for their kids and grandkids but the bommers only care about themselves.

And for my grandparents generation


Ffs I had something to add.
 
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