Saturday, August 4, 2012
Radio Interview on 7/24/12
I just remembered that I could post a link to the radio interview I did on KMUN with Ann Goldeen on July 24th. I came prepared to discuss "Obesity, it's not what you think", but we did wander around the topic somewhat. I really hate hearing my recorded voice, so I haven't listened to this myself, except when I was there recording it.
The points I wanted to get across the most are:
Poor nutrition and a sedentary lifestyle DO cause health problems, in people of ALL sizes.
Everyone should be trying to eat well and move as well as they can, regardless of size.
Diets do not work for 95% of the population.
BMI is not a very accurate measurement of obesity.
Human beings deserve to be treated with dignity and respect, regardless of how they look or what you think is going on with them.
Weight by itself is not a problem except in extreme cases where it impacts mobility or you are starving. Fat people live longer than thin people and are more likely to survive cardiac events. If fat people actually do cost the medical system more, it would be around .12% more, if that.
Just for the fun of it, here's a link to Kate Harding's BMI Project.