Thursday, April 19, 2012
Do we see ourselves as we really are? I would think that many people would see themselves as heavier than they really are. It turns out that the opposite may be true. A few studies have found that most people underestimate their weight. The number of people making that mistake increases when they're surrounded by overweight people. This is where BMI, although not perfect, may be a good tool to use. It can give a concrete measurement as to whether we are overweight, underweight or at a healthy weigh. It also sounds like changing your habits and outlook on weight can best be served by getting your friends and family to change their habits, too.