Hello and welcome to the sixth episode of the Two-Eyed Seeing. In this episode, we’re going to be talking about something very near to my heart. It’s about BMI or also known as Body Mass Index, and we’re going to go into this in some depth, so if you have issues with Body Image, you may find this very interesting to listen to. So Stay Tuned!
THE HISTORY OF THE BODY MASS INDEX (BMI)
In this episode, I’m going to talk about the Body Mass Index. Since we have many misconceptions and misinterpretations about this topic. I am going to elaborate on the true purpose of the Body Mass Index. I am also going to talk about the history of BMI and why it was created to measure us humans. Listen and learn, this topic is very interesting!
IN THIS EPISODE:
[1:14] Introduction and context for this episode – The BMI or the Body Mass Index and its history.
[3:30] The racist history of the Body Mass Index.
[5:39] The development of Body Mass Index through the course of history.
[7:51] The true purpose of Body Mass Index and the intention of the inventor is to measure population over time.
[12:23] The common misconceptions and misunderstandings about BMI - not a good indicator.
[13:20] We should look at other measures to define ourselves in terms of health.
[15:58] I look at many other things and measures to diagnose my patients which are not offensive.
[17:12] My opinion about the Body Mass Index.
[19:12] We need to get rid of the misinterpretations about the Body Mass Index.
[19:51] My final statements and takeaways.