Posts tagged Health
Being a Force for Good (In a World Often Marked by Bad)

I wholeheartedly believe that there’s a positive correlation between happiness and kindness. Despite living in a world that’s more interconnected than ever, we are more disconnected and isolated than we have ever been. How many people do you encounter on a daily basis that you don’t really see? Whether that be on your daily commute, at the gym, or even at the office beyond your self-contained cubicle?

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"What If?"

In my time as a dietetic intern at one of the local hospitals I had the opportunity to meet a woman with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 95. Now, BMI isn’t my favorite way of measuring health status, but a BMI of 95 put this individual five categories above “morbidly obese.” The Center for Disease Control doesn’t even have a named classification for a BMI that high. For those of you who aren’t as familiar with BMI as I am, that means that this individual was 5’4” and approximately 500lbs.

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