Saturday, June 27, 2009

A Ha!

More good news for me!

Excess Pounds, but Not Too Many, May Lead to Longer Life - The New York Times

The report, published online last week in the journal Obesity, found that overall, people who were overweight but not obese — defined as a body mass index of 25 to 29.9 — were actually less likely to die than people of normal weight, defined as a B.M.I. of 18.5 to 24.9.

By contrast, people who were underweight, with a B.M.I. under 18.5, were more likely to die than those of average weight. Their risk of dying was 73 percent higher than that of normal weight people, while the risk of dying for those who were overweight was 17 percent lower than for people of normal weight.

Nice, I am now that much closer to being healthy, and I didn't have to do a damn thing! Granted, I still have some work to do... To tell you the truth, it actually encourages me to get a bit healthier, as instead of a huge ordeal, I just need to make a few tweeks to get in the target zone. More some exercise, better food, less portions, and I'll be looking (and feelin') good.

I think that I'll go under the house and pull out my bikes. Tear them down and assemble the good parts into a "franken-hardtail" urban bike. W00t!

[h/t: Lifehacker]


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