Yea, but very few people are on that level where their weight is mostly muscle mass. If you compare the number of overweight and obese people from 1970, and 2010, it's a huge difference. Our culture supports it, everything is about convenience, and doing shit fast because you have no time to do any normal things like cook or exercise.
Shit, I noticed a huge difference in the last 10 years. I use to be like 1 of 5 fat kids in my whole elementary school, and now I'm skinny and the tables have turned, making me a minority again amongst a bunch of chubby young adults. Wtf
It's not healthy and it's a waste of a life to be seriously overweight. We shouldn't just act like it's no big deal, because it is. You go to the midwest and nearly everyone is at least overweight, (got a sizable gut).
I say again, I'm not debating that our country is fat. I DO believe that it's not nearly as bad as it is made out to be. Is it bad? Sure, but is it at a catastrophic level? I don't believe the sky is falling yet.
You don't have to be a body builder to have enough muscle mass to weigh 180-200 pounds if you're in the average 5'10-6'00 range. Wolfie has a 34 waist and is considered overweight. I've got a 32 waist and I'm considered overweight. On the other end of the spectrum, a 5'10 tall man can weigh 130 and be classified as healthy? That's absurd -- he'd be gaunt and look like one of those coked out female french models. The chart simply has problems.
In relation to the rest of the world, again -- I'm not denying our country is fat. But if we're all going to be called fat (including myself and a few other posters here, according to the chart), then the chart needs to be reworked OR doctors could take an ACTUAL BMI reading and get, you know, real results instead of speculations.
On a semi-related note, it's humorous to see how hard people/doctors/media pushes for women to not starve themselves to look like models and girls on TV, yet the chart they use to justify 'healthy vs. unhealthy' would lead many of those same women to look in the sub-120 range to be classified as 'healthy'.