Time to adjust scales for healthier weight standards

14:33, June 24, 2010      

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(Source: China Daily)

Cast aside the images of large men and women that first enter your head when the topic of weight rears its ugly head. Many popular newspapers and magazines in the West have fully embraced the obesity apologist movement. Being extremely fat is to be accepted among politically correct circles these days.

It's not the human cattle grazing at the nearby junk food chain or those waddling down the confectionary aisle in the supermarket that one wishes to question, though. Undeniably they are incredibly unhealthy and need to take drastic action if they wish to function normally in society.

The puzzle lies at the other end of the spectrum, compounded by living in Beijing: what is an acceptable healthy weight and what is too thin?

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