We all have days when we feel a little overweight. Okay, we all have a lot of days when we feel a little overweight, but the bigger question is, where do we stand fat wise on the global level? I can’t constantly compare myself to the stick skinny models I pass on the NYC streets daily, but I can definitely compare myself to average people around the world. A team of researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine came up with just the solution:
A calculator “using UN data on population size in 177 countries, together with estimates of global weight from the WHO and mean height from national health examination surveys the team were able to calculate average BMI figures for each country.” When you input your information, it will spit out your BMI as well as how your BMI compares to those around the world. Pretty interesting!
Check out what yours is here. Don’t worry, whatever it is, you’re still amazing!