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24 Oct

Wednesday Link Love

Sugar Causes Premature WrinklingBack in Skinny Jeans

The Flawed BMI: a Pictorial Guide to Real Women – Flickr via Diet Blog

‘Crazy Vegan’ Teacher Pushes Diet on Kids: the ScoopVeggie Chic

Crabby Is Happy. We Are Confused.Cranky Fitness

Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds (plus a fresh new page design) – Interactive Health

Bored Tastebuds? Try These 10 Unexpected Health Foods!Laurel on Health Food

Simple, Effective Diet Tip: Put Down That Fork!FitSugar

Did You Know This Week Brings Us National Bologna Day, Boston Cream Pie Day, and National Nut Day? Yeah. At Least the Nuts Are Healthy.Slashfood

5 Stupidly Simple Tips Cut a Woman’s Heart Attack Risk by 92%That’s Fit

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  1. Thanks for the lovely linkage!

    And yes, it is confusing, but don’t worry, Crabby will be back to her usual grouchy self soon.

    Lots of great blogs and website in there, thanks for the list! Will definitely check some of these out.

    Crabby McSlacker wrote on October 24th, 2007
  2. I looked through those “flawed BMI” images, and I’ll be honest with you: while there were a few muscular athetlic types who clearly are not overweight, the vast majority of those labeled “overweight” and “obese” do have a weight problem. Last year I came across some old staff photos in our school storage room. What struck me was how nearly all of the women in the photos were slim, and nobody was obese. Look at our former first ladies from Jackie Kennedy to Nancy Reagan, they all remained slender through their adult years. Eighty-year-old Rosalyn Carter is still healthy and active. I wonder how many of those with “flawed BMIs” will be free of heart disease and diabetes when they reach retirement age.

    Sonagi wrote on October 26th, 2007
  3. Our pleasure, Crabby 😉 It’s cool to see more and more great health and fitness blogs.


    I think you make a good observation. I used to work with kids before doing writing and web stuff (this was in college), and I noticed how much “thicker” children are, generally, than even a decade ago. Norms have certainly changed. Of course at the other end of the spectrum is the fact that a size 4 actress is considered “full figured” (you hear this sort of stuff a lot in LA) and supermodels are often severely underweight but held up as “beautiful” on magazine covers. Lots of mixed messages being tossed around, I think.

    Sara wrote on October 26th, 2007
  4. Awesome post. Thanks for the info.

    Trislim wrote on August 26th, 2008

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