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So I just found out that technically I am considered "obese". I know I'm overweight but when I think of obese I think of FAT people waddling around with rolls everywhere. I'm a little pudgy in some places, but I don't have rolls, and I can walk around just fine, and I'm even still pretty flexible. Is the term obese strictly based on weight vs. height?

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:14 PM on May. 19, 2010 in Health

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  • yes, it is calculated by your BMI, not your outward appearance.

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 2:16 PM on May. 19, 2010

  • the point of staying within your appropriate bmi is for your heart. too much weight is too much work for your heart. obese is a harsh word. try to make some changes!
    good luck!

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 2:58 PM on May. 19, 2010

  • I think that it is wrong though a good chunk of the time :)

    I mean size 12 is "plus" now......who thinks of these things!

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:14 PM on May. 19, 2010

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