Callahan, Maria
October 2005
Just Out;10/21/2005, Vol. 22 Issue 24, p18
Discusses the issues behind the Body Mass Index (BMI) in the medical and fitness world. Definition of BMI; Contributions of BMI to size oppression; Suggestion of the writer that an individual should create their own version of physical fitness programs rather than using BMI tape.


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