Saturday, December 5, 2009

Being Obese

Some of us might be surprised about the US Department of Health's obesity standard. We may indeed be walking around obese. In case you want to know, you can calculate your BMI here. I have been working out with a trainer three days a week and working out a total of six days a week in order to get back to my optimum weight.

When I looked at this photo taken of an obese man by a flight attendant on an American Airline flight, my first thought wasn't about obesity, but about safety. It went something like, "this man is a safety hazard to everyone on that plane in case of an emergency." On the lighter side, I don't know how the flight attendants got the cart up and down the aisle.

What do you think? Should such obese people be required to buy two seats for the safety of the flight?


Corrie Howe said...

Yes, and yes, and yes. Sorry if this is harsh.

Judith Ellis said...

No apology necessary, Corrie. It's just true.