According to recent estimates, 70.7 percent of Americans are considered “overweight” or “obese” when looking at their Body Mass Index (BMI). Mr. Trump weighs 239 pounds which means that he needs one more pound to be deemed “obese” by BMI’s standards.
Despite his weight problems, his health is considered “excellent”. Experts note that BMI is not an accurate measure of fat as it cannot distinguish between fat and muscle. The fat makes us ill, not the muscle.
However, the President’s BMI doesn’t put him in a minority. Most U.S. adults are obese or overweight. And they fail to get the weekly recommended dose of exercise. Nearly 80% of U.S. adults are weight challenged.
The President Does Need to Lose Some Weight
What’s more, there are some ways of determining fat composition that are more accurate than BMI. X-Rays and a bioelectrical impedance analysis can tell fat from muscle. Measuring waist circumference is another more helpful tool than BMI. If the waist circumference exceeds the hips there is indeed an excess of fat and that person could face premature death.
President’s personal physician Dr. Ronny Jackson promised to design an exercise routine and diet plan fit for the President. Jackson claims that Trump said he would like to lose some weight.
The medic said a “reasonable goal” would be to lose 10-15 pounds this year. Mr. Trump is more enthusiastic about changing his diet than exercising, but Jackson isists he should do both.
Recent tests have shown that the President may be having heart disease and struggles with high cholesterol.
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