An exciting research study titled 'A century of trends in adult human height' recently came out. The study re-analysed a staggering 1,472 population-based studies, with measurement of height of more than 18.6 million participants to estimate the mean height for people born between 1896 and 1996 in 200 countries. A summary of the study results are presented below. People … [Read more...]
Archives for July 2016
Body Mass Index Alternatives for Tall People
The Body Mass Index (BMI) is a simple screening tool you can use to determine if your weight is putting you at risk of health problems such as heart disease or diabetes. It’s an attempt to quantify the amount of tissue mass (muscle, fat and bone) you have and then categorise you as either underweight, normal weight, overweight or obese. The premise of BMI is very simple. First … [Read more...]
Concert Problems All Tall People Face
I’m a big fan of music and thus a frequent concert goer. As any tall person would know, height at a concert is a huge advantage and brings with it a whole host of benefits: You have an unobstructed view of the band; The air is fresher at the top, especially if you are in a mosh pit; and Your friends can easily find you. Unfortunately, being taller than the … [Read more...]
Are you eating enough to reach your body goals?
A few months ago I came to the harsh realisation that despite what I thought, I wasn’t eating nearly as many calories as I thought I was (or should be eating). At the time, my goal was to reduce my body fat % from 17.8% to about 13% and then start to build lean muscle mass. To try and achieve both these targets I decided to cut down my daily calorie intake whilst at the same … [Read more...]