If you’re trying to bring your blood pressure to a healthy level, a US study suggests that how much you weigh is more important than how fit you are.
Of course it does. I guess too many fatties were starting to click to the fact that even being salad-eating jogging fanatics won’t magically turn you into Heidi Klum.
Let’s just rattle off the bingo squares, shall we?
Using BMI as a measure of “obesity” (or, well, anything)? Check.
Dancing around the correlation/causation line and pretending ice cream increases homicidality? Check.
Paying no attention to the “but how can you BE obese if you’re a fitness bunny? HAS COSMO LIED TO ME ALL THESE YEARS?” paradox behind the curtain? Check.
Ignoring the likelihood that a heck of a lot of fatties are being put on blood pressure meds they don’t in fact need? Check.
Happily avoiding the question of exactly how one makes oneself “lean” in any kind of predictable, healthy, sustainable way? Check.*
And, of course, the fundamental gripe I have with all fucking ZOMG HEALTH IMPERATIVE stories?
I’m pretty sure there’s no level of blood pressure that will make me live forever.
*For your more intersectional bingo, test conducted which assumes sustained walking is a universal measure of fitness? Check.