Thursday, 6 December 2007

i am obese!

our kompeni had a free health fair in the hq for 2 days where panel doctors and hospitals come over for free physical check-ups for the employees, courtesy of the panels i guess. all sorts of health barometer checks were provided, ranging from the normal blood pressure, urine sample, blood cholesterol up to a miniature camera probe into your ear canals to display the beauty inside and a rare opportunity to look at your own ear drums and displayed on a huge 29" inch tv for everybody to see.

i have never gone through these physical check-ups after the ones i had before the employment, or was it the check up required for the scholarship many many years ago. the results? nothing spectacular considering the sedentary life that i'm living right now. blood pressure normal at 120/80, urine sample clear of any abnormalities, cholesterol counts slightly above healthy levels, bmi slightly above normal at 26+. i even got to check the strength of my lower back even though i had to go through that little red-faced moment having the cute girl attaching the pad-like electrodes just slightly above the crack of the butt. on top of that, i had to unbuckle and unhook my pants to tuck back my shirt while her face were virtually a few inches behind my bottom in the minuscule makeshift cubicle provided. it must've been that obvious that she assured me there was nothing peculiar while she helped me tuck in the shirt, into the underwear, duh!

however, apparently my body fat ratio is like 26+% also! for the uninitiated, healthy males are supposed to have less than 20% body fat ratio and 20-25% body fat ratio are considered overweight and above that, obese! err, ok i might have the beautiful six-pack hidden nicely under a nice comfortable padding but obese?! let me google the meaning of obese...

[quote]o·bese (-bs)

Extremely fat; very overweight.[/quote]
hmmm! however, the more important fat, visceral fat stands at 11%. not bad considering the maximum level for a healthy man is 10%. just a little bit of exercise and some healthy diet bout will get me within the ideal range.


so, we are not the all superior human being after all. bumped into this news while perusing the in-tech section of thebintang today.

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