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05-19-2019 07:15 PM
Maybe Colleen got mixed up with her tall models. I think 5'4" to 5'5" is average height. Why else would they offer petites in many bottoms?
My Dad had an 8mm camera and filmed throughout the 60s, in a variety of US states: NYC, Miami, at the beach, sports venues the pow wows. Judging from his films there were very few very overweight people in the 60s. Maybe a few pounds here and there as people aged....
05-19-2019 07:24 PM
Weight gain is outpacing height gains dramatically. It is estimated that 39.6% of American adults are obese, a large increase from only a decade ago and a dramatic increase from 30 years ago.
05-19-2019 08:53 PM - edited 05-19-2019 08:54 PM
She must have misspoke. I reached my full adult height of 5'8 at the age of 12. I was always the tallest in the class. Even in high school, there were guys shorter than me. The average female height is 5'4.
05-19-2019 09:01 PM
29.2=Overweight BMI (5lb away from Obese)
@sidsmom The average weight and body measurements are really terrible. I wonder if Americans have always been so overweight. I don't remember seeing so many overweight people when I was growing up. My friends and their parents were normal sized.
‘..have always been so overweight....’
When did it start? 60-70’s.
In 1970, the average calorie consumption was 2077.
In 2010, the average calorie consumption was 2590.
Majority of the added 500~ calories were from added
fats/oils/flour products (source: USDA).
What’s stunning is...seeing young children overweight.
Diet/lifestyle guides us to this high average.
05-19-2019 10:04 PM
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