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Re: American woman - average height


@sidsmom wrote:

@Tinkrbl44 wrote:

@Homegirl wrote:

I just heard the host (Colleen, I think) on HSN state the average height of the American woman is 5'8".  She then related it to some other feature of clothing that I didn't catch.  (Did anyone?)

 

In any event, that statistic did not sound right at all.  A bit of checking confirmed the average height is still 5'4".  I don't know where she came up with her statistic.


 

@Homegirl 

 

A bit of checking WHERE?      It would be so helpful if people listed their sources.  Where did you come up with your statistic?  


@Tinkrbl44 

Post #7

Source: Centers for Disease Control


@Homegirl  & @Tinkrbl44 , as well as Post #20.

 

Tink, I am big on sources, but really, this is the kind of statement that can so easily be corroborated by anyone with a quick google.


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Re: American woman - average height


@halfpint1 wrote:

There are not anyone short like me any more--inherited--5ft.Hard to buy clothes but I manage.


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Re: American woman - average height

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I'm guessing she misspoke or you misheard.  There is noway Colleen thinks the average height of a woman is 5'8" tall.

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Re: American woman - average height


@suzyQ3 wrote:

@sidsmom wrote:

@Tinkrbl44 wrote:

@Homegirl wrote:

I just heard the host (Colleen, I think) on HSN state the average height of the American woman is 5'8".  She then related it to some other feature of clothing that I didn't catch.  (Did anyone?)

 

In any event, that statistic did not sound right at all.  A bit of checking confirmed the average height is still 5'4".  I don't know where she came up with her statistic.


 

@Homegirl 

 

A bit of checking WHERE?      It would be so helpful if people listed their sources.  Where did you come up with your statistic?  


@Tinkrbl44 

Post #7

Source: Centers for Disease Control


@Homegirl  & @Tinkrbl44 , as well as Post #20.

 

Tink, I am big on sources, but really, this is the kind of statement that can so easily be corroborated by anyone with a quick google.


And that's exactly why I didn't list the multitude of sources available all saying the same thing.  

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Re: American woman - average height


@ballinmom wrote:

@PUPPY LIPS wrote:
Remember that muscle weighs more than fat. Two people of the same height and weight can look very different, one fit and one fat.

No, a pound of fat weighs the same as a pound of muscle. You are correct in that muscle is more dense than fat, so they look completely different. Don't mean to split hairs, it's the science teacher in me.Smiley Happy


Well yes, obviously.  You were not splitting hairs.  With the same volume of each, muscle weighs more.

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Re: American woman - average height


@PUPPY LIPS wrote:

@ballinmom wrote:

@PUPPY LIPS wrote:
Remember that muscle weighs more than fat. Two people of the same height and weight can look very different, one fit and one fat.

No, a pound of fat weighs the same as a pound of muscle. You are correct in that muscle is more dense than fat, so they look completely different. Don't mean to split hairs, it's the science teacher in me.Smiley Happy


Well yes, obviously.  You were not splitting hairs.  With the same volume of each, muscle weighs more.


A pound of muscle weighs the same as a pound of fat.

 

A pound of muscle takes up less volume than a pound of fat. 

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Re: American woman - average height


@PUPPY LIPS wrote:

@KittyLouWhoToo wrote:

@PUPPY LIPS wrote:
Remember that muscle weighs more than fat. Two people of the same height and weight can look very different, one fit and one fat.

@PUPPY LIPS 

 

We don't have a muscularity epidemic in this country.  We have an obesity epidemic.

 

 


@KittyLouWhoToo I did not say otherwise.  I am just pointing out that weight does not tell the whole story on someone's fitness level.  Very fit and healthy people can and do fall into the overweight, even obese category on the government chart.


@PUPPY LIPS 

 

Very few.  Unless you are an elite strength athlete with a lot of muscle (and only some of those will have a high BMI) you are going to show up on a BMI chart as obese only if you are indeed obese, or at least overweight.

 

BMI has it's problems, but it is actually quite useful for the average population and people who work out and are "very fit".  And many people who look "fit and healthy" are indeed carrying a high percentage of bodyfat. I work as a trainer and I see this all the time.  BMI won't give you that information, but a reliable bodyfat evaluation will.

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Re: American woman - average height


@Homegirl wrote:

@Tinkrbl44 , it's pretty easy to find.  There's no mystery involved.  No hidden sources. And there are a lot of sources.  


 

@Homegirl 

 

I'm sure there's no "mystery", but it's been customary to include the source.   Just because someone states something to be factual doesn't mean it is.   

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Re: American woman - average height


@Tinkrbl44 wrote:

@Homegirl wrote:

@Tinkrbl44 , it's pretty easy to find.  There's no mystery involved.  No hidden sources. And there are a lot of sources.  


 

@Homegirl 

 

I'm sure there's no "mystery", but it's been customary to include the source.   Just because someone states something to be factual doesn't mean it is.   


@Tinkrbl44 

 

People post things here all the time without a source, so I don't see how including the source has become "customary".

 

I always look things up anyway, source provided or not.

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Re: American woman - average height


@KittyLouWhoToo wrote:

@Tinkrbl44 wrote:

@Homegirl wrote:

@Tinkrbl44 , it's pretty easy to find.  There's no mystery involved.  No hidden sources. And there are a lot of sources.  


 

@Homegirl 

 

I'm sure there's no "mystery", but it's been customary to include the source.   Just because someone states something to be factual doesn't mean it is.   


@Tinkrbl44 

 

People post things here all the time without a source, so I don't see how including the source has become "customary".

 

I always look things up anyway, source provided or not.


 

@KittyLouWhoToo 

 

And people post things here all the time that just aren't true ... we've both seen some really ridiculous "facts" on here.   

 

My point was simply that  including a source gives credibility to the statement.   Period.