Are you fatter than you think?
And new research suggests that when it comes to weight, Britain is in dire need of a ... The reading is a VO2 (or volume of oxygen) figure. The average for a 30-year-old man is 41-45 (for a woman, it’s 34-37); for a 40-year-old man, 36-41 (for a woman ...
A tall order
Dr Xia said one 5ft 8in women asked to grow an inch so that she could reach the standard needed to qualify as an international fashion model. But most of the others are under average height ... Gui Ling, a 25-year-old woman, has a smile fixed on her ...
The downside of losing weight
Yet what many won’t realise is that dramatic weight loss can have a deeply distressing side-effect. Wendy Constable, a receptionist from Surrey, learned this the hard way after she dropped from 20st to 10 st (she’s 5ft 4in). At her heaviest ...
Ban on super-skinny models
A BMI of 18.5 or below is currently classed as under-weight by the World Health Organisation. A model who is 5ft 9in tall would have to weigh a minimum 8st 12lb to model. The average catwalk ... Tanya D and Behati Prinsloo would probably be barred.
Why being fat harms a woman's career (but not a man's)
In sharp contrast, only 22 per cent of female chief executives were categorised as overweight, far less than the national average ... her weight is the reason why she has failed to advance to the next level. The 24-year-old from Derby is 5ft 2ins tall ...