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I think the reason that this assertion is not accompanied by how to tell whether or not someone is healthy is that it is about not judging others, rather than how to evaluate one's own health.

Fair enough, as far as it goes. We shouldn't judge others by appearance.

On the other hand, people will read stuff like this, look at the scale, and tell themselves the weight doesn't matter because they're healthy. All without knowing how health or unhealthy they really are.

As a plea to avoid judging others, I understand and applaud the sentiment. But it also carries an invitation to be in denial, by not having any guidelines for the individual looking at himself/herself. That's the part I find unhelpful. Reality is, many of us will read an awful lot of stuff on the internet before going and having a doctor do a specific evaluation on us as individuals. Some of us won't ever get to that professional medical evaluation.

Patzer
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