Last month, the Independent posted an article on a study that found that tall people more likely to be successful in life. It states “The findings are the strongest evidence yet that size matters when it comes to future success.” Apparently, we are more likely to succeed or earn more that our shorter (and heavier) counterparts.
The article makes a link between BMI and height: there is a connection between high BMI and short stature when it comes to socioeconomic status.
“The study found that shorter height led to lower levels of education, lower job status, and less income, particularly in men; while higher BMI resulted in lower income and greater deprivation in women.”
Not that we need another one, but I guess here’s another reason to be happy about being tall. 🙂 Have a look for yourself, the full article can be found here.
Original article written by Jonathan Owen for Independent.co.uk