TEST your BMI

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    Aug 15, 2014 11:19 PM GMT
    http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/info/obesity/what-is-bmi.php

    Mine is 21.6

    More info:
    What Is Obesity?

    An obese person has accumulated so much body fat that it might have a negative effect on their health. If a person's bodyweight is at least 20% higher than it should be, he or she is considered obese. If your Body Mass Index (BMI) is between 25 and 29.9 you are considered overweight. If your BMI is 30 or over you are considered obese.

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    For your infromation. I am just trying to help!

    Why do people become obese?
    http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/info/obesity/

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    Aug 15, 2014 11:31 PM GMT
    but BMI is just height and body mass. it doesn't account for whether the mass is fat, bone or muscles... Hasn't there been discussion on how inaccurate this is?

    waist to hip ratio might be better?
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    Aug 15, 2014 11:38 PM GMT
    leafgreen saidbut BMI is just height and body mass. it doesn't account for whether the mass is fat, bone or muscles... Hasn't there been discussion on how inaccurate this is?

    waist to hip ratio might be better?


    Yes, But it's a start for people to become more self aware! It's explained in the URL'S ABOVE. It might be discussed prior. I did just read how today 2014 over 35% of the US population is considered not just over weight, but clinically obese!
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    Aug 16, 2014 1:25 AM GMT
    21.9 here but I know it doesn't really mean much. icon_confused.gif My cholesterol level is borderline, and my LDL is too high. (As of last year... I hope it's better now.)
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    Aug 16, 2014 1:32 AM GMT
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    Aug 16, 2014 1:41 AM GMT
    I have taken a variety of these tests. Some say I am underweight. Some use your waist size even though I have a couple inches of loose skin. It seems hard to tell what weight is right for an individual. I still think I can take off a few pounds even though I am being told I am underweight at 6'1", 171 lbs and my BMI is 22.6 and that is with a sprained ankle and I can't run.