Does any body know how to figure your bmi? (body mass index)
I know you have to have your hight and weight, but how do you figure it?
I can use the onlIne caulators but I wanted to figure my own bmi.
and I realize you can not figure your muscle mass when figuring bmi.
I do know the numbers=
1. a bmi of 19 under indicates you are under weight.
2. a bmi of 20-24 normal weight.
3.a bmi of 25 29 indicates you are over weight.
4.a bmi of 30 or more indicates you are obese.
Most of you know this, but for the ones that don't here it is, if you know what your bmi is, it may help you to figure out a good goal weight for you.
in a safely/healthy and time matter.
if your number is above 30, obesity is associated with an increase risk for heart disease,diabetes, and other life-threatening diseases.
I dont care much for BMI as it doesnt really take into account for muscle mass. I suppose it could be more accurate for women, but I still perfer gauging one's bodyfat percentage for either sex. According to BMI I am overweight at 6'0 199 lbs., but my bodyfat is below normal.
As far as Lenin's description it looks something like this: weight/(height)squared = x. So x multiplied by 703 = BMI
For example: Let's say you are 5'10 and 200 lbs. So, 200/70 squared = 200/4900 = .041
x = .041
Now, .041 multiplied by 703 = 28.82
BMI = 28.82
According to BMI, a 5'10 person would roughly have to be under 175 to be considered "normal". At 6'0 about 184 lbs. and at 5'8 roughly 165 lbs.
oh ok thanks dave,
I don't care to much for the bmi neither, just don't really trust those online caulators.
I guess them bim's tells us were way over weight if we go beyond 25, but kinda useless like we don't know?...unless someone was wanting to know what goal weight to set.