Need Somewhere to Enter Caliper Measurements For BMI
As a "clydesdale" representative, I need to say that the BMI indicator needs to take caliper measurements into account rather than just tape.
FitDay currently tells me my BMI is 28.95.
When I use the 7 Site Jackson/Pollock method, I get 11.02.
Just sayin. For some people the phrase "big boned" is not sarcasm.
BMI is not the same as body fat percentage which is what's being measured by calipers.
Fair enough, I hadn't considered that distinction. However, it makes my point just that much more relevant. BMI as a simple function of heigh vs. weight is almost useless for anyone who exercises and/or (as in my case) has a natural BMI which is not precisely average. Very few people try to lose weight without exercising, so I think it's safe to say fitday is meant for people who would rather track their bodyfat than an arbitrary index of weight only.
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