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Old 05-21-2010, 05:33 PM
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How is BMI calculated? Is it simply a height/weight ratio?
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Old 05-22-2010, 10:10 AM
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It basically is. However do not pay much attention to BMI unless you are applying for life insurance. For my BMI to be "healthy" I would need to literally have 0% body fat.
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Old 05-31-2010, 05:48 PM
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BMI is calculated using the equation...

BMI = ( Weight in lbs / (Height in inches2 ) x 703

Notice that nowhere in the equation is there any consideration for muscle mass. It was developed back in the late 1800's. I suppose it's fine for somehow who lives a sedentary life, but not for someone who has any above average amount of muscle mass.
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