Whats your BMI (Body Mass Index)?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Scarlet Fever, Aug 25, 2006.

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Whats your BMI?

  1. <18.5

    17 vote(s)
    20.5%
  2. 18.5-24.9

    46 vote(s)
    55.4%
  3. 25-29.9

    14 vote(s)
    16.9%
  4. >30

    6 vote(s)
    7.2%
  1. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

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    #1
    your BMI can be calculated in both metric and imperial from here.

    I'm the low end of normal; 19.4.

    How is the rest of the MR community?

    Please note that these calculators don't account for all body types. Muscle weighs more than fat, so a person with lots of muscle bulk can come up with a high BMI. It's just a guide for the average person.

    According to the BMI, Ian Thorpe, gold-medalist Australian swimmer, is obese.

    edit: this calculator is pretty good as well.
     
  2. Ashapalan macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    24.45
    'You are in the healthy weight range.'

    And going down at a fast rate since my running began 6 weeks ago ;)
     
  3. savanahrose macrumors 6502a

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  4. Deepdale macrumors 68000

    Deepdale

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    #4
    BMI = 23 ... I would expect a good result after having lost 50 pounds and kept it all off.
     
  5. Unorthodox macrumors 65816

    Unorthodox

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    17.5
    I'm a skinny bastard :p

    But I just started my 15,000 calorie diet.

    Ahhhh... It's good to be skinny.
    I can eat nothing but junk food for a whole month and not gain an ounce.
    Some people I know nibble on a carrot and gain 5lbs.
     
  6. j26 macrumors 65832

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    #6
    24.9

    But I've lost a bit of weight in the last while, so I was over 25.
     
  7. count chocula macrumors 6502a

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    both gave me 19.4 just like the op. 6'2" 151 lb at 15 years old.

    haha, same here. :D
     
  8. Shaun.P macrumors 68000

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    #8
    I am 27.9, but over a year ago it would have been 34.8.

    That corresponds to a loss of 54 lbs.
     
  9. paddy macrumors 6502a

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  10. Shaun.P macrumors 68000

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  11. paddy macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, in that case I'm 18.5, borderline underweight!
     
  12. emw macrumors G4

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    #12
    Previous thread reference; although it didn't have an official poll, so this is a nice follow-up. ;)
     
  13. wozzlewoozle macrumors regular

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    woo whooo 31.2!!!

    but, since I can bench press more than any fat guy at the gym weighs it means nothing.
     
  14. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    #14
    20.4.....so i'm skinny, but not that skinny. i'm 5'11 and between 145-150 pounds....but i do look skinny
     
  15. emw macrumors G4

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    #15
    Yeah, that's one of the problems with a generalized figure like the BMI - it doesn't take into account why you weigh more than a "healthy" normal weight.

    Some other stats to be looking at instead of just BMI would include Body Fat Percentage and perhaps even resting heart rate, both of which are indicators of fitness.
     
  16. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    #16
    Not surprising, I'm underweight, which is interesting, because I eat more than my whole family, my stepgrandfather eats a little less than I do and there's a weight difference of a hundred pounds. :( Course we aren't related by blood but still...:S

    15.9 BMI
     
  17. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    #17
    My resting heart rate is perfect, last time it was checked. So was resting blood pressure.
     
  18. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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  19. rockthecasbah macrumors 68020

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    #19
    20.9 - 21.4 depending on what my weight is from my last check up, then i added 5 lbs since i don't think i lost any (we don't have a scale in my house so a bit of guesswork is involved :) )
     
  20. Dr.Gargoyle macrumors 65816

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    25... Yesssss, I am fat! Now I just might get that Santa Claus gig... :D
     
  21. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    #21
    i eat more than anyone i know....and i'm still skinny

    what is your resting heart rate? last time i did mine when i first woke up was 38
     
  22. miniConvert macrumors 68040

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    #22
    20.7 here, I'm reassured that society has found some way of terming me 'normal'.
     
  23. XIII macrumors 68040

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    #23
    20.4 for me, BMI.

    When I was in hospital, they took my heart rate (before the op) to check everything was ok.. I have a resting heart rate of 48, which they said was very low. 38 is pretty mad..
     
  24. vniow macrumors G4

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  25. elfin buddy macrumors 6502a

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    #25
    I take issue with this BMI. I know it's not supposed to be for all body types, but if that's so, shouldn't the site mention that more specifically? It rates me as 24.4, high-normal. Problem is that I have more of a stocky build than a 'typical' one. I'm not skinny, but am still far from fat or even borderline overweight.

    I don't like "calculators" like this, which lump all people into a single category regardless of body type. You cannot always reliably tell whether a person is healthy or obese based on two pieces of data.
     

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