What's your BMI?

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  1. Lacero macrumors 604

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    I'm currently watching the PBS special Rx for Survival: A Global Health Challenge. The special brought up the subject of obesity in America and the health risks. One of the topics was a person's body mass index.

    http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/bmi/calc-bmi.htm

    I know I'm being a wussy for not telling you guys my BMI index. :eek:
    What's your BMI index?
     
  2. TheMonarch macrumors 65816

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    22.5 :cool: ... What does that mean? :confused: (I know what it is, but why does it matter? Is higher bad for you? Or lower?)
     
  3. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    6'1", 175lbs. 23.1

    Wow. I really need to exercise more. I'm 1.9 away from overweight. Expecially since I'm really like 6' 3/4" and like 177lbs...
     
  4. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    Below 18.5 Underweight
    18.5 – 24.9 Normal
    25.0 – 29.9 Overweight
    30.0 and Above Obese
     
  5. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    22.4
    I beat you by .1! Hooraaayy!!


    I thought BMI was discounted by some scientologists a while ago.
    *shrug*
     
  6. TheMonarch macrumors 65816

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    Grr!... Must... Lose... Weight!!!... Must... Beat.. Katie's BMI!!!



    *pukes*


    :p
     
  7. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    :eek:
    Fine, here, I'll just gain some.
    It's the funnest way.

    /pigs out on okra
    //and spinach
    ///omg, when I pig out the food should be unhealthy
    ////I'm such a loser.
     
  8. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    Tom Cruise has discredited it?

    It seems a little biased towards shorter people to me. I'm reasonably thin, I think, and only 1.9 from "overwieght."
     
  9. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    ...:eek: I really did type "scientologists"

    That's it, I'm going to bed. I'm too tired to think anymore.

    /SCIENTISTS
    //SCIENTISTS
    ///"OMG I LOVE KATIE HOMES!112!@~1`!@!!!"
    ////that was my impression of tom cruise
    /////HILARIOUS!
     
  10. OutThere macrumors 603

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    6'0", 148lbs = 20.1 BMI

    Scientologists be damned. :p
     
  11. TheMonarch macrumors 65816

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    So, Lacero, what's your BMI?



    Com'on. Don't be shy... Remember, 65% of the US is overweight... Your BMI can't be too much worse. ;)
     
  12. leekohler macrumors G5

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    It's not accurate. Mine is 24.4, but I'm 6'3" 195# with an athletic build. I have very low body fat, so this thing is off.
     
  13. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    Lacero. I was watching the same show, by the way. Interesting stuff. The stories about Botswana's efforts to combat AIDS/HIV were awesome. I wish I could get a job there helping out.
     
  14. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    The problem is it doesn't take into account build or conditioning. I'm lower than you, but I'd bet dollars to doughnuts that I'm in worse shape and have more excess fat.
     
  15. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    20.1 according to this...

    but i know i have very little body fat. which this doesn't factor in...
     
  16. jmufellow macrumors regular

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    23.7! Yeah, I'm like 5'10" and 165. I need to exercise more. If I was more muscular, then my weight would be OK, but I'm not :eek:
     
  17. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Many people discredit it. I mean, are they gonna apply the same BMI for little Japanese people as they are for tall Dutch folk? It doesn't make sense, and this is why nobody really takes it seriously.

    BTW:

    Abstract..... 5'10", 169 lbs, BMI = 24.1

    I'm quite fit and healthy, and yet I'm 0.9 points away from being overweight, according to them. Oh, and I'm Chinese, so with their upcoming BMI Index for Asians, I'd probably have a BMI of 72.

    *starts flexing*

    They just can't handle the fact that I have more muscle in my eyebrows than those scientists do in their entire pectoral, lats, delts, tri, and bicep regions! :eek:
     
  18. Lacero thread starter macrumors 604

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    I won't say, since it varies. ;)

    BMI doesn't measure fat since some people have more muscle weight. I guess it's a good indicator of overall health, especially if people are not muscular as me.

    [​IMG]
     
  19. yenko macrumors 6502a

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    Some time ago it was "Pinch An Inch".
    Looks like less than an inch to me. ;)
     
  20. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Ranging from "overweight" to "beached whale"? ;)

    Don't worry. Most Americans are in that range.
     
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    BMI is total ********. I am 5'10, 165, and I am fine, but my friend who is 5'9, about 186lbs, but is ripped and big, great shape, is considered overweight.

    Hmmm...total bs
     
  23. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    I calculated Shaquille O'Neal's BMI a few weeks ago, and it listed him as obese. :rolleyes:
     
  24. yoda13 macrumors 65816

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    31...nice...I have a high muscle mass, but a lot of body fat too. Oh well, must resist eating more chips and salsa...:D
     

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