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Old 01-23-2014, 07:53 PM   #59
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S/C/G: 190/137.5/140

Height: 5-4


Originally Posted by Brenda52411 View Post
Is this the BMI that the family doctor keeps referring to? She has a chart that she looks at. I "think" age may play into it, but I know the chart she looks at has height and weight... can't remember what my BMI is, but I'm now getting into the thin area...
No, BMI is a calculation using the height and weight in metric units. My BMI is 24.5(morning weight) and 25.5 (clinic weight in the afternoon with all my clothes). The bodyfat monitor uses bioelectrical impedance.. Body tissue such as muscles, blood vessels and bones have a high water content so they conduct electricity easily. Body fat has a lower conductivity so it judges your percentage of bodyfat by this conductivity.
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