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Old 03-01-2008, 09:17 PM   #1
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Hello,

Determine your body fitness = calculating your BMI "In my opinion"

so what is BMI ?
Body Mass Index (BMI) can be used to indicate if you are overweight, obese, underweight or normal. It will, however, overestimate fatness in people who are muscular or atheletic. Because of these problems, this body mass index calculator shows extra statistics to help you be informed and judge your own body compared to others of the same height and age.


How can i determine My BMI ?
you can determine it with easy step with bmi calculator

My BMI is ..... what about it ?
Women tend to believe they look their best at values between 20 to 22 and men are usually satisfied with a BMI of 23 to 25. If your BMI is between 17 to 22, your life expectancy is longer than average. You don't need to lose weight.
If your BMI is between 23 and 25, you are not considered overweight by most people. But if your BMI is 26 or more, that's not good. But you knew that already.


what about BMI world statics ?
See this static
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If you have Another information about BMI please supply us with it.
thank you in advance and I hope My first thread here in this great forums contain useful information. and I hope you have good BMI.
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Old 03-01-2008, 11:03 PM   #2
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Hi, welcome to 3fc

We have a BMI calculator on site at http://www.3fatchicks.com/Diets/Calc...MI_Calculator/ that may be of help
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Old 03-10-2008, 06:06 PM   #3
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It is the same
thank you very much for sharing this
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Old 03-11-2008, 07:22 AM   #4
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I don't really agree.

BMI is a good average for determining a proper weight range for someone, but I don't think that it equates to fitness level.

For instance, I am larger currently than my SIL...with a higher BMI. But, I teach about 4 dance classes per week, walk, jog, do yoga, and lift weights. I eat healthfully as well.

My SIL, with the smaller BMI, drinks frequently, smokes a pack a day, NEVER exercises unless you count doing crossword puzzles and napping on the couch, and eats a pretty horrible diet-processed food, ONE meal a day, and sips on regular sodas and energy drinks all day.

She has a smaller BMI, but, I am much healthier and more fit than she is.
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Old 03-20-2008, 08:13 PM   #5
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I don't really agree.

BMI is a good average for determining a proper weight range for someone, but I don't think that it equates to fitness level.

For instance, I am larger currently than my SIL...with a higher BMI. But, I teach about 4 dance classes per week, walk, jog, do yoga, and lift weights. I eat healthfully as well.

My SIL, with the smaller BMI, drinks frequently, smokes a pack a day, NEVER exercises unless you count doing crossword puzzles and napping on the couch, and eats a pretty horrible diet-processed food, ONE meal a day, and sips on regular sodas and energy drinks all day.

She has a smaller BMI, but, I am much healthier and more fit than she is.
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I'd have to agree - BMI has little to do with fitness for some people. I have a higher BMI than lots of folks I know, but I eat a healthy, mostly whole foods diet, exercise regularly, and have a body fat percentage in the low-to-mid 20% range (which puts me in the "acceptable" body fat range, nearing the "Fitness" level of 22%).

If I got myself very far into a "healthy" BMI, I'd have to remain athlete-level body fat percentages, because I have a lot of muscle and am built "thick". I'm just about as high a BMI as you can get and can still be considered "normal"...but I am quite fit.
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I heartily agree with mandalinn on this topic. My BMI is on the high end of "overweight" and my goal is still within the overweight ranges.
I have a large frame and am very heavily muscled. I can't imagine what I would look like within "normal" BMI ranges for my height/weight... honestly not that great. people assume now that I am "normal" because I am fit and wear a fairly small size - with a 29.3 BMI i am a size 8 (obese is a BMI of 30)
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I think the BMI is bunk.
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Yeah, the BMI calculator says I am obese. I know that I'm overweight, but I have SUPER broad shoulders (from my mother) and really large bones. (There is something to that "she's just big-boned thing".

If I got down to a BMI of 20, I would look like a bean pole linebacker!
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