(Closed) Advice on losing weight & getting fit when your BMI is normal

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 32
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Newbee

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@AB Bride:  you are correct. There is no incorrect way to calculate BMI because it is just a formula (posted above). The debate is whether or not BMI is a good tool to use. It is not the most accurate if you have a large frame or are quite muscular, but for the average population its a quick and dirty way to measure body mass. 

 

Post # 33
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

No I am saying that if I listened to those charts that I would be considered overweight. I am not overweight and I have a small frame that is toned from all of the hiking. If I listened to bmi, I

I might be depressed about that. On the matter of bmi, if you have muscle, it considers you overweight and it simply is not true. By

my height and build technically I am underweight.

Post # 34
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

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@Glenda_the_good_witch:  You are saying one thing and not fully comprehending what some of us wrote.

Is using BMI accurate to say if someone needs to lose weight?  No, not all the time.  BMI can still be accurately measured, it’s just a number.

Just as your mass is just a number.  It can be determined accurately.  It’s a number.  That number alone doesn’t give the full picture.

 

What you wrote above would mean the formulas for the calculators were incorrect.

Post # 35
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

If you say so. I am pretty sure that I said what some others have posted.

Post # 36
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Buzzing bee

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@DaneLady:  +1

I’m within my normal BMI range (22), and I’ve been strength training to see results since weight isn’t really a problem for me. I just want to be more firm, and in my experience, you don’t get that from cardio alone. Women don’t bulk up naturally, so don’t be afraid to lift those heavy weights!

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