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New BMI calculator proposed (BBC) (Read 342 times)

    saw this and thought others may like to use it:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21229387

      Yeah - I had seen that, but I'm not sure it's helpful if we have two different BMI measures... just confuses everyone. Better for people to understand the limitations of  BMI.

       

      But mine is significantly lower with the new calculation Smile

        Mine didnt change much.

          i certainly prefer the new one because it puts me in the middle of the healthy range, as opposed to right on the line with "overweight"  :-)


          A Saucy Wench

            I'm short so mine went up.

             

            I liked the original version way way way way back that never gained any ground because it was a complicated formula using weight, hip circumference and height for women and I think waist and height for men.  did a better job of figuring out if you were muscular or flabby

            I have become Death, the destroyer of electronic gadgets

             

            "When I got too tired to run anymore I just pretended I wasnt tired and kept running anyway" - dd, age 7

              Looks like I went from roughly the middle of normal to roughly the middle of normal (though slightly lower).

              "When a person trains once, nothing happens. When a person forces himself to do a thing a hundred or a thousand times, then he certainly has developed in more ways than physical. Is it raining? That doesn't matter. Am I tired? That doesn't matter, either. Then willpower will be no problem." 
              Emil Zatopek

              fitfatboy


              More cowbell!

                Yeah, mine didn't change much.  My best running weight with my frame is between 175-180#, and that still puts me more than safely in the overweight range.

                 

                I guess my moniker will have to stick around through a couple more iterations of this formula Cool

                STILL HAVING FUN!!!


                Needs more cowbell!

                  Old: 24.55 - healthy

                  New: 25.03 - overweight

                   

                  And I'm currently rocking a size 6-8.

                  I shoot pretty things! ~

                  '14 Goals:

                  • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

                  • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

                    I'm still overweight. I should start running or something.

                      I'm still overweight. I should start running or something.

                       

                      How about growing a few inches?

                         

                        How about growing a few inches?

                         

                        In which direction? Some are easier than others....


                        A Dance with Monkeys

                          "The change means that some tall people previously deemed "overweight" are "normal" under the new proposal, and some short people who were "normal" are now "overweight"."

                           

                          Pays to be tall now, I guess.

                          Live the Adventure. Enjoy the Journey. Be Kind. Have Faith!

                            Old: 20.45

                            New: 19.52, low end of normal.  I should drop a bit of height.

                            Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.

                              Your new BMI: 17.84

                              Your old BMI: 18.16

                               

                              I'm never normal, even less so now...

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