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      09-29-2021, 07:49 PM   #23
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I view BMI as one of many kpis to manage.

Think of weight as being potentially harmful over time (later in life) to joints, muscles and heart. All things being equal, the heart, joints and muscles have an easier job to do if there is less weight to contend with.

Even with low body fat percentage, for a heavier individual the heart, muscles and joints have to do more than they would otherwise have to do if the individual had less weight.

BMI is not a cosmetic or aesthetic kpi. You may like how you look, but BMI suggests thinking about how much weight is being carried for your height.
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      09-29-2021, 09:14 PM   #24
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I see you listed some conditions. I would be more concerned with that resting pulse rate and diastolic than the weight.
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      10-10-2021, 09:27 AM   #25
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Meh. Not buying it. Muscle burns calories, improves posture, provides stability for joints preventing injuries and improves mental health. You may have a point for heavy weight body builders but the vast majority of people aren't like that.

BMI always has been a poor indicator of health for active individuals.
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The thing with BMI is it is a good system for a vast majority of Americans to determine over/under weight.

A very small percentage of Americans have a higher than average BMI due to muscle mass.

Just to put it in to perspective, many fitness sites/mags estimate about 10% of the male population can bench 225, and you get into fractions of a percent that can bench over 300. Those are the people that are overweight from muscle on the BMI scale.
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Absolute waist circumference is a more reliable indicator of health because whatever your muscle mass or height, waist size is roughly the same. For men >40", for women >35" is a good indicator you're having or will have other metabolic health issues.
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Measurement is at the umbilical, then? Because I'm a 34 waist, but at least 20lbs over, and certainly not the musclebound I was in my yout.
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Have a drink and watch the movie Idiocracy and realize that it is a foreshadowing of our society and you'll forget all about your BMI chart.
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Have a drink and watch the movie Idiocracy and realize that it is a foreshadowing of our society and you'll forget all about your BMI chart.
The rest of the world going to sh!t is a piss poor reason to allow it to happen to your own personal self, it's actually makes a good argument for trying to prevent it. You'll want to be at the mercy of the coming "healthcare" system as little as possible.
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