What Body mass index May (Not) Say Regarding Your Health

 

The BIG Lie About BMIWhat It Doesn’t Tell You About Your Health

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Why BMI Isn’t A Good Measure of Health

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8 Reasons Why BMI Doesn’t Reflect Health

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Is the BMI Chart Accurate?

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Mayo Clinic Minute: The Problem With BMI

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Does your body mass index (BMI) really matter?

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What BMI doesn’t tell you about your health

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The bottom line is that it’s still important to know your BMI. While BMI does not tell you exactly what’s going on with your organs, blood work, mental health or emotional wellness, a good deal of research has shown a link between an overweight or obese BMI and poor health outcomes. BMI is a helpful starting point for looking at your health.

It can start a conversation between you and your. What Your Body Shape — Not BMI — May Reveal About Your Health A new study finds that body shape, specifically where fat deposits occur, may predict the health of your cardiovascular. BMI is a reliable measure of total body fat. High body fat ups your risk for diseases and even death.

People with high BMIs are more likely to develop heart disease or have a stroke, even if they don’t have any other risk factors for these problems. A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is seen as a healthy weight. A BMI between 25.0 and 29.9 is considered overweight. A BMI of 30.0 and above is considered obese.

According to the CDC, the BMI charts are divided up based on how a body mass index category is associated with diseases and mortality. Your BMI and Your Health. BMI offers a fast way for someone to figure out whether or not their weight may be healthy based on a few factors, and although losing weight has health benefits for people of all ages and both sexes, it’s important to take it a step further and calculate your body fat percentage, especially as you start to reach your target weight. Doctors and statisticians for years have used body mass index, or BMI, as an indicator of overall health. Unfortunately, it’s not a great tool for doing so, and reliance on it may create.

People Over Age 65 A BMI of less than 23 in people older than 65 is associated with a higher health risk. And according to a 2014 meta-analysis published in The American Journal of Clinical. You’ve probably heard the term BMI (body mass index).

It’s based on your height and weight, and it’s widely used to determine if you’re in a healthy weight range. But as it. Body mass index (BMI) is a person’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters. BMI is an inexpensive and easy screening method for weight category—underweight, healthy weight, overweight, and obesity.

BMI does not measure body fat directly, but BMI is moderately correlated with more direct measures of body fat 1,2,3. For people who are considered obese (BMI greater than or equal to 30) or those who are overweight (BMI of 25 to 29.9) and have two or more risk factors, it is recommended that you lose weight. Even a small weight loss (between 5 and 10 percent of your current weight) will help lower your risk of developing diseases associated with obesity.

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It has been determined that as the BMI increases to greater than 25, there is an increased risk of developing certain diseases associated with overweight and obesity such as hypertension, coronary heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea and respiratory problems, and osteoarthritis.

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As BMI rises, mortality increases, as increased fat increases risk for diabetes, cardiovascular disease, liver disease, cancer, sleep apnea, arthritis, and other diseases.

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Elsevier Health Sciences, 2019

Through careful construction of BMI categories (such that the category they label “BMI > 40” is actually a combination of those with BMI > 40 and those with BMI > 35 who also have at least one chronic illness), the authors create the negative fat/health associations that they wish to find.

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from The Fat Studies Reader
by Esther Rothblum, Sondra Solovay, Marilyn Wann
NYU Press, 2009

Also, the risk of mortality increased in older people with a BMI <23.0, which suggests the importance of monitoring weight loss in older age groups as an indicator of some serious health issue or sarcopenia.

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and the risk increases with the amount of weight gained.1 Also of importance, obesity is associated with increased mortality rates, usually as a result of atherosclerotic heart disease, stroke, DM, digestive diseases, or cancer.23–26 Increasing BMI is directly related to greater disease risk, as depicted in Table 7-5.

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46,47 However, the BMI levels used for the definition of overweight and obesity are somewhat arbitrary, since the relationship between body weight and disease risk is continuous with the exception of the extremely underweight: disease risk increases as weight increases.

“Clinical Guidelines on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults: The Evidence Report” by Expert Panel on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults (U.S.), National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (U.S.), National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
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by Expert Panel on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults (U.S.), National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, et. al.
National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, 1998

Using federal standards (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, National Institutes of Health 2013), an adult with a BMI between 18.5– 24.9 is considered to be of a normal weight; those with a BMI of 25– 29.9 are described as overweight; and those with a BMI of 30 or greater are described as obese.

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Some experts criticize BMI because it makes no distinction between fat and muscle, but here I’ll follow Moore et al., who used BMI and the World Health Organization definitions of BMI <25 as normal, BMI between 25 and 30 as overweight, and BMI >30 as obese.

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by Geoff Cumming
Taylor & Francis, 2013

If you are more than somewhat overweight, say more than 20 percent above your ideal weight, you do have increased risks of developing cardiovascular disease (heart trouble, high blood pressure), diabetes, gallstones, some kinds of cancer, and osteoarthritis.

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Being obese (BMI > 30) has reliably been shown to put people at a significantly elevated risk for all-cause morbidity, prematuredeath,type2diabetes,gallbladderdisease,highblood pressure, sleep apnea, respiratory problems, liver disease, osteoarthritis, reproductive problems (in women), and colon cancer.

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by Charles Spielberger
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  • “weird how a single decimal point determines if you’re over weight or obsess” uhh, not its not. There has to be a line somewhere determining what is what.

  • Thanks for doing this, for showing that a professional “lean” football player can be classified as obesewith pictures! ❤️ What is frustrating, though, is that this is even something to talk about at THIS point in time when it has been proven time and time again to not be an accurate representation of human health. A big proportion of your our healthcare system still uses this! Yeah, Muhammad Ali was overweight… smh

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  • For most people’s like us, the obesity test works pretty good but it does not really work for fit elite athletes but it won’t matter for them because they already know that they are healthy

  • What is that, the “height in square meters”? Don’t you mean “the height in meters squared”?

    I wouldn’t fall over this had a layman said it that way, but I expect a spokesperson of a lab specializing in this to be able to express himself correctly on the matter.

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  • When your bmi is 44 it’s not good, it’s not healthy, bmi isn’t the only measure for health but it’s pretty accurate since most people don’t work out. You can tell why you’re overweight or obese just by looking at yourself. Stop lying to people under the guise of “acceptance” or sympathy for those who make terrible healthy choices

  • Why was this recommend knowing 3 days earlier I was searching Google for my BMI? is there a kind of algorithmic connection via the account? Or pure shady stuff?

  • I love this video! BMI is one of the worst the determinants of whether or not somebody is in good health……Mike Tyson in the prime of his career was considered morbidly obese by the BMI chart….

  • While an “obese” person follows a healthy lifestyle with workouts and healthy meals, a lean person could eat junk food everyday and still be considered “healthy” according to their BMI. That’s so unfair

  • This chick literally out here advocating for dexa scanning over BMI.

    Yeah let’s needlessly irradiate the entire population every time they come to the doctor’s office instead of simply weight them.

  • I also heard that BMI skews your results if you are too tall or short because it squares the height, but weight and height have a cubic relationship. People under 5’2″ are more likely to be classified as overweight, those over 6 foot are more likely to be underweight. There was a 3D BMI calculator that cubed your height so all heights could be measured accurately

  • She says weird how.1 can be the difference between overweight and obese but that’s ridiculous. Obviously you have trended toward one way or another. You don’t suddenly wake up and become defined differently

  • I’m about 155cm and weight 60-61 kg. My BMI is 25,4, is that healthy? I mean, Im technically overweight but it doesn’t look like, I do feel sort of fat though -3-)

  • I lost weight by cutting out bread and beer and snacks. And I love bread. And beer. And snacks. So I forced myself to learn to make bread (and thus, the effort means I don’t make it often, and I eat a lot less of it) But, I do love it even more when I put the effort into baking bread. As for beer, I drink it again, but not so much and it’s a treat when I do. I still avoid snacks, unless I am at a party. I also started walking 1.5 miles per day… Lost 30 pounds in 4 months. blood sugars are much better, too.

  • I don’t think BMI 18 should be classified as underweight. That’s still a healthy weight without any risks. Can we move the line down to BMI 15 maybe?

  • Doctor: I need to see you for losing weight too fast and your BMI is out of control
    Me: Well, BMI and weight are not good indicator of your health

  • He y’all, I can’t find a video on this but I need help. Is it ok to be fat as a kid? I have a serious insecurity about my weight and can’t even stand in my own house wearing something 1 bit reviling. Please reply to me about this. Bye xx

  • See, my BMI is low. And I’m underweight. But I’m perfectly healthy. I eat normal and I don’t go to the gym or anything like that. It’s just my metabolism and genetics. But if anyone were to see my BMI without knowing that info, they would think that I was extremely unhealthy and dying. ��

  • It seems to me, the real issue is not with BMI, it’s formula, nor it’s professional usage, but the public’s use of the number. This video is very important for non-health professionals to understand the limitations of a medical assessment tool, but, like all health and medical assessments and treatments, it is really the responsibility of the professional to deeply understand this. Which we do, we understand no one test of any kind is entirely definitive, but some “cheap, easy” tests are good to spot those who need help.

  • I’m 12 and my BMI in one website says my growth is more of a health concern than my weight and said I should do vigorous exercise and sports for 3 hours a day and eat really healthy 5’10 and 160 pounds bruh

  • If you are saying BMI is wrong.. Then you should change the syllabus in schools..
    Even I am not sure whether that’s right.. So your thought just proved all that is written is not right

  • People are mad because the interviewer is overweight. I don’t think she’s trying to say she’s not obese. She legitimately pointing out the issue of exclusively using BMI. Nothing she said was wrong. She is saying if you want to have a more accurate measure of health, go get it. Don’t just use BMI. This is a great example of fatphobia to the extreme where you can’t even listen to what a woman is saying unless she’s skinny.

  • Most of the commenters didn’t watch the full Video. The Point this Video is trying to make is “While it can be helpful, the BMI shouldn’t be the only way to understand the Human Body.”

  • I guess body fat percentage would be the best test. Not sure how to calculate that I’m also about 6’4 and about 190 pounds. My waist is 36 inches. I’m thinking about going down to 180, but I’m not sure.

  • 40 inches, really! I’m 6’4″ with a 40″ waste. I have a friend who is 5’4″ with a 38″ waste. So he’s ok and I’m not, really!?!? What if we just took our height in inches and divided by two. My 76 inches would be 38″ waste making me overweight and my friend at 64″ would mean a 32″ waste making him really overweight. Now doesn’t this make more sense than one fixed number for everyone?

  • I want to say that you are complaining about the simplicity of the BMI index causing inaccuracies is an unfair complaint since it is meant to be simple.

  • My bmi is 19.1 and the past year I have tried to gain more weight. Gaining weight has always been an issue for me. Nowadays I drink 1dl olive oil every morning just to get more calories. My aim is to be at least bmi 20-21 ballpark.

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  • BMI is bs I’m 14 at 160lbs with mostly muscle and some fat, but my teacher failed me on my BMI test even though he can clearly see I have barely any fat

  • BMI is completely stupid iv seen Women where actually slim to slim thick like Jessica rabbit but are considered morbidly because of BMI.

  • I also don’t understand the waist circumference. A short and tall person will have different waist circumferences just because of proportions. Why do they not give a height to waist ratio

  • It’s not the BMI, it’s the milk and eggs that you eat every day that is going to stop your heart one day, it’s very high in cholesterol and these guys are programed to mislead people about the stupid BMI crap, I am 1.96m tall, 36yo 160kg weight and I can still satisfy my wife in bed, I don’t suffer from hypertension or diabetes and I’m very active, my heart is fine because I don’t eat those to poisonous foods, thank me later. ��

  • My BMI is 23 and I’m a little pudgy/chunky but that’s because I am small framed and I don’t have much in the way of muscles (I don’t have stick arms though). If I gained 13lbs I would be overweight.

  • BMI is unreliable if you aren’t a senile couch potato. Muscles weigh more than fat!!! My classically trained ballet teacher is 5’5 and 165 pounds and she is as thin as a pencilshe’s just super muscular.

  • To all those under 18, bmi calculators are not for you.
    As an adult I have ran a BMI of 20 as a training athlete and 24.5 at a normal. Then I hit a 30. I was definitely hitting overweight as my waist became 8 inches larger. I spent a year and lost 50 or so pounds back to 23.8.
    Thing is that it is a guideline to estimate where you stand. No one says it is the complete picture.
    At 6 feet, and at 175 pounds I am feeling a little light but… can I ever run and jump and play. Couldn’t do that at 227.
    Using other calculations I am at 11.5 to 17 % fat, but bmi says I am 20 to 22 %.
    I know my fitness and my natural weight. and to finish I would say easily that if you are 6 feet tall and weigh over 225 you are either as fat as I was OR if you are not fat and have a lot of muscle your heart is being o reworked BECAUSE your heart is always the same size and does not grow while you put on fat or muscle. You will overwork its capacity and end life early.

    It is a guideline.

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  • As usual completely useless. Even with healthy bmi people can have copious amount of subcutaneous fat which is even more dangerous than the visible. This excessive focus on weight is not healthy. Best way to measure body fat for non professional is to use the navy body fat measurement, it only has an error margin of 3 to 5%. That will be a good indicator if you are healthy or not.

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  • My Bmi is 30 ����. I run 10k every other day. 20k every Sunday and I do 400 exercises on my non run days. Fit and fast with zero health issues. Bmi is dated and should come with an advisory that the numbers are purely indicative.

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  • As an athletes that has a lot of muscle.. I understand where you are coming from. But I still believe bmi is a good indicator. Too much mass.. whether it is from muscle or fat is not good and makes the body and organs work hard.
    Bmi is much more beneficial for females since it is much harder for them to gain muscle and therefore a more accurate indicator. Even for men with muscle I would say a 22-23 bmi score is the best range to be in for optimum longevity and health.

  • Everyone here is skinny bro
    Age: 12
    Height: 160cm
    Weight: 62kg
    Bmi: 24.2

    Yes im already trying to lose weight. I dont eat candy(sometimes like yesterday bc then i had an mc flurry), no soda, more veggies and fruit, smaller portoins of my dinner bc i reconised i overeat while dinner

  • Thanks for this. My sister in law is underweight and skinny as a rail, but let her get sick and it takes a toll on her body. She has no muscle tone. I am overweight I admit itbut I also work out several times a week at a gym and hike. Even though her BMI is in the “good “ rangeI am healthy then her. She is on all kinds of medication and I only take one medication. My resting heart rate is 66.

  • I hate being below avg with around 150 pounds with a height of 6’ at the age of 15 but looking fat (don’t know if it’s my head messing with me)

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  • I’m 12 at 6’1 152 so my BMI was 20 and it’s depressing cause I don’t look my height cause one reason my stature or what ever it’s called is average a tall fat man looks taller than someone same height but is skinny I look 5’6 but it’s cause I don’t go around with 6 footers that look like a giraffe like me

  • I feel like you didn’t need to make a video saying, “BMI shouldn’t be the only way to understand the human body.” I’m almost 100 percent positive no one ever thought BMI should be used that way. I mean, did you think that before you made the video? Hard to believe.

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  • Honestly, I never had problems with my weight. I could eat whatever I wanted and still maintain normal weight, but a lot of junk food really affected my health. Diet plan from NextLevelDiet contains delicious and nutritionally rich foods your body, brain and heart will love. It’s definitely worth trying.

  • What exactly is Custokebon Secrets? How does this thing really work? I see lots of people keep on speaking about this popular fat burn diet plan.

  • BMI is appropriate at a population level. Professional athletes use a collection of compositional analysis techniques. I didn’t study Food Science for 4 years for videos like this to exist ��

  • My bmi is literally 32 and i don’t look it at ALL, I was so surprised when i checked.I’m not what you would consider skinny, definitely what i guess people call slim thicc? but I sure as hell am not obese looking, idfk im 4’9 and weigh 150

  • Age: 12
    Height: 5’0
    Weight: 104 pounds.
    Body type: not sure but would like to know
    I think I have a normal weight I’m just putting this here cause why not lmao

  • Momentum=mass X velocity. If you don’t have enough mass, you will not be able to perform as well in certain sports. That’s just a fact. If I were at my “ideal” BMI, then I wouldn’t be able to throw an opponent in judo, for example. Pure muscle and bone like Michael Phelps is very rare. BMI makes everyone feel like a failure.

  • 6’1, 185 pounds, 28 inch waist. Bench press 285, squat 405, play basketball 3 days a week, and hike, camp and kayak frequently. I was marked down as overweight for a 25.5 BMI on my health screen and lost points towards my premium decrease.

  • There is so much fuss about BMI. I was reading an article http://www.wellmanclinic.org/2017/12/14/body-fat-matters-rethinking-the-bmi which is also saying the same. Jeff is pointing out the right facts about BMI. Thanks for sharing this.

  • If your BMI is over 30 and you look in the mirror and have no muscle, you’re probably not an elite athlete, sorry to disappoint you

  • My fat is half the weight of my muscle and I’m kinda holo boned which means my bones are lighter than they supposed to be and I’m 160 pounds:/

  • I’ve been in recovery for 9 months now and I was eating 2500 calories a day and gaining 1-2 pounds per week. My weight gain has stalled and when I go through periods of eating less than 2500 calories, I don’t lose any weight. Does that mean it’s okay if I lower my daily calorie intake? It’s been so difficult for me to eat this much because of the physical symptoms. I’ve been pushing myself for months, but I feel like my symptoms have gotten worse. Is 2000 calories okay? I was a normal weight starting recovery and I’ve gained 30 pounds and don’t have extreme hunger. Advice anyone?

  • So many of these are inaccurate. I’m losing my faith in people called “doctors.” The real summary is that your BMI means nothing unless your percent body fat matches the exact number of the underlying assumptions in the calculation that is over 100 years old and was never meant to apply to individuals, only to populations. The ratio of waist to hips has application to how you carry your weight and can affect things like your potential to acquire diabetes or similar disorder but not hear disease. What’s important is to have a percent body fat, which is based on your body density (including bone, muscle and fat density) relative to your age and sex. Older people naturally carry more fat, and that’s healthy.

  • I’m 12, 5’8 and weigh 186..I dont have any belly fat rly.. No muscles rly either..but im still overweight by 28 pounds.. I look skinny and healthy and im so confused of how im over weight because I srsly dont even have a big stomach..

  • BMI can mislead in more than 20% of people. If you are very muscular, very tall or very short, your BMI isn’t a good representation of your health. Much better is the Waist/Height ratio. Measure your waist at the belly-button and divide this number by your height (you can use inches or cm, but be consistent). If this number is greater than 0.5 then you’ve got work to do…

  • Guys I am a doctor and believe me BMI is just used to see if your weight is normal with your height, mostly useful in accessing underweight patients, very helpful in children and developing countries, if you have great muscles, doctors wouldn’t even ask you to do a BMI anyways:p but even you get obese BMI, doctor can tell that it’s okay because you have normal muscle mass which is healthy. Just contact your doctor, guys ��

  • I am 167cm and i weigh 52, am i underweight?
    I go to gym and eat alot and constantly to get more mass but am i normal weight or still underweight? My fat percentage is 7 and without a shirt i look pretty normal.
    I am 15 years old.

  • HI Elisa. I’m really want to have a serious recovery (i’m quite ready for that because i miss food sm and i want to heal my relationship with food) BUT i can’t because of my chronic constipation. Whenever i eat just a little more, i’m bloated and worse, i can’t poop without medicine��my family try everything but my constipation even worse. idk what to do, i’m so depressed. i don’t want to make everything more negative but i think my life end here

  • Gentlemen, it’s just a ratio. It is neither bad nor good.
    It is the poor interpretation and use of this ratio by mathematically illiterate people that are the problem.

  • Love the channel. BMI means nothing. Blood work is the most important indicator of health. I get my blood work done every 6 months and also have a primary doctor who agrees that BMI is not an accurate assessment.

  • Thank you for sharing this! As a health coach I’ve learned a lot. I now own a Tanita scale that measures my body fat, muscle, and other important health measurements, rather than weight!

  • BMI is a good indicator, but people with lots of muscles can be overweight obese and be normal body fat while people can also be normal and be overweight (eg skinny fat).

  • I remember learning in one of the college classes, that the only real way to measure bmi is to be in a water tank deep enough for the patient. It’s something about how much they float, because fat floats. Can you explain this?

  • Finally, thank you guys for exposing BMI (as the medical equivalent of geocentric theory). I am 172cm 83kgs and hence a 28 BMI, but my waist is 76.2 cms (30 inches). I know plenty of guys in my circle with roughly the same stats with 36 inch waists. They can’t do 1 strict pull up or dip while I can crank out 60 &100 (broken into 5 sets)….and they are in their 30s while I am in am 40s…love your videos….keep it coming

  • My thoughts exactly about the BMI index. I didn’t think that maybe it might be helping insurance companies overcharge those that are in shape and have large muscle mass.

    Great video, guys!

  • My BMI used to be 44 at age 16…now I’m 18 and it fluctuates between 29 and 30. It sucks tho knowing I’m still in the obsess category:/ atm my doctor recommends I just try to maintain my weight or lose it very very slowly because I just got out of the hospital for an eating disorder. Tbh I’m kinda happy where I am rn. I weigh myself every other day and watch my diet. So far I’ve between inbetween 165 and 170lb but no more than that. Mentally I don’t wanna lose weight atm but obviously I don’t wanna gain any either….it just makes me sad that I’m still considered obese despite everything I went through…or at least that’s what it feels anyway:(

    Edit: I’m 5’2 btw

  • I’m 19 years old, 6 foot 1 and 126 pounds. I consume a fair amount more than average and I surprisingly have a moderate amount of muscle. Is this common?

  • Bmi is so ancient and archaic it’s funny.

    There’s a supplement shop with a electronic machine that weighs and shows muscle mass, fat percentage, water percentage etc.

    I think it’s inaccurate except for the weight. It goes on impedance and tells how much muscle is in each limb and trunk. The numbers don’t add up from one test to the next say a month later. I think electrolyte differences throw it off.

    They naturally try to sell you protein saying more muscle is desired so basal metabolism increases.

    A few people are muscular and are heavy for their height but may have less than 10 percent body fat and are ripped. BMI would say their morbidity obese if it can be imagined.

  • BMI should be used as data in the data base of any person but should not be viewed as the “be all end all”. The problem is that it is too easy to find out but too general to be used alone. When used in conjunction with other important data(hba1c and others) it has a seat at the table but shouldn’t be”the dealer”.
    While I agree with your video,I do believe that as an indicator it has merit.A very high or very low BMI should just raise a red flag for further investigation using a more detailed formula.Great channel. I fixed a shoulder impingement problem using your videos.
    I’ve lost 33.6 lbs this year and went from a BMI of 27.92 to a BMI of 23.1(for what that’s worth)
    Hba1c-5.3(a real important piece of data)-Thanks and keep doing a great job.

  • I’ve been whining about this for years. I have big, dense bones, larger muscle mass and below average fat content yet BMI is 28 to 30…

    One doc told me I needed to get to below the weight I was in college when I was under 15% fat. Yeah, I’ve added some padding�� but, also muscle.

  • BMI doesnt address heavy boned people, muscle mass and those with water retention.Surely a better yardstick is to have three different bmi charts to at least take into account the basic three types of body…endomorph…ectomorph and mesomorph.

  • Thank you. Long overdue. I know some “slender” people with low BMI’s whose lipids and other factors for “risk” of being either “healthy” or possibly not so “healthy” from an overall standpoint are far worse than same age people with a BMI’s in the next 1-2 “ranges.” I think everyone can agree that there are much better ways to measure health than this, such as diet, lifestyle, activity level, stress level and several other things. Heredity of course, also plays an important part in health issues. In health there IS no “black and white” chart to predict a person’s fitness or overall health. Toss it out.