If you’ve been to the doctor lately, you may have found out that your BMI (Body Mass Index) is higher than 30 and you’re obese. This form of body fat measurement calculates a score based on your height and weight. I find it to be inaccurate, especially for athletes with a lot of muscle and older people who have lost muscle. It also doesn’t take into account your body type, which can also skew your score. For example, my BMI measurement while competing for Mr. Drug Free Canada was in the “overweight” category. I weighed 190 pounds at 6 feet tall with 5% body fat — not exactly what you would call overweight. Some health experts argue that this error in BMI accuracy is significant and that it’s a faulty measure of weight and therefore not useful. One easy way of determining a desirable weight for you is to look back at your weight history. History can determine your future.
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