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Posted by: Claire | 2009/02/24

BMI

My current weight is 61.7KG and my height is 1.62m, what is my BMI and how is the BMI calculated?

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Dear Claire
To calculate your BMI you multiply your height in metres by your height in metres (1,62 x 1,62 = 2,62). Then divide your weight in kg (61.7) by the 2,62, thus 61.7/2,62 = 23,5. This BMI falls nicely within the normal range (18-25), so your weight is close to ideal.
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Posted by: Sarki | 2009/05/13

I am 59 years of age and weigh 137.7 Kg my height is 1.75 : if I work out my BMI I get 45 I need to have knee replacement on both legs and the specialist will not even consider they feel my BMI should be 20 and less
What diet can I follow to start loosing weight as I can hardly walk the right knee has decided enough is enough and at time during the last two week go stiff that I can hardly walk or bend the knee

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Posted by: Sarki | 2009/05/13

I am 59 years of age and weigh 137.7 Kg my height is 1.75 : if I work out my BMI I get 45 I need to have knee replacement on both legs and the specialist will not even consider they feel my BMI should be 20 and less
What diet can I follow to start loosing weight as I can hardly walk the right knee has decided enough is enough and at time during the last two week go stiff that I can hardly walk or bend the knee

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Posted by: Angie | 2009/02/25

hi.
your height in meters squared divided by your mass in kg = BMI, however dont rely on this calculation too much as scientific evidence suggests this calculation is not always accurate. A very muscular short person could be mistaken for being obese by this calcualtion, as it does not take into accont your body fat percentage.

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