WHERE TO USE LBS AND INCHES
Your BMI is calculated by multiplying your weight by your height squared. If you’re using pounds, convert the measurements to inches.
The first step is to get oneself weighed. I’ll use my personal information in this case.
The second step is to determine our height and convert it to inches. I’m 5’11, which translates to 71 inches in inches.
The third step is to keep the number 703 in your mind at all times. This amount will be multiplied by your weight.
123,025 = 175 X 703
Step four is to divide your calculated weight by your height.
1,732.75 = 123,025 / 71
Fifth Step: Repeat step four’s computation by dividing it by your height a second time. This will give you (height squared)
24.4 = 1,732.75 / 71
According to the graph above, my BMI is between healthy and overweight… Is it possible that there are too many peach cobblers at camp?
Apart from that, the one concern I have with the Body Mass Index is that it does not take into consideration your muscle mass. Not to make excuses for my measurement, but a person who works out every day and has some decent muscle mass (which I don’t) will always have a BMI in the higher ranges of overweight to obese, even if they appear to be sculpted from a block of marble.
Even though the chart says I’m borderline obese, knowing your own body and being satisfied with how you feel and look is more essential than a number on a scale.