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Body Mass Index

Old 17th Oct 2007, 21:39
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Body Mass Index

Hi there everyone,

I've recently done a BMI calculation on the internet and found that I have a BMI of 30. As you may know 30 is a high BMI especially for such a small lad like myself (5" 7/8ish). I will admit I have some slight 'extra baggage' shall we say but not so much that I would class myself overweight or anyone else for that matter. Alot of my weight is muscle as I train for sports and cycling several times a weak (resulting in larger than normal legs! lol)

What I wanted to know is where do the airlines/colleges etc stand on BMI. Is it worth me losing that extra weight? Will the airlines look at BMI only or personal shape?

All help appreciated cheers guys!
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Old 17th Oct 2007, 23:15
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Georg

Read here: http://www.pprune.org/forums/showthread.php?t=294452 most of what you ask has been answered there, ciao

All the best
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Old 19th Oct 2007, 12:16
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I am also concerned, being big boned my bmi is 37 at my last check. But my weakness is hamburgers
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Old 19th Oct 2007, 13:11
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Mine is 42, but that's alright, coz I'm tall.

Personally, beer is my favourite breakfast. With extra cream...
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Old 19th Oct 2007, 15:29
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. . . But my weakness is hamburgers . . .
Maybe change, to munching on carrot sticks/celery

Hate to think what your cholesterol is like. . . atherosclerosis really does bite in the toosh
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