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    SmilieSherri posted:
    Hello. I need opinions from anyone - especially if anyone has medical background I currently have been working in the medical field myself 10 years now and recently joined Curves for Women tonight. I am 5 foot 8 and 197 pounds which shows my body mass index on 8 different charts I have researched online to be between 30 and 32% body fat.

    When I was measured during my first visit at Curves tonight, she told me my BMI was 37-37% body fat.

    Am I wrong here? Im having a hard time with my initial joining of the club starting off with wrong documentation? But she took my measurements everywhere. Is this why?

    HELP!
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    Tomato05 responded:
    Maybe you're getting mixed up with BMI and with body fat percentage - which are two different measurements.

    BMI is calculated with a formula (basically, weight divided by height squared). Ideally this should not be more than 25.

    Body fat is measured in a number of ways, and up to 30% is still "normal", but more than that would indicate being overweight.


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