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    An_267376 posted:
    When the company does routine health screenings they use your height and weight ONLY to measure BMI. I feel this is not accurate as some people may have more muscle mass. Thus stating you are "overweight" and need to change your lifestyle. Any body else agree?
    rohvannyn responded:
    It's silly to take any one number and use it in isolation. At the very least, waist size could be included - but some might consider that to be too intrusive. Height plus weight is better than just weight, but not much. Though generally BMI is a pretty good indicator, there are always exceptions such as weight lifters. How about they switch to BMI plus fat percentage? Or even fat percentage only? Fat measuring scales aren't expensive.
    houstonbeerman responded:
    Going by BMI, Michael Strahan is obese. Have you ever seen him? I think it's a pretty poor indicator of overall health.

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