Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: BMI, formula for this

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    AR/NM
    Posts
    357

    BMI, formula for this

    Does anyone know the formula for figuring your BMI? I had a website open that would figure it for you, but forgot how to find it. I have a problem with getting a true number, because my height has changed so much. When I was younger I was 5ft 6inches tall. I have gradually gotten almost 5 inches shorter due to a bad spine. Double Scoliosis, also twisted badly. I think I should still use my former height in figuring my BMI, and not my current height, because I cannot stand up straight. I used the site I mentioned, and it said I was Overweight when I used current height. But it said Healthy Weight when I used my former height. Confusing!

  2. #2
    Super Member willferg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Northern California, Sonoma Co.
    Posts
    2,791
    I agree with you, you should use your former height. You are still that tall!
    People who start projects and never finish them are cooler
    than people who never start projects at all.


    http://quiltingquick.weebly.com/blog.html

  3. #3
    Super Member joysewer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    1,409
    you divide your weight in pounds by height in inches squared, then multiply that number by 703. Example:
    weight =150lbs; Height = 5'5" (65")
    BMI calculation: (150 + (65)squared) X 703 = 24.96
    Gloria 

  4. #4
    Super Member joysewer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    1,409
    Quote Originally Posted by joysewer View Post
    you divide your weight in pounds by height in inches squared, then multiply that number by 703. Example:
    weight =150lbs; Height = 5'5" (65")
    BMI calculation: (150 + (65)squared) X 703 = 24.96
    This formula was on a paper I got from my doctor.
    Gloria 

  5. #5
    Super Member Neesie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Texas, USA
    Posts
    5,869
    Those formulas and charts assume you have 'average' muscle mass. You also have to take that into consideration. If you have more muscle (heavier than fat), the charts may show your BMI to be higher than it actually is. Likewise if you have less muscle mass than average, it may show your BMI to be lower than it actually is.
    Neesie


    By all means let's be open-minded, but not so open-minded that our brains drop out.
    ~Richard Dawkins

  6. #6
    Super Member Weenween's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Campton,Kentucky
    Posts
    1,398
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by GrammieJan View Post
    Does anyone know the formula for figuring your BMI? I had a website open that would figure it for you, but forgot how to find it. I have a problem with getting a true number, because my height has changed so much. When I was younger I was 5ft 6inches tall. I have gradually gotten almost 5 inches shorter due to a bad spine. Double Scoliosis, also twisted badly. I think I should still use my former height in figuring my BMI, and not my current height, because I cannot stand up straight. I used the site I mentioned, and it said I was Overweight when I used current height. But it said Healthy Weight when I used my former height. Confusing!
    you can get if from this ( nih.gov )
    Singer 110 , Singer 7422,Singer AH458923, Singer AD075758, Singer 5528 Singer AE234907, Universal H300795 Kenmore 158.16540, Necchi 3354, Dressmaker S2402, Signature 103-303340, BICOR VX1005 Singer 242

  7. #7
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    south of Houston, TX
    Posts
    186
    You should use your original height. A yard of ribbon loosely curled is still 36" long when straightened out. If you could straighten your spine, you would still be 5'6" tall. This said however, does your spine curvature affect your breathing? If it does, extra weight may compound the problem. Just thinking about this, I am not a medical professional.

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    AR/NM
    Posts
    357
    Quote Originally Posted by ziegamomma View Post
    You should use your original height. A yard of ribbon loosely curled is still 36" long when straightened out. If you could straighten your spine, you would still be 5'6" tall. This said however, does your spine curvature affect your breathing? If it does, extra weight may compound the problem. Just thinking about this, I am not a medical professional.
    No, it has not affected my breathing, but sometimes when I am seated my back brace does force me to lean back more than I feel comfortable doing. Maybe breathing does get in the picture in that situation. If so, it is not too bad.
    I usually take my brace off when I want to sew awhile, as it is too awkward to have to lean back.
    I thank all of you for help in figuring the BMI. I intend to save those directions for that, so I can keep up with my numbers.
    The last time I was measured for height at doctors office was just before I got the last bone density checkup. I have osteopenia the last 2 checkups, hope it does not go on to worse.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.