Originally Posted by alexwaltz
I'm a 50 year old male, about 5-11 inches in height and with a weight of 194 pounds. According to the BMI index, I'd be considered overweight.
I'm just wondering, what would be my ideal weight?
Thank you for your time.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has written this article regarding the limitations of the BMI model: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/edu...se_wt/risk.htm
If you have a muscular build, then your ideal weight may be higher than someone with an average muscle/fat body composition.
If you are concerned about your risks of cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, or type 2 diabetes, your physician can help you to estimate these risks.
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