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    Default BMI Rates are Misleading

    The general population in today’s society is gaining fat and losing muscle. This means that, for some people, the low amount of muscle causes a weight loss which results in a normal BMI even though their bodyfat % is high! 50% of women and 25% of men have been shown to have a bodyfat % high enough to be classified as overweight even if their BMI is normal!
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    So for the non-athlete, a normal BMI can still mean you are unhealthy, and a high BMI most certainly means you are unhealthy.
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    But BMI can also mislabel a large amount of people as unhealthy, even when they are not. This is usually the case for ATHLETES with high amounts of muscle mass which adds to their weight.
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    So for ATHLETIC people, a high BMI isn't unhealthy.
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    Instead of hyperfocusing on BMI, focus on maintaining healthy BEHAVIORS.
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    But remember that you can't compare your behaviors to what's "normal" because normal today is unhealthy. Cutting back on candy and going to the gym once a week more compared to your friends doesn’t mean that you are healthy.
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    3-4 times a week of REGULAR exercise (INCLUDING WEIGHT TRAINING) and a REGULAR diet low in refined foods and high in protein and micronutrients is the healthy behaviors you want. High muscle and low fat will follo
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    They really need to just stop using BMI altogether and create a different standard.

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    Agree with you 100% but Doctors refuse to go with anything else.
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    Dumb doctors

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    But they act like Gods. smh
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