I'd go off of some other measuring tool, such as the caliper to determine if you're healthy or not. I've seen the BMI scale go both ways, and it's nothing more than a very basic, very general idea that takes almost nothing into account.
For example, right now, my BMI for my age and height says I'm right in the normal/ideal range.
Where I'm at is NOT the ideal place for my body. In fact, I'm a solid 20 pounds overweight right now.
For some people, especially heavily muscled weight lifters, the BMI can have the opposite effect.
Edited by: COONSY at: 8/18/2017 (17:56)
AJ Daly City, CA
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these BMI calculators out there ONLY take in Height and current weight as a factor. It has no idea of your body composition. BMI does not take into account age, gender, or muscle mass. Nor does it distinguish between lean body mass and fat mass. As a result, some people, such as heavily muscled athletes, may have a high BMI even though they don't have a high percentage of body fat. In others, such as elderly people, BMI may appear normal even though muscle has been lost with aging. So it is a really flawed measuring tool that you shouldn't base your health on. Take it with a grain of salt. Keep Sparking!!!
A FEW people may deal with the issue, but IMO, most people are really much to fat like I am and we just have to work on it. Glad you are in great physical shape as muscle takes up much less space than fat.