I know it gives you a guide but I really struggle with how accurate it is as a benchmark. I'm overweight but apart from that I am healthy, fit and active, and when Im watching the Olympics on TV I feel a lot more active than I actually am!
But according to my BMI I am significantly obese, if not morbidly so, with a score of 29.2. I recently did a similar exercise at a 'well man clinic' and scored 25 - so not sure why there is variation, but in any event the conclusion is that I need to loose over 4 st to be 'healthy' i.e. again a weight of roughly 11st 5 lbs. I haven't been that weight since I was 15!
Does anyone know how accurate the BMI approach is?
I was going to set a target weight loss of 1st 10lbs, which feels achievable and definitely beneficial, but losing 4 stone would make we look seriously ill!