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Default What is the ideal healthy weight?

This website says a healthy BMI (body mass index) is between 18.5 to 25 for male and female. If you google bmi calculator then google shows a BMI calculator for you. For a male 5 foot 10 inches you need to enter a weight of 129 lbs (87 kg) to get it to 18.5.

Isn't 129 lbs for a 5'10" male consider anorexic? That really surprises me that such a weight would be consider in the region of ideal healthy weight.

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Three Sources: 10 Reasons BMI Measurements are Complete Horse ****
The BMI calculator is complete bull. It means nothing. There are so many reasons its wrong but the above link is pretty clever.

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This website says a healthy BMI (body mass index) is between 18.5 to 25 for male and female. If you google bmi calculator then google shows a BMI calculator for you. For a male 5 foot 10 inches you need to enter a weight of 129 lbs (87 kg) to get it to 18.5.

Isn't 129 lbs for a 5'10" male consider anorexic? That really surprises me that such a weight would be consider in the region of ideal healthy weight.

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Default Re: What is the ideal healthy weight?

I personally like to go by BMI. But that’s just me. I have high standards for myself and I refuse to let myself be 236 pounds again. So I use BMI along with other things. But 129 at 5’10 doesn’t sound right at all.
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Default Re: What is the ideal healthy weight?

129 is the low end of healthy. I think the top end would be around 174? Its a range. And it's just a guideline.
The ideal weight is the one that feels best to you.
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There's no "ideal healthy weight." I agree w SarahSweets about BMI. Focus on a healthy lifestyle. Don't worry about the numbers.
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BMI is accurate. My ex husband is 5' 10" and weighed 128 lbs the day we married. He is a naturally thin man. He is now 44 and weighs much more but is likely bordering on overweight. Or the high end of normal. Bone structure makes a difference too.
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Why BMI Isn’t The Best Measure for Weight (or Health) | TIME.com
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