BMIapp Doesn't Offer a Full Picture of Fitness

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BMIapp
Developer: Eiichiro Mawatari
Price: free Download on the App Store
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Health and fitness is pretty important if you don’t want to die. It is nice to have this body mass indicator app on your iPhone so that you might live a little longer.

BMIapp is pretty handy to keep yourself in check. It is simple; you just type in your height and weight and it tells you if you are going to die or not. Well, not really. It tells you how much weight you should lose (or gain) to get back into recommended guidelines. It also tells you how many calories you need to eat to maintain that healthy weight.

They say that BMI is a reliable indicator of total body fat, which is related to the risk of disease and death. The score is valid for both men and women but it does have some limits.

The limits are:

  • It may overestimate body fat in athletes and others who have a muscular build.
  • It may underestimate body fat in older persons and others who have lost muscle mass.

In my case it over-estimated; I am 205 lbs of twisted steel. There is no input for “twisted steel” so that essential part of my body just registers as fat.

The app is good, but you really only to figure your BMI out one time, no need to have an app for it.

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