Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Tux measurements..

Just got measured for a tux for my little brother's wedding:

Height: 5'10"
Weight: 215 (approx)
Chest: 47"
jacket size: 48
Neck: 17.5
sleeve length: 35"
Waist: 35
Hip: 42

Not a bad baseline. A little thicker than ideal.
Funny thing my waist to hip ratio(.833) says I'm healthy, however my BMI (30.8) says I'm obese. Now to be honest, I could lose 15 lbs and be leaner, but how can I fall under one indicator's definition of "healthy" and another's definition of "obese?" Seems to me that something is wrong with one of those. I'll give you a hint it's initials are BMI.

1 comment:

Code name: 1% said...

BMI is made for your average American who doesn't exercise at all. If you assume that nobody is exercising, then it's not so bad of a system. Of course, neglecting physical activity in any assessment of health is going to lead to lousy predictive ability. And of course most exercise is going to lead to muscle mass = more weight. I've read that a regularly active overweight person on average has a longer life expectancy than a sedentary skinny person.