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I'am 5ft 7 and weigh 197 and I'am 57,what should my BMI be?

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I'am 5ft 7 and weigh 197 and I'am 57,what should my BMI be?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm

I put in your numbers.

your BMI 30.9

getting your BMI into the 20s would be better for you.

high 20s BMI is better, low 20s would be better.

you should get your thyroid hormone levels checked. low thyroid hormones can cause weight gain.

you are after your menopause so it can be hard to loose weight

are you dieting and exercising to help lower your weight?