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Does anyone no if there are current BMI requirements in the medical? I've heard a lot of people say that these measurements are no longer used as they don't take enough information into account.
 
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Your BMI will be taken but the allowance is pretty generously above the BMI of <25 considered to be healthy. I would, I assume, think that if you had a high BMI and were muscular they would do a body fat percentage check. However if you’re carrying a few extra pounds (I certainly am) I wouldn’t worry. I believe 33 is the cut off before some extra testing is required, which is well into the “obese” zone.
 

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Your BMI will be taken but the allowance is pretty generously above the BMI of <25 considered to be healthy. I would, I assume, think that if you had a high BMI and were muscular they would do a body fat percentage check. However if you’re carrying a few extra pounds (I certainly am) I wouldn’t worry. I believe 33 is the cut off before some extra testing is required, which is well into the “obese” zone.
I am above 33, but I'm not grossly overweight. I'm over 6ft tall, but have only got a 28 inch inside leg (childhood illness, long story). This means that I have a lot of body, roughly equivalent to a 6'3" man. I'm also VERY broad shouldered and muscular and I have a neck like a bull. I'm generally healthy, good blood pressure, don't drink, don't smoke, no diabetes. So, while I could definitely stand to drop a few pounds, I'm worried that my BMI will automatically fail me
 

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I am above 33, but I'm not grossly overweight. I'm over 6ft tall, but have only got a 28 inch inside leg (childhood illness, long story). This means that I have a lot of body, roughly equivalent to a 6'3" man. I'm also VERY broad shouldered and muscular and I have a neck like a bull. I'm generally healthy, good blood pressure, don't drink, don't smoke, no diabetes. So, while I could definitely stand to drop a few pounds, I'm worried that my BMI will automatically fail me
I wouldn’t overly worry about it. They may advise you to lose some weight etc, but as long as you can move freely and it doesn’t hinder you in any way, it’ll be fine.
 

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As I say being over 33 isn’t a problem as long as other things are all in line and they are happy with your overall health.
I am above 33, but I'm not grossly overweight. I'm over 6ft tall, but have only got a 28 inch inside leg (childhood illness, long story). This means that I have a lot of body, roughly equivalent to a 6'3" man. I'm also VERY broad shouldered and muscular and I have a neck like a bull. I'm generally healthy, good blood pressure, don't drink, don't smoke, no diabetes. So, while I could definitely stand to drop a few pounds, I'm worried that my BMI will automatically fail me
 
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