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How to Calculate Accurate BMI for Large Frame

By Sala Saran

Calculating Your BMI

Write down your current body weight in pounds.

Write down your current height in inches. For example, a person who is 5 feet 3 inches tall has a total height in inches of 63.

Multiply the number in Step 2 by itself. For example if your height is 63 inches: 63 x 63 = 3969

Divide your weight in pounds by the number in Step 3. For example, if you weigh 145 pounds:

145 ÷ 3969 = 0.036

Multiply the product in Step 4 by 703. For example:

.036 x 703 = 25.3

Determining Your Frame Size

Use the tape measure to measure your wrist in inches.

Assess your frame size according to the following chart:

WOMEN Under 5'2" -- Large frame means a wrist size over 5.75" 5'2"-5'5" -- Large frame means a wrist size over 6.25" 5'5" or greater -- Large frame means a wrist size over 6.5"

MEN: over 5'5" -- Large frame means a wrist size over 7.5"

If you have determined that you have a large frame, add 10 percent. This means that the healthy BMI for a person with a large frame is roughly 23-25.

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