mortality rate and body mass index. Gained 14 pounds in 14 weeks.

I gained 14 pounds in 14 weeks of weightlifting, about a pound a week lifting 2-3 times per week to allow time for recovery. This tips me into a higher mortality rate category according to the study below of 1.5 million white adults. But most of the subjects in the study were heavy due to fat, not muscle. Weight gain by adding muscle is probably very healthy. Not addressed in the study. The attached chart shows that the body mass index BMI is not a great measure of body fat percentage BF.

I am just lifting light weights and allowing time to recover. That is all that is needed to stack on muscle. Signal the muscles to grow. I can feel the difference. Much more solid and easier to do daily activities even though am somewhat sore and sleep more.

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1000367

1.47 for a BMI of 15.0 to 18.4
1.14 for a BMI of 18.5 to 19.9
1.00 for a BMI of 20.0 to 22.4
1.13 for a BMI of 25.0 to 29.9
1.44 for a BMI of 30.0 to 34.9
1.88 for a BMI of 35.0 to 39.9
2.51 for a BMI of 40.0 to 49.9

Type into the google search bar formulas such as the below to calculate your BMI:

Approx now with winter clothes: 23.6= 703 * 151/ (67)^2

14 weeks ago approx: 20.8= 703 * 133/ (67)^2

mathrm{BMI} = frac{text{mass}(text{kg})}{left(text{height}(text{m})right)^2}

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_mass_index

he body mass index (BMI), or Quetelet index, is a measure for human body shape based on an individual’s weight and height. It was devised between 1830 and 1850 by the Belgian polymath Adolphe Quetelet during the course of developing “social physics”. Body mass index is defined as the individual’s body mass divided by the square of their height. The formulae universally used in medicine produce a unit of measure of kg/m2. BMI can also be determined using a BMI chart,[3] which displays BMI as a function of weight (horizontal axis) and height (vertical axis) using contour lines for different values of BMI or colors for different BMI categories. The factor for UK/US units is more precisely 703.06957964

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