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Body Frame Sizer

Ever heard the excuse, "I've got big bones." to explain a higher number on the scale?  If your frame is much heavier or smaller, it may affect your healthy BMI by a small amount.  But let's keep it real.  Here's how to accurately measure your frame size.

Take a tape measure and measure around your wrist over the big bone on the outside of your arm.  Here's the scale for men and women, adjusted for height.

Women

Height under 5'2"

  • Wrist size less than 5.5" -  Small
  • Wrist size 5.5" to 5.75" -  Medium
  • Wrist size over 5.75"  - Large

Height 5'2" to 5' 5"

  • Wrist size less than 6" - Small
  • Wrist size 6" to 6.25" - Medium
  • Wrist size over 6.25" - Large

Height over 5' 5"

  • Wrist size less than 6.25" - Small
  • Wrist size 6.25" to 6.5" - Medium
  • Wrist size over 6.5" - Large

Men:

Height over 5' 5"

  • Wrist size 5.5" to 6.5" - Small
  • Wrist size 6.5" to 7.5" - Medium
  • Wrist size over 7.5" - Large

When you calculate your Body Mass Index, your frame size can have a very small effect on your score.  Don't overestimate it, and use it as an excuse for staying overweight.

 

 

 

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