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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Body Mass Index (Definition)

Body mass index (BMI) is a measurement based on a person's height and weight, to decide if a person is too heavy or too light for his height. The index is a number that can be in the underweight range, normal range, overweight range, or obese range. Children use different number ranges than adults do, ...Read more


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How do you figure out your body mass index without a BMI calculator?

How do you figure out your body mass index without a BMI calculator?

And the formula is:: English formula bmi = (weight in pounds / (height in inches x height in inches)) x 703 metric formula bmi = (weight in kilograms / (height in meters x height in meters)). ...Read more

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Could it happen that a BMI calculator tell the difference between muscle and fat?

Could it happen that a BMI calculator tell the difference between muscle and fat?

No: Bmi is simply a calculation based on height and weight. Since muscle weighs more than fat, muscular people will have higher bmis than normal. Body builders typically have bmis in the "obese" category (over 30), but they are not obese and many times have very low body fat. ...Read more

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Are online BMI calculators accurate?

Yes, but...: The calculator will give you an accurate bmi, but how well that measures your fitness/health is unclear. I've had finely tuned athletes show up as obese according to bmi. If you're concerned about it just check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there a BMI calculator for metric data?

Many exist.: Yes. Just google bmi calculator. There are many out there. ...Read more

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For what reasons was the BMI calculator even invented?

For studies: In order to study obesity, one has to have a definition of what it means to be obese. You can't simply use weight, as 200 lb might be obese for some people but would be a thin person if their height was 6 ft 8 in. Bmi takes into account height and weight. A bmi over 30 is considered obese. ...Read more

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Are online BMI calculators accurate or is one website more accurate than others?

Are online BMI calculators accurate or is one website more accurate than others?

All should be OK: If you enter your correct height and weight into any bmi calculator, the results should be correct. The exact meaning of a particular bmi might be open to interpretation as someone who is very muscular and has only 4% body fat might have a higher bmi than a couch potato who has love handles. For most of us, the bmi is a good indicator of appropriate weight versus overweight. ...Read more

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Where can I find a BMI calculator that includes bone?

Where can I find a BMI calculator that includes bone?

Try gov. Org: Bmi calculations and fat density vs muscle mass is helpful in weight management and to help with level of fitness. Try nutrition/ gov. Org. ...Read more

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I'm a 26 yr old female standing 5'2" how much should I weigh? All the BMI calculators say something different!

I'm a 26 yr old female standing 5'2" how much should I weigh? All the BMI calculators say something different!

Weight recommends: Are general. Around a 100 pounds if really petite. 110 pounds is spot on. Up to 121 is within range. However if you are muscular or have large bone structure you could weight more ; be just fine. ...Read more

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I've used BMI calculators online, which say my 10 yr. Old has a healthy weight. She is a 10 yr. Old girl 4 ft.11in.101lbs. Is she at a healthy weight?

I've used BMI calculators online, which say my 10 yr. Old has a healthy weight. She is a 10 yr. Old girl 4 ft.11in.101lbs. Is she at a healthy weight?

Yes: She is tall for her age but weighs a good amount for her height. this is true if she is 120 months old (just turned 10). at 10 yrs, 59 inches is 95th percentile for height and 101 pounds is 92nd percentile for weight. According to World Health Organization growth curves. She is well proportioned. ...Read more

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What is the difference between BMI and body fat?

What is the difference between BMI and body fat?

Body mass: Bmi is a ratio of weight to height. It is a calculating. Body fat is a measurement of the amount of fat in your body, which can only be measured indirectly and not always accurately. ...Read more

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Can you suggest how to lower my BMI and body fat?

Eat less/exercise mo: There is no magic answer to this question. You lose weight, including body fat by consuming fewer calories than you burn up. So you either eat less, or exercise more. Every weight loss program is based on this principle. It is always best to do a combination of eating fewer calories (low carbs/starches), and doing more aerobic exercise (walking, biking). ...Read more

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If I wanted to check my bmi and body fat. Do I have to go somewhere like a nutritionist or can I check it myself? I'm a female 5'4 and my weight 129.

If I wanted to check my bmi and body fat. Do I have to go somewhere like a nutritionist or can I check it myself? I'm a female 5'4 and my weight 129.

Rough Estimate: You can get an estimate using a BMI calculator on line. However, be aware that it very muscular - that the results could be off. ...Read more

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Which is more reliable, body mass index (bmi) or body fat percentage (bfp)?

For what?: Bmi doesn't take in to account your body type (ectomorph, etc). Body fat percentage will. What you are using the number for is what matters. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between BMI (body mass index) and body fat percentage?

I want to know what is the difference between BMI (body mass index) and body fat percentage?

Well: Bmi is a calculation based solely upon height and weight. Body composition, if done properly, is a measurement of you body's percentages such as fat, water, bone, etc. ...Read more

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I am well within BMI but my body fat percentage is higher than I would like. I am slim 54 yr old female. Work out at curves 3 times a week.

BMI & % Body Fat: Your absolute body weight includes lean muscle, body fat and water. Changing your "body composition" is more important than just losing weight. Exercising three times a week will maintain your current body composition, but is not sufficient to change it. Strength training in a progressive manner 4-5 times per week, will increase lean muscle mass and decrease your percent body fat! ...Read more

Bmi (Definition)

Bmi or body mass index is how we define if a person is under or overweight. It is calculated my taking your height in meters and dividing it by your weight in kilograms squared. Or using a bmi calculator. A normal weight is a bmi between 18-25. Obese is a ...Read more