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Are online BMI calculators accurate?

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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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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I'd really like to know website for how to find your body mass index?

NIH: Try this nih website: http://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/health/public/heart/obesity/lose_wt/bmitools.Htm.

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Why do highly fit, muscular people have bmis that insinuate they are overweight?

Why do highly fit, muscular people have bmis that insinuate they are overweight?

Muscle mass: The body mass index (bmi) is simply a calculation based on weight and height. It does not factor in body composition. Muscle is more dense and heavier than the same volume of fat. Therefore someone can have a higher muscle mass accounting for their weight giving her a higher bmi. ...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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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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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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What is bmi?

What is bmi?

Body Mass Index: Bmibody mass index bmi is used to find out if a person is underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese. ...Read more

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I recently asked a question about my fat intake and calorie intake, one of the answers was calculate your bmi. What is BMI and how do I calculate it?

I recently asked a question about my fat intake and calorie intake, one of the answers was calculate your bmi. What is BMI and how do I calculate it?

BMI: It is equal to either; weight in kilos divided by the square of height in meters. Or; weight in pounds divided by square of height in inches, multiplied by 703 ...Read more

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My body mass index is 32.8, are there any risks on my body or any health problems in the immediate future?

Depends: By those measurements, you are obese. Depending on your bone structure and muscle mass, you are at risk. As far as the immediate future, that would depend on your current state of wellness. Sleep apnea, heart disease, congestive heart failure, diabetes, and others? Discuss with your pcp and get on a good, safe weight reduction program associated with diet and exercise. You can do it! ...Read more

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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