# Top 30 Doctor insights on: Bmi Calculator For Body Type

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## 1 Bmi or body type mesomorph? Which one is better I want to be 115. Right now I'm 142 but my rib cage is showing I'm 5"5' what can I do?

Depends: By the growth charts of the cdc your expected weight for height would be 120lb while a bmi chart would put you at 132 lb to be average weight for height. Most would agree that more muscle mass is preferred to more chub, and both charts do not make a distinction. Your pcp can give you specific recommendations based on your body. See:www. Cdc. Gov/growthcharts. ...Read more

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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## 2 I was just wondering what this is as a bmi I typed it in on my calculator and came up with this 17.96875 and I was just wondering if it’s 18 or 17.9??

You get to choose: We are a free people living in a free country, so you get to choose. The number is 18 if you choose to use only whole numbers. The number is 18.0 if you choose to have one number after the decimal. The number is 17.97 if you choose to have 2 numbers after the decimal. They are all the same number, but it's your choice. ...Read more

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## 3 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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## 4 I am a male in my 50's non smoker Good Blood Pressure with a BMI of 22 I used an online Body Fat Calculator I appear to have 32% body fat, what does this mean in terms of health and lifestyle?

Based on: The profile you gave. Seems to have healthy body habit-us You can not use a formula to calculate your fat component accurately. Their machines that measure fat estimate fat component thru scan ...Read more

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## 5 What are BMI calculators don't calculate muscle mass and bone mass in addition to body fat do they?

BMI: No, it only reflects height and weight. ...Read more

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## 6 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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## 7 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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## 8 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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## 9 Can you give me a good children's BMI calculator website?

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## 10 What is best BMI calculator using weight for women by age and height?

Here's one: Http://www. Bmicalculatorforfemales. Us/.

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## 11 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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## 12 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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## 13 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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## 14 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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## 15 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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## 16 Need expert body mass index calculator and chart?

See: Http://nhlbisupport. Com/bmi/.

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## 17 Where can I find a body mass index calculator for kids?

Any BMI calculator: Bmi is only dependent on height and weight. Unfortunately age and gender don't factor into the calculation, thus one of the limitation of the calculation. Many elite body builders would be considered overweight or obese, as an example. As a result of low body fat. Use the calculation as an initial guide and work with your pcp or a dietitian to further evaluate the child's condition. ...Read more

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## 18 How do you calculate body mass index bmi?

Height and weight: There are any number of bmi calculators available on the internet. ...Read more

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## 19 What is a good way to calculate the BMI or body mass index?

NHLBI: Try this website: http://www. Nhlbi. Nih. Gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc. Htm. This gives you an accurate BMI based on your height and weight, and gives you the guidelines for normal, underweight, overweight and obese. Just plug in the numbers. ...Read more

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## 20 What are the limitations of using BMI in assessing a healthy body weight?

Some limitations: Bmi is "body mass index", a calculation that relates height and weight. A bmi under 25 is normal, 25-30 is "overweight", above 30 is "obese". However, bodybuilders with high muscle mass will have bmis above 30, but are not obese. As we age, the bmi may not change much, but the amount of body fat compared to muscle increases. For any given bmi, women will typically have more body fat than men. ...Read more

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## 22 My bmi is 43.5 my height 5'10 age 19 water content is 36% I want to loose some serious weight what type of fruit should I eat or not?

Any type: All fruit is healthy, and can be a part of a weight loss diet. It's a good idea to eat a variety of fruits, since different types have different nutrients in them. Fruits with a high water content - such as melon or grapefruit - can be useful in weight loss because the water makes you feel fuller but does not add calories. ...Read more

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## 23 My BMI is normal (about 22), but my body fat is high for my age & height (about 30% according to a digital scale). Do I need to lose weight?

Ask doctor: Check with your doctor or nutritionist. If there are metabolic illnesses in your personal or family history, you may wish to be more aggressive about body fat management. ...Read more

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## 24 I am 28 yrs & my BMI is 29. Please guide me on effectiveness of products like herbalife in losing weight and keeping the body fit and healthy?

If weight stable..: Works better than eating 100 calories less each day than you're used to eating to lose 1 lb/ month

lose 2 lbs/ m if eat 200 cal less each day- that's = 2 pieces of bread or its equivalent each day less

save yourself some money! ...Read more

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## 25 According to my body fat percentage I am perfectly fine, but according to BMI I am a bit overweight. My fat percentage is 26 BMI is 26. Concern? /

Weight: As long as you are happy, don't be concerned. We are our own worst critics. You sound very healthy and you should be happy. ...Read more

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## 26 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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## 27 How are BMI and body composition different?

Let me explain: Body mass index or bmi is the measure of one's body fat based on only your height and weight and more commonly used to to access health risks associated with increased body mass.
Your body composition is calculated from the percentage of body fat, muscles, bones, water, and tissues in your body and provides and more detailed estimate of your conditioning. ...Read more

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## 28 How accurate is BMI in relation to your body fat?

Both are needed: Bmi (body mass index) sex specific and age determined. Fat density determined with calipers, immersion and or ultrasound methods affects this index as does bone structure. ...Read more

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## 29 How can BMI (body mass index) work?

Weight:height.: The BMI is simply your weight with respect to your height - an overly simplistic and thereby essentially flawed assessment of your health. It's a bit better when used in combination with body fat measurement. That being said, a high BMI might be associated with diabetes and heart disease amongst other health conditions. ...Read more

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