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I am asian, 20 y/o, 5ft, 85 lbs. My BMI is 16.6. Is it ok considered that I have small body frame? My hair and skin are healthy. I go hiking twice/wk.

I am asian, 20 y/o, 5ft, 85 lbs. My BMI is 16.6. Is it ok considered that I have small body frame? My hair and skin are healthy. I go hiking twice/wk.

You sound healthy: While your bmi is considered 'underweight', remember that this is only a guideline, and you are small person by average standards. As long as you are active, eat healthy, and have no other health problems, I don't think you should be too concerned about a number. ...Read more

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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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Is there a BMI calculator for metric data?

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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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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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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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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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??

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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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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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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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 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?

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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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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How do you knwo your frame size to obtain an accurate BMI calculation?

How do you knwo your frame size to obtain an accurate BMI calculation?

Height and Weight: If you have those two measurements you can calculate your bmi - many sources available on the internet. The number alone is not an interpretation in itself. It needs to be taken into consideration with other factors. ...Read more

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I am 6.0 feet tall, 117kg and 27 years old. My BMI calculation says I am obessed. I want to know if I am really obessed, I have a large body frame.

I am 6.0 feet tall, 117kg and 27 years old. My BMI calculation says I am obessed. I want to know if I am really obessed, I have a large body frame.

Yes, obese: Bmi corrects for frame size. You're still obese. Your ideal body weight would generally be about 180-190 # (81-83 kg). Get on a program of education, diet and exercise now. ...Read more

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Bmi claims I'm obese, but I don't deel that way at all. I'm 6' 5in and weigh 260 I have a very large football blockers frame what should my weight be?

BMI; IBW; frame: By traditional formula, your bmi = 30.83 "obese"
ideal body weight ibw = 156.01 - 210.82 however, as you point out, these formulas do not take into account frame size or the density of lean muscle mass being greater than that of fat. This site (http://www. Dietandfitnesstoday. Com/bodyframe. Php) calculates frames size so you can adjust ibw (large frame adds 10%. ...Read more

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I weigh 230. I have 100lbs muscle, large frame, and BMI of 38.9% @ 5'5". Is a weight loss of 90lbs healthy or too aggressive?

Need weight loss: Remember that any significant weight loss will reduce your risk of cad, dm, cancer, arthritis, HTN and alzhmiers even if you do not loss the whole 90lbs. ...Read more

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Is it true that you can determine your body frame with index finger and thumb for ideal weight calculation? Or regardless of the frame, BMI rules?

Is it true that you can determine your body frame with index finger and thumb for ideal weight calculation? Or regardless of the frame, BMI rules?

Bmi: The thumb and index measurement are a rough guide. Bmi should not be taken as an absolute standard it does have to be adjusted slightly for your frame. ...Read more

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

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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Been obese since highschool. I'm for sure not a big eater, even smaller portion than a small-sized lady. But I still have BMI over 35.What's wrong?

Been obese since highschool. I'm for sure not a big eater, even smaller portion than a small-sized lady. But I still have BMI over 35.What's wrong?

Remember: The determinations of someone's overall weight is complicated. While part of the component is how much you are taking in caloric wise, the other part is based on how active you are physical but also how active you are metabolically. Some people have slower metabolisms than others, which means they have to be very careful about their intake and activity levels. ...Read more

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I'm 31yo male with BMI 27.1. Walking for at least 30 mnts a day, vegetarian having small potions wt little fat n sweet; any suggestions how to loose?

I'm 31yo male with BMI 27.1. Walking for at least 30 mnts a day, vegetarian having small potions wt little fat n sweet; any suggestions how to loose?

Step it up: Maybe instead of walking you could jog, or bike, or dance every other day. You need to change up your routine since you aren't losing weight. Make sure you aren't drinking extra calories. Drink zero calorie drinks, water preferred. ...Read more

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I continue to gain weight (BMI 41), but I eat very healthy, very small portions and regular exercise. I'm anemic. Should I see an endocrinologist?

I continue to gain weight (BMI 41), but I eat very healthy, very small portions and regular exercise. I'm anemic. Should I see an endocrinologist?

More likely: A bariatric specialist. As while there are hormonal issues that can contribute to weight gain - really hypothyroidism - you don't have to see an endocrinologist for this, your primary care doctor can help determine if you have any thyroid problems that require specialist care. Otherwise, you need to see someone with extensive experience creating multidisciplinary plans for weight management. ...Read more

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There is a small painful bump next to my right side nipple. It hurts to touch. I am 20 years old, never had this before. BMI 24.5. What can this be?

There is a small painful bump next to my right side nipple. It hurts to touch. I am 20 years old, never had this before. BMI 24.5. What can this be?

Size: Small bumps are more likely to be harmless. It does, however, sound as if you are worried. Suggest you have your regular doctor take a look. Tenderness suggests an infection. ...Read more

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Can I use small amount of androgel to trriger facial hair growth (have sparse sideburns currently) though all endocrine tests normal? 19 yr & BMI 35

Can I use small amount of androgel to trriger facial hair growth (have sparse sideburns currently) though all endocrine tests normal? 19 yr & BMI 35

No No No: Hi, if your lab findings are normal and ur Testosterone level is normal, there is no indication to take hormone as that increases the risk of Stroke, cancer and lots of other side effects. ...Read more

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How and who can check. My bmi?

How and who can check. My bmi?

Body mass index: BMI or body mass index can be calculated here: https://www. Nhlbi. Nih. Gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc. Htm There is also a BMI calculator app. ...Read more

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How dangerous is a BMI of under 15?

Low bmi: Make sure the calculation is correct first, but that is a dangerously low bmi and needs to be addressed by a physician. ...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