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Bmi Chart For Women Over 50
Do you think the BMI chart for women in America is too lenient? Is it okay to go lower than the 18.5 BMI if I still have excess body fat?
BMI: A BMI of 18.5 is low, but the measurement has limitations. It is only weight/height (2) so people that are short/tall/chunky/small boned can all skew the numbers. Presumably you are over age 18, and not suffering from anorexia nervosa. Are you menstruating? You feel that you still have excess body fat. Suggest you let your physician help you with this determination. ...Read more
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
Limitations of BMI: The calculation is the same. Men tend to be taller, which to some extent offsets the greater weight due to muscle. The bmi is not the be-all end-all of body fat measurements. It is a useful index for most people, and in large populations, but individual people can be muscular, stocky, and otherwise have low body fat but still a high bmi. ...Read more
BMI: Bmi is calculated weight to height. Ideal and high risk are standardized for adult ideal is18.5 to 25, 25 to 30 is overweight and 30 plus is considered obese. These are not generally age dependent. Another way to determine ideal weight for a female is 100 pounds for 5 foot and 5 pounds per inch for every inch over 5 foot. There are allowances for large and small bone. Hope this helped. ...Read more
I'm 46 female with BMI 36.5 I want to oss weight but I don't know how to start... My work is in nightshift
Female. 26. 168cm. 52.5kg. BMI roughly 18. I don't exercise but bodyfat 12%. I'd like to start training but apparently shouldnt go below 12%. TRUE? I'm healthy and to want to exercise but bodyfat will obviously drop if I do? Surely it won't matter??
Female, 26yr: I have an interest in wellness. It is important to note that too little body fat is extremely bad for your health, just as obesity. Exercise is good for you but should be accompznied by a good healthy diet.a good aim is BMI of about 22. Bodyfat is important for hormonal balance, temperature regulation, a source of energy, etc. A diet rich in omega 3 oils, wholefoods and avoiding sugar and gluten ...Read more
130-170 pounds.: By BMI calculations, your weight should be in the 130-170 range to be considered healthy. Granted the BMI is not an ideal index as it doesn't take into account body composition (muscle versus fat) or coincident medical conditions. But that would be your range strictly based on your height. ...Read more
Depends on height: Hi. BMI is a measure of body habitus that is calculated using your height and weight. It does not take age (in adults) into account. So 20 years old doesn't matter. Height, however, is indispensable in calculating BMI. Therefore, in the absence of critically important information, we have no way to tell you what an average BMI for (20 yo) women is. Good luck! ...Read more
Here's one: http://www.bmicalculatorforfemales.us/.Get a more detailed answer ›
Insulin resistance: At the same age, women are more likely to have higher bmi than men. If the bmis were the same, the major factor to account for differences would be sex related hormones. Since women clearly become more Insulin resistant (ir) after menopause, it seems that Estrogens protect against Insulin resistance. With the more dramatic decline in hormone levels in women, it is likely they have more ir. ...Read more
You are there: Based on your weight and height, your bmi is 19.2. A healthy bmi is 18-24.9, so you are there. As long as you have a normal menstrual cycle, you likely are at a healthy weight. Your weight can be up to 120 and you will still be at a healthy weight. Make sure you maintain your weight in a healthy way. ...Read more
What is the I deal weight for a 5ft 5 Australian female aged 22 years old? Is BMI a good measure to rely on?
Can't tell, but...: A starting point is 130 lbs. A lot depends on a person's body build. Some are naturally very thin, others thick or big-boned, but most people are somewhere in between. "Australian" is a location, so that doesn't help either, as many types of bodies are in Australia. BMI is helpful if a person is of average musculature. If very muscular, a perfectly fine person will have a high BMI. ...Read more
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
I'm 19 female n obesed 85kg 5.2ft height am i in danger? Have not any problem with heath right now?34.3 bmi
Some problems: The biggest problem now, might be injury to your knees and ankles. Your joints are not made to support the extra weight and they will be damaged over time. Other things that might happen in the near future, include high blood pressure and type ii diabetes. Most problems from being overweight happen over years. ...Read more
I'm 17, a female, and I weigh 154, what is my BMI? What should my BMI be at 17? What all do I need to do to achieve my appropriate BMI?
BMI: To be able to get precise measurement, we need to know how tall you are. Thanks. ...Read more
I'm 5'6 105 pounds 27 years old female with hypothyroid. Bmi is 16. I know im thin but i don't feel unhealthy. Should i be more concerned?
Need to be very: Aware you could be at health risks like a decreased immune system and hormone dysregulation. But like many things in life, you may actually be fine, just as a subpopulation of overweight patients actually do fine too. Everyone's body tolerates weight levels different and there are people who do fine at the extremes. ...Read more
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.
Pls help out, I am 29yrs female, I weigh 78.0kg, my height is 5'4"(1.63m) and my BMI is 29.5. Pls what amount of kg am I to lose. Thanks for your resp?
Relax a little!
A dietitian will be able to help you control your weight and keep checking you and needed weight loss.
Dietitians are excellent staff who will get you to understand (and use) the information given.
Hope all goes well — dietitians are excellent! ...Read more
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