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Doctor insights on: Bmi Chart For Women Over 50

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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?

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

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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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What's best BMI for 60 year old man and woman?

What's best BMI for 60 year old man and woman?

Ranges: Bmi categories:
underweight = <18.5
normal weight = 18.5–24.9
overweight = 25–29.9
obesity = bmi of 30 or greater. ...Read more

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Is a BMI 20.4 for a 44 yr old female average?

Is a BMI 20.4 for a 44 yr old female average?

Not average.: Hi. At age 44, a BMI of 20.4 is healthy, but certainly NOT average! Look around you. How many non-obese 44 year olds do you see? Nope, not average. ...Read more

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Is a healthy male BMI the same as a female's bmi?

No: Optimal bmis for males could be in the teens (17%) while women require more body fat at around 24%,. ...Read more

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What is the best BMI for a woman of 5'1 inches tall?

BMI: Bmi is independent of height. For most people, the best bmi is between 20 and 25. But if you are muscular, this can be off. ...Read more

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What is a healthy BMI for an adult female that is 5'6"?

20-24: The target bmi for an adult female is between 20 & 24 (average 22) based ofn cdc & nchs statistics. ...Read more

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Is there a different BMI calculation for men and woman?

Is there a different BMI calculation for men and woman?

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

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What weight & BMI should I be at 5'9 & 28 year old female?

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

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What is the normal or healthy weight/bmi for a woman of 24yrs & Height of 5'4?

What is the normal or healthy weight/bmi for a woman of 24yrs & Height of 5'4?

About 120 lbs: One easy equation for weight is to be 100 lbs for 5 feet and then add about 5 lbs per inch. So for 5'4'' an average weight would be 120 lbs plus or minus about 10 lbs. If you are severely overweight you should not expect to get down to that weight though. ...Read more

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26 yrs old female my height is 5'4 my BMI has now gone down to 15.5 is that a bad weight? X

Yes: A normal bmi is between 20-25 and anything under 18.5 is dangerously low. You could be causing serious damage to your heart, bones, hormones, and reproductive system. I would encourage you to speak with your doctor or a dietician promptly. ...Read more

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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

Diet, excercise: I recommend to start with diet-low carbohydrate, low fat, high potein diet. As well as exercise ...Read more

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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. 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

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Bmi and average weight for a 5'10" female?

Bmi and average weight for a 5'10" female?

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

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What is idea BMI for a woman who is 66inches and 35yo and 189lbs?

BMI18.5-24.9: Hello RHowe,
There is a wide range for normal BMI 18.5-24.9.
Please use the following link from the cdc
http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/adult_bmi/english_bmi_calculator/bmi_calculator.html ...Read more

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What's the average BMI for 20 year old females?

What's the average BMI for 20 year old females?

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

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What is a healthy BMI for women who are overweight?

What is a healthy BMI for women who are overweight?

Around 22-25: The "normal" range for body mass index is 18-25. This does not take into account body composition. When losing weight to reach this range you must exercise and get enough protein to maintain lean muscle mass while losing body fat. ...Read more

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What is the average body mass index (bmi) of women in the us?

What is the average body mass index (bmi) of women in the us?

Overweight: CDC data from 2007 to 2010 reports that adult men in the U.S., on average, have a BMI of 28.6. Adult women have an average BMI of 28.7. ...Read more

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What is the average weight of a 53-year-old female with BMI of 28?

What is the average weight of a 53-year-old female with BMI of 28?

Need to know: The height in order to make the estimate for weight. Feel free to repost with the additional info. ...Read more

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Are women more likely to be insulin resistant, more than men, at the same bmi?

Are women more likely to be insulin resistant, more than men, at the same bmi?

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

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What is a healthy BMI for a woman 5'1 and 102 pounds? Is this a safe weight to carry a baby?

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

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What is the I deal weight for a 5ft 5 Australian female aged 22 years old? Is BMI a good measure to rely on?

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

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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

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What is an ideal BMI for a 19-year-old female?

Healthy BMI: The current accepted "normal" bmi is between 18.5-24.9. ...Read more

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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

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

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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?

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

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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.

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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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?

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?

Overweight: 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

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