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Bmi For Female Athletes
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
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
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
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
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
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
Not physically active
Eats 1500kJ per day
Is this BMI too low?
What is considered anorexia BMI?
As long, you are in good health, performing your daily activities, not obsessed with your weight, it is okay. You will gain weight, as you age, do not get too worked up if your BMI goes up to 20 or so.
For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
I am a 68 yr old female considering bariactric surgery with BMI of 44.3. Should my age be a concern in my decision? I have Medicare.
No: A number of studies have shown the bariatric surgery is safe for patients over age 60. Compared to younger patients the chance of post op complications was somewhat higher and the length of stay somewhat longer. But overall the elderly patients did as well as or better than expected. ...Read more
What's a good body wt for african american female? I'm 68in, 198lbs, slight muscular build (prefer not to be < 190lbs. Don't agree w standrd BMI recs.
My doctor put me on a restrictive food diet 3 mon ago. I've lost 15lbs, still am losing. Bmi: 17.2. Cw: 110lbs. H: 5'7. Female. Should i be concerned?
Diet too restrictive: You are too thin now. What is the doctor treating? ...Read more
I am a 16-year-old female. I am very active and I want to calculate my BMI but for a highly active teenager. Height: 5.6" weight: 155 age: 16 years ol?
Is it healthy for a non-diabetic female with a low-normal BMI to have resting blood sugar in the 60's-70's?
18, normal BMI recently started eating chocolate dessert 4-5x a week. Is this bad for female because of the phytoestrogens/ saturated fat content?
There is probably not much harm in chocolate dessert but how about you take just once a week for a few weeks. Are you doing any exercises — that would be worthwhile.
PS: I was born in Leeds in 1944, left for Australia in 1947, moved to USA in 1974, and have only made a few trips to my brothers in London. Hope to get back soon but I have a daughter with breast cancer and cannot leave her for now. ...Read more
Cholesterol 250, HDL 88, LDL 112, ratio 3.0 No smoker, 22 BMI, 61 inches tall, 116 lbs. 57 yr old female. Should I take statins? No other risk factor
I'm 20 years female, I'm severely underweight my BMI is 15 my eating habit is normal and I feel hungry most time I do not know what is my problem?
Need to see doctor.: I usually like to provide concrete answers to questions here, but your query requires some definitive testing. There could be many metabolic, infectious, nutritional, gastrointestinal, endocrine issues causing the problem with your weight. Your BMI is dangerously low. You need to initiate a local work-up with a doctor right away. Please. ...Read more