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Doctor insights on: Bmi For Female Athletes

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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.

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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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%, .

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

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.

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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.

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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

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.

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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

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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 different 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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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


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Athlete (Definition)

Ath·lete n. A person possessing the natural or acquired traits, such as strength, agility, and endurance, that are necessary for physical exercise or sports, especially those ...Read more