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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.

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.

BMI is flawed.: The BMI is a flawed indicator, I'll agree with you there, but it's all we have. That being said, your health is paramount. As long as you're not experiencing any weight-related medical conditions, then you're fine for now. ...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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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 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?

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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I am a 42 year old female, BMI of 20 - not overweight, with fairly low cholesterol. I have been having pain on the left side of my chest for several days. I had a normal EKG a month ago. My doctor says it's muscular, but I can't seem to get relief from st

I am a 42 year old female, BMI of 20 - not overweight, with fairly low cholesterol. I have been having pain on the left side of my chest for several days. I had a normal EKG a month ago. My doctor says it's muscular, but I can't seem to get relief from st

Chest pain: It sounds like it may be musculoskeletal but always good to ensure. Ice packs and moist heat will definitely help me move in the right direction with gentle stretching and massaging. This type of pain can be very painful so an Ibuprofen may help to. Make sure you take deep breaths or else you may be at risk for a lung infection from taking shallow breaths. ...Read more

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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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Why do highly fit, muscular people have bmis that insinuate they are overweight?

Muscle mass: The body mass index (bmi) is simply a calculation based on weight and height. It does not factor in body composition. Muscle is more dense and heavier than the same volume of fat. Therefore someone can have a higher muscle mass accounting for their weight giving her a higher bmi. ...Read more

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Ht is 5ft10.5 wt. 143 lbs & is my BMI is good or should I have to gain weight. M well muscular built. My weight is not going to increase I have tried?

Ideal body weight: Although you are a bit on the thin side, your weight (and bmi) are still within a normal range. As long as you are healthy and do not have any nutritional deficiencies, your weight is fine. ...Read more

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My height is 5ft 10.5inches. Is my BMI is good or should I have to gain weight. M well muscular built. My weight is not going to increase I have tried.

My height is 5ft 10.5inches. Is my BMI is good or should I have to gain weight. M well muscular built. My weight is not going to increase I have tried.

Hard to say: You get the most from this site when you provide enough background information for us to give an answer. Requesting that we discuss your BMI based only on your height is impossible. The BMI is based on weight/height. Without the weight to verify your BMI we cannot comment. ...Read more

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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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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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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 thin but big-boned. Does that affect my bmi?

Yes it can: Depending on your build it can affect your weight and thus your bmi. ...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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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 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

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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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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'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 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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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. ...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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I'm a 34 year old male and am 5-9 and weigh 199 lbs. I workout 5-6 days a week. Do you think I'm fat? I feel good. I have a muscular frame, so I don't think I could ever be 170 lbs again.

I'm a 34 year old male and am 5-9 and weigh 199 lbs. I workout 5-6 days a week. Do you think I'm fat? I feel good. I have a muscular frame, so I don't think I could ever be 170 lbs again.

Eternal problem: That's the main problem with the bmi. According to this, you are overweight but this measurement doesn't discriminate between people that are truly overweight and people with big muscle mass. To be sure, you should check your percentage of fat. If its below 15% of body weight, you don't need to lose weight. ...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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Female 22years old Not physically active Eats 1500kJ per day BMI 18.1 Is this BMI too low? What is considered anorexia BMI?

No: 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

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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.

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 or better than expected. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Fair: Your bmi is 25 kg/m2 and considered slightly overweight. However it is more important to measure the waist line size which should be much less than 35 inch in a female of your age. Do note that if you are somewhat muscular, the bmi may well be normal. ...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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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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Is it healthy for a non-diabetic female with a low-normal BMI to have resting blood sugar in the 60's-70's?

Is it healthy for a non-diabetic female with a low-normal BMI to have resting blood sugar in the 60's-70's?

60's-70's: Not too bad. Are you checking your blood sugar. If so, why. It seems that your blood sugar is OK. If you have some concerns please let me know.

"dansjake@gmail. Com" ...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