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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

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