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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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Where can I find a body mass index calculator for kids?

Where can I find a body mass index calculator for kids?

Any BMI calculator: Bmi is only dependent on height and weight. Unfortunately age and gender don't factor into the calculation, thus one of the limitation of the calculation. Many elite body builders would be considered overweight or obese, as an example. As a result of low body fat. Use the calculation as an initial guide and work with your pcp or a dietitian to further evaluate the child's condition. ...Read more

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How do you figure out your body mass index without a BMI calculator?

How do you figure out your body mass index without a BMI calculator?

And the formula is:: English formula bmi = ( weight in pounds / ( height in inches x height in inches ) ) x 703 metric formula bmi = ( weight in kilograms / ( height in meters x height in meters ) ). ...Read more

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What is body mass index?

What is body mass index?

"fatness" indicator: An indicator of body "fatness" calculated from your height and weight. A bmi of 25 and above is considered overweight. ...Read more

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How can I calculate body mass index?

How can I calculate body mass index?

Go online: Hi. You can calculate your BMI at: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/obesity/BMI/bmicalc.htm All you'll need is your height (barefoot) and your naked weight. ...Read more

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How do you calculate body mass index?

Download an app.: If you have a smart phone these are several apps that can do this for you. ...Read more

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How can you calculate body mass index?

How can you calculate body mass index?

BMI IS A MEASURE: Of your weight in relation to your height. Remember that it is an "estimate" of body fat, and a fairly good gauge of your risk for diseases that increase with higher body fat. It is a "screening" tool, not a diagnostic tool.Weight is only one factor related to health risks, so many other factors are taken into consideration. ...Read more

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How do you calculate body mass index bmi?

How do you calculate body mass index bmi?

Height and weight: There are any number of bmi calculators available on the internet. ...Read more

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Wheres body mass index chart for children?

BMI-for-age %iles: Official cdc growth charts are available at www.Cdc.Gov/nchs. 85th to 95th percentile is "at risk for overweight"; >95th percentile is "overweight"; <5th percentile is "underweight.". ...Read more

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What is body mass index for children chart?

A ratio of ht and wt: Bmi helps compensate for the fact that ideal weight depends on height. Pediatricians can provide charts, but there also are on-line calculators: http://kidshealth.Org/parent/growth/growth/bmi_charts.Html like height and weight, ideal bmi varies by gender and age. ...Read more

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Want legit formula to calculate body mass index?

Want legit formula to calculate body mass index?

Kg/m2: Bmi is a calculated value of your weight in kilograms (1kg=2.205 lbs) divided by you height in meters squared (1 meter=39.37 in). To square your height, multiply it by itself. I.E. 1.7 x 1.7. It's much easier to use one of the online bmi calculators where you just put in your height and weight and it does all the conversions and calculations for you. ...Read more

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What is a good way to calculate body mass index?

BMI: Is defined as body mass in kg divided by the square of your height in meters. If you don't want to do the math or need it in pounds/inches, there are thousands of bmi calculators on the internet or as phone apps. ...Read more

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How to calculate body mass index formula please?

See below: Bmi = [ weight in pounds divided by (height in inches) x (height in inches) ] x 703 for example, a person who weighs 150 pounds and is 5 feet 3 inches tall has a bmi of 26.5. [ 150 lbs. Divided by (63 inches) x (63 inches) ] x 703 = 26.5. ...Read more

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What is a healthy body mass index for a 50 year old?

Under 27: 20-25 is normal over 25 is overweight over 30 is obese in my patients over 45, i tell them that should not be more than a little overweight, so i say 27. I also tell them, though, that optimal is below 25 and that should be the goal. ...Read more

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What is a good way to calculate the body mass index?

BMI: Is defined as the individual's body mass divided by the square of their height. There are simple bmi calculators located all over the net and phone apps as well, . ...Read more

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What is a good way to calculate the BMI or body mass index?

What is a good way to calculate the BMI or body mass index?

NHLBI: Try this website: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm. This gives you an accurate BMI based on your height and weight, and gives you the guidelines for normal, underweight, overweight and obese. Just plug in the numbers. ...Read more

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To which group of people does the body mass index table apply?

Most adults: However, if someone is very muscular, it may classify them as obese when they're actual body fat percentage is low. It's basically an inexpensive way to quantify obesity without having to do full body fat analysis on everyone. Other measurements such as neck circumference are being studied also. ...Read more

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What's the best way for me to calculate body mass index for women?

What's the best way for me to calculate body mass index for women?

Please see below: Body mass index (bmi) is a number calculated from a person's weight and height. Bmi is a fairly reliable indicator of body fatness for most people. Formula: weight (lb) / [height (in)]2 x 703 calculate bmi by dividing weight in pounds (lbs) by height in inches (in) squared and multiplying by a conversion factor of 703. ...Read more

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Is a body mass index of 36 extreme or has it become average for overweight usa?

Is a body mass index of 36 extreme or has it become average for overweight usa?

Obese: Bmi is a measure of body fat using height and weight; higher bmis are associated with health risks like hypertension, diabetes, and higher risk of cardiovascular events. Normal bmi is 18.5-24.9, overweight 25-29.9, and obese>30. More americans are overweight, so more bmis>30, but these people still face greater health risks than those with bmi 18.5-40. See http://www.Nhlbisupport.Com/bmi/. ...Read more

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What are some proper techniques to obtain or maintain desirable weight range or body mass index?

MODERATION: I realize it is so simple and yet so difficult to do what our grandparents told us, "eat in moderation". Eat slightly smaller portions, cut out high calorie drinks, juices or soda. Add consistent exercise. You only need 30 minutes at the gym 4 times a week instead of 1.5 hours twice a week. This is definitely an investment in your future so make sure you spend the time on your health. ...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