# Top 40 Doctor insights on: Body Weight Mass Index Calculator

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## 1 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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## Body Weight (Definition)

Body weight is a term for the ...Read more

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## 2 Need expert body mass index calculator and chart?

See: http://nhlbisupport.com/bmi/.

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## 3 What is the formula for calculating body mass index and ideal body weight?

BMI: The body mass index is equal to the person's weight divided by the square of their height. Ideal body weight will vary with age, sex, muscle/fat ratio, height and bone density. Bmi is only a rough guide of a person's ideal body weight which is usually a range and not an absolute number. Generally a bmi less than 18 is underweight, 18-25 is ideal, 25-30 is overweight and over 30 is obese. ...Read more

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## 4 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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## 5 How can BMI (body mass index) work?

Weight:height.: The BMI is simply your weight with respect to your height - an overly simplistic and thereby essentially flawed assessment of your health. It's a bit better when used in combination with body fat measurement. That being said, a high BMI might be associated with diabetes and heart disease amongst other health conditions. ...Read more

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## 6 How is body mass index measured?

Alternatively.......: You can also calculate the BMI by multiplying your weight in pounds x 703 and dividing by your height in inches squared. ...Read more

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## 7 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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## 8 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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## 9 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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## 10 How do you acccurately calculateyour resting metabolic rate and body mass index/ body fat %?

Many methods: There are many methods, with varying accuracy. Bmi is simply wt/ht(2). A simple method for %fat is impedance, and trainers often use them. Gold standard for %fat is underwater weighing, bodpod, or dexa. Rmr requires a metabolic cart which is used in hospitals and research labs. Many of these are relegated to research labs. It is usually not necessary to know all this to be healthy. ...Read more

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## 11 Which is more reliable, body mass index (bmi) or body fat percentage (bfp)?

For what?: Bmi doesn't take in to account your body type (ectomorph, etc). Body fat percentage will. What you are using the number for is what matters. ...Read more

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## 12 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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## 13 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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## 14 How precise is the body mass index (bmi)?

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## 15 Wheres body mass index chart for children?

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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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## 16 How do you determine body mass index from height and weight?

Do some math: Body mass index is calculated by taking one's weight in kilograms and dividing it by height in meters and then dividing by height again. There are many online calculators available to do the math for you. If you are an adult, a bmi of 25-29 kg per meter squared is overweight and one of > 30 is obese. <18.5 is underweight. For children what is a healthy bmi changes with age. ...Read more

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## 17 What are BMI calculators don't calculate muscle mass and bone mass in addition to body fat do they?

BMI: No, it only reflects height and weight. ...Read more

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## 18 Since weight lifting-cant lose body fat?

The same volume of -: muscle will be heavier than fat, so if you are building muscles, you may not see much weight reduction. You might be looking at your bulging muscles and thinking its the fat. The only way to reduce the fat in the body is to reduce your fat content with your food intake and Increase your expenditure by exercising regularly. ...Read more

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## 19 How accurate is the body mass index?

Mathematical: It is a specific formula to calculate the bmi, based on one's own height and weight. Bmi = weight (kg) divided by height (m) squared. ...Read more

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## 20 How to gain body mass for muscular workouts?

Resistance training: To build mass, do 3 sets of 10 reps of the maximum you can handle on a training day. For abs, do this daily. For other muscles, 3-4x/week. Creatine and (if okay with your physician) an electronic muscle stimulator can help. If you've considering trying anabolic steroids, don't do it. I've known many guys who have and all of them were sorry. Almost all women prefer a natural-looking, fit man. ...Read more

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## 21 If it doesn t distinguish between lean body weight and fat, why is body mass index so widely used?

Standardization: Body mass index is not a perfect tool to determine obesity, but it does allow for some normalization based on height and is easy to determine. Other methods such as underwater weight or electrical impedance require expensive equipment which is not readily available. Body measurements (waist, hip, neck) have been used but may vary based on the placement of the measuring tape. ...Read more

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## 22 What is the formula for calculating body mass index and ideal body weight?

BMI: The body mass index is equal to the person's weight divided by the square of their height. Ideal body weight will vary with age, sex, muscle/fat ratio, height and bone density. Bmi is only a rough guide of a person's ideal body weight which is usually a range and not an absolute number. Generally a bmi less than 18 is underweight, 18-25 is ideal, 25-30 is overweight and over 30 is obese. ...Read more

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## 23 Need expert body mass index calculator and chart?

See: http://nhlbisupport.com/bmi/.

Get a more detailed answer ›
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## 24 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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## 25 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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## 26 Is it possible to gain weight and Mass from doing intense body weight workouts?

Yes: But you want to make sure that you have excellent nutrition and adequate protein. Take care. ...Read more

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## 27 Please tell me what are some body-weight exercises i can do to gain some muscle mass?

Lots online or apps: Here's a link online that i've used ... http://greatist.com/fitness/50-bodyweight-exercises-you-can-do-anywhere and the app sworkit (look at the strength training circuit) good luck! keep it up! ...Read more

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## 28 Just joined diet bet- I gotta lose 4% body weight in 1month (for me that's about 5 lbs).But I do a lot of daily resistance+mat exercises to build muscle.How do I continue with these w/o gaining too much muscle mass for a month?Or is that impossible

Can be done: If a person eats 500 daily calories LESS, than she has been eating to maintain her stable but undesired weight in the recent past, and if she continues her typical light exercise routine, she should notice a 1 pound drop in weight each week and should gradually approach her lower desired weight. ...Read more

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## 29 Is there any way to regain body weight/mass if there is any parasite in the gut/system or malabsorption?

Yes: You will need to rid the body of the parasites or remedy the cause of the malabsorption first. Of course, if you enough to compensate for the malabsorption, you will likely gain weight as well even though this would not be a preferred solution. ...Read more

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## 30 What are BMI calculators don't calculate muscle mass and bone mass in addition to body fat do they?

BMI: No, it only reflects height and weight. ...Read more

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## 31 I want to increase my muscle mass. I understand i must increase my calorie intake, but by how much? Is there a calculator/ formula? I'm 5'6 weigh 158.

Wrong approach: Increase your protein intake, not your calorie intake. Increasing calories just makes your fatter, not stronger. The key is strength and resistence training on a regular basis. If you do not do that, you will not gain muscle mass. ...Read more

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## 32 How do you determine body mass index from height and weight?

Do some math: Body mass index is calculated by taking one's weight in kilograms and dividing it by height in meters and then dividing by height again. There are many online calculators available to do the math for you. If you are an adult, a bmi of 25-29 kg per meter squared is overweight and one of > 30 is obese. <18.5 is underweight. For children what is a healthy bmi changes with age. ...Read more

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## 33 I have heard about the body mass index which determines if a person has normal weight. What is the formula?

Try this.: Just remember bmi is not a good measurement for an athletic person. It does not take into account body fat%, which is a way better formula to determine a "healthy" weight. ** http://www.Aicr.Org/reduce-your-cancer-risk/weight/tools_bmi_calculator.Html?Gclid=ci-sjlbowbccfs9dqgoduteaeg. ...Read more

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## 34 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

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## 35 3 months pregnant. Is weight 50kg and body mass index 20, for height 160cm, normal or underweight?

Your height: Weight and bmi are definitely in the normal range. ...Read more

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## 36 My blood pressure is 150/90 mmhg pulse rate is 73/min body mass index is 27 kg/sq m i have right knee oa how do I work out to weight loss?

Try some upper body : Exercises with light weights and swimming and biking which are less jarring on your knees. Cutting down on carbohydrate and fatty intake and drinking lots of water would help with weight loss. ...Read more

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## 37 How to build up my body weight and look fit?

Strengthen muscles: Best way to add weight and " look fit" is to eat a balanced diet w/ more protein and begin a resistive exercise program ...Read more

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## 38 Does sex increases body weight or decreases?

Decrease: As a physical activity, it would require the burning of calories like any other type of exercise, so would certainly not cause weight gain. As a weight loss method, although likely more entertaining than the treadmill, the calories burned have not been estimated to be extensive. ...Read more

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## 39 Want to reduce my body weight. What do you recommend?

Find new habits: To lose weight you need to increase energy expenditure through exercise or other activities while decreasing food intake. Eliminate empty calories, particularly from soda, alcohol. Try to tie activity to habits you have already. This could include taking the stairs rather than the elevator to your office, or parking further away from where you work or shop. Small changes add up over time. ...Read more

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## 40 What's the normal body weight for 1 year and 2 months?

Google/print/chart: Just google growth charts for ur kids age group and print 1 out 2 keep on hand for reference. ...Read more