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Hello my age is 19.my BMI is 17.9. What are the benefits of workout in gym for me? your assistance will be helpfull for me

Hello my age is 19.my BMI is 17.9. What are the benefits of workout in gym for me? your assistance will be helpfull for me

Eat protein: Your BMI indicates you are underweight. However, this may be ok for your genetics ("normal" BMI is lower for people of Asian or Indian ethnicity than European or African background). Still, your goal is obviously to grow bigger, stronger muscles, not to drop weight. I advise you to be sure you are getting in 80 grams of complete protein daily and at least 14 grams within 1 hr of lifting weight. ...Read more

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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36 male, have BP 126/95 to 136/100. Bmi 24.9. Do i need medication or can I change my lifestyle to control it. What are the threats?

36 male, have BP 126/95 to 136/100. Bmi 24.9.  Do i need medication or can I change my lifestyle to control it. What are the threats?

LIfestyle: Make lifestyle changes first and then you can assess whether or not you need medication. Eat a plant based diet, exercise aerobically 4 to 6 times a week in your target zone( a little breathy), get enough sleep, limit alcohol and other drugs and focus on maintaining healthy relationships. My best. ...Read more

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10 years ago aged 40 I weighed 65kg and BMI 19 Even though I am now living a healthier lifestyle I am now 85kg and BMI 27 What gives?

10 years ago aged 40 I weighed 65kg and BMI 19
Even though I am now living a healthier lifestyle I am now 85kg and BMI 27
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Aging: As we age, our body composition changes. Our diet may be same but activity type or level changes along with level of stress and lot of other factors. There are medical causes like low thyroid hormone etc as well so get a checkup from your GP. ...Read more

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Hello my age is 19 and my BMI is 17.9.i joined gym and i workout for 30 min a day so which diet is best for me before and after workout?

Hello my age is 19 and my BMI is 17.9.i joined gym and i workout for 30 min a day so which diet is best for me before and after workout?

ANy: I'm not a nutritionist, but it sounds like you can eat just about anything. You are 19! Eat smart: stay away from processed foods. Maintain good hydradtion. ...Read more

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Am I the ideal weight for my height and age if BMI is 25?

Am I the ideal weight for my height and age if BMI is 25?

Not exactly: Bmi 25 is close to 80th percentile for female adult and 75th for male. Bmi over 85th percentile is regarded as overweight. ...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

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