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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

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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

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I am male. Age 45. 6ft 2 inches and weigh 208 lbs. what should be my ideal goal weight? At current weight my BMI is 26.8.

BMI: The upper limit of the BMI range is 25 but 26.8 is not far above this. When BMI was determined were you fully clothed, wearing boots, etc. If you have bathroom scales at home you might want to compare your results with that at the doctor's office. At home you won't need to worry about clothing. ...Read more

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I'm 24. And i look too young for my age:-( . I weigh just 45 and my BMI is very low. Can anyone tell me how can I put on some weight.

If healthy, protein: If you are feeling well, and ideally have been evaluated by a physician recently to be sure you do not have a metabolic condition (such as thyroid disease or diabetes) and are not taking stimulant medications, then adding a protein supplement to your regular diet--without reducing your usual intake--can help. This can be as a snack bar, meal-replacement bar, or powder you add to drinks. ...Read more

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My bmi is 43.5 my height 5'10 age 19 water content is 36% i want to loose some serious weight what type of fruit should i eat or not?

My bmi is 43.5 my height 5'10 age 19 water content is 36% i want to loose some serious weight what type of fruit should i eat or not?

Any type: All fruit is healthy, and can be a part of a weight loss diet. It's a good idea to eat a variety of fruits, since different types have different nutrients in them. Fruits with a high water content - such as melon or grapefruit - can be useful in weight loss because the water makes you feel fuller but does not add calories. ...Read more

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My BMI is normal (about 22), but my body fat is high for my age & height (about 30% according to a digital scale). Do I need to lose weight?

Ask doctor : Check with your doctor or nutritionist. If there are metabolic illnesses in your personal or family history, you may wish to be more aggressive about body fat management. ...Read more

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Hello my age is 19 year and my BMI 17.9. and i am skinny so is it good for me to eat snack after 2 hours? your assistance will be help full for me

Yes: You can eat a snack every two hours as long as it is a healthy snack. Please avoid things like cookies, and potato chips as these leave you unhealthy and deplete your energy ...Read more

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I'm curious why even with weight loss (-17pounds) my scale BMI doesn't really ever change?

Know body compositio: It is important not to confuse bmi with body fat. The bmi (body mass index) numbers are not percentages of body fat. If bmi is same but fat is decreasing. There are quite a few groups of people for whom bmi is not as accurate –- short women and muscular people, to name two. Bmi also varies according to some ethnic groups. Knowing body fat percentage is an improvement over bmi. ...Read more

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I'm curious why even with weight loss (-17pounds) my scale BMI doesn't really ever change?

Need more info: Study findings appearing in the may 2010 issue of "obstetrics and gynecology" suggest that racial- and ethnic-specific bmi cutoff values are needed as current cutoffs fail to identify many whites and hispanics as overweight. Other diagnostic measures such as waist circumference and blood pressure should be used in combination with bmi to accurately determine health risk. Consult your physician. ...Read more

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How can I gain weight? I have been struggling to gain weight and according to my age , height, and BMI I am considered underweight.

Check caloric intake: The most common reason for being underweight according to bmi assuming you are taking in enough calories for your height is genetics. If one of your parents have he same body type, it does become more difficult to gain weight. With that said, it is important to eat more calories that what you are expending. Check how many calories you are burning at rest, with daily activities, and with exercis. ...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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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