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My BMI is 19.5 and I feel quite thin so I am trying to gain weight. What foods should I overeat without affecting my health? I.E milk? Protein powder?

My BMI is 19.5 and I feel quite thin so I am trying to gain weight. What foods should I overeat without affecting my health? I.E milk? Protein powder?

Why?: Why do you want to increase your weight. A bmi of 19.5 is healthy. Once you start consuming more, even healthy foods, and gain weight, you may end up weighing more than you may have bargained for. Eat a well balanced diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits and low in meats. ...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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Do I have any risk factors of coronary artery disease? 59, female, BMI 28, sedentary?

Do I have any risk factors of coronary artery disease? 59, female, BMI 28, sedentary?

Low risk: Your sendintary lifestyle is a risk. However, the most common and serious risk factors are smoking, diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, genetics, age, and obesity. ...Read more

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I am healthy BMI but have PCOS (no cysts) and other autoimmune issues (alopecia universalis, psoriasis). Are inflammatory/diet factors possible?

I am healthy BMI but have PCOS (no cysts) and other autoimmune issues (alopecia universalis, psoriasis). Are inflammatory/diet factors possible?

Probably now: Alopecia universalis is well-characterized as an autoimmune disease. I have an affected colleague who is an athlete and loves being hair-free. Psoriasis is a common illness with immune mechanisms while PCOS is almost certainly not immune. Diet isn't the key. Going you can and will stay physically fit -- aerobic exercise may help a great deal with your genetic heritage. ...Read more

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What is bmi?

What is bmi?

Body Mass Index: Bmibody mass index bmi is used to find out if a person is underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese. ...Read more

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What is BMI?

What is BMI?

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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19.2 BMI okay?

Yes: Its a good bmi- but I wouldn't want you to be much thinner than that. ...Read more

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What is my bmi?

What is my bmi?

Body mass index: Body mass index is a calculated number using the following formula: (703 x weight in lbs.) divided by height in inches squared. Ideal bmi is between 18.5 and 25.0. Overweight is a bmi between 25.0-29.9, obese is a bmi of 30.0 or greater. ...Read more

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What is optimal bmi?

Overweight / obesity: Optimal bmi is 20-25 kg/m2. Overweight is 25-30, obese is more than 30. However, this is a guide, and individuals may vary. Bmi is just weight/height, so someone (usually a male) who is stocky and muscular can have a high bmi yet be very lean. ...Read more

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What exactly is bmi?

What exactly is bmi?

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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What's the ideal BMI?

Best BMI: The healthiest is <25. Those with this BMI OR LESS live the longest and healthiest on the average.

Data that lowering your BMI to this will give you the same benefits are not available. ...Read more

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Is a BMI of 25.5 good?

In indicates: That you're very slightly overweight. Eat less and exercise more to lost the weight for your overall health. Bmi is just a measurement of weight relative to height. It's not reflective of your overall health; and it's not "good" or "bad", it's just a calculation. ...Read more

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How do you measure BMI?

How do you measure BMI?

Simply a formula: Calculation. Google: "BMI formula". E.g. For US typical units BMI = 703 x Wt (pounds)/Ht (inches)squared. This means BMI does not compensate for type of body build & may be very misleading. It was developed by a mathematician, adopted by the insurance/advance-monetary-time-payment industry as a crude indicator of body build for the masses &, in turn, adopted by the medical disease industry. ...Read more

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How is my BMI measured?

Use height and weigh: BMI is a calculated value using your weight in kilograms and dividing by your height in meters squared Kg/M2. The easiest way to find this value is to just use a BMI calculator online. You can google "BMI calculator" and just plug your values in and it will give you an answer in a couple of seconds. ...Read more

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How bad is a BMI of 14.9?

How bad is a BMI of 14.9?

Potentially: Very dangerous. Talk w/your doctor about your eating disorder. ...Read more

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What is normal BMI index?

BMI: In adults 20 years or older, the range is 18.5 to 24.9 for normal weight. ...Read more

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What is a good BMI number?

It always changes: Bmi 20-25 is "ideal body weight" which may not be as healthy as 26-29. A recent study showed this higher bmi was a healthier weight range for people than ideal. ...Read more

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How do I determine my BMI?

How do I determine my BMI?

Height and weight: Most electronic medical records do this automatically ...Read more

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What is the meaning of bmi?

Here's a website: Http://www. Bmicalculator. Org/ has explanations and calculators for men an women. Calculations require height, weight, gender and, in kids, age. The result is a %ile that indicates whether your weight is healthy for your height. If >95th%ile, see your doctor to reduce your risk of diabetes, heart disease and other medical complications of obesity. ...Read more

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Is BMI of 19 healthy at 19?

Normal 20-25 but..: Technically a "normal bmi is 20-25.

But its just a number.

A bmi of 19 has to be put into context of who you are.

If you are healthy, happy, eating well and feel good. Then 19 should be fine. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of BMI?

Body Mass Index: It si a factor of your height and weight. ...Read more

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What is best BMI for 40? 50?

Ranges: Bmi categories:
underweight = <18.5
normal weight = 18.5–24.9
overweight = 25–29.9
obesity = bmi of 30 or greater. ...Read more

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My BMI is 17% is this normal?

Hard to say: If by normal you mean does it fall into the normal range expected for an adult, the answer is no. Normal is a vague term that infers a relationship to large populations. A BMI of 17 correlates with average for a 10 yo kid, but not an adult. It correlates with the bottom 1-2% of the female population. Whether that is healthy for an individual depends on a host of other factors. ...Read more

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How and who can check. My bmi?

How and who can check. My bmi?

Body mass index: BMI or body mass index can be calculated here: https://www. Nhlbi. Nih. Gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc. Htm There is also a BMI calculator app. ...Read more

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Bmi of 13, ought I be worried?

Bmi of 13, ought I be worried?

Need to see doctor.: I usually like to provide concrete answers to questions here, but your query requires some definitive testing. There could be many metabolic, infectious, nutritional, gastrointestinal, endocrine issues causing the problem with your weight. Your BMI is dangerously low. You need to initiate a local work-up with a doctor right away. Please. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of low BMI?

Low BMI: Indicates low weight & can cause anemia, low bone density, hormonal imbalance, low functioning immune system, cardiac problems, low energy, insomnia, constipation, frequent illnesses, malnutrition. ...Read more

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What is BMI and how is it useful?

Weight measurement: Height adjusted weight measurement tall people are heavier it is a better measurement to study medically and replaces just straight weight w normative data for bmi is available for the population. ...Read more

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Need help. Is 19.2 a healthy bmi?

19.2 is: In the normal weight range, but there is much more to being healthy than just bmi. It's simply a calculation and doesn't state whether you're healthy or not. Discuss other health matters with your medical team. ...Read more

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What to do if your BMI is too low?

BMI: It really depends on your body type and health. My bmi is 16.5 but I have been this my entire life, exercise regularly, and eat adequate number of healthy calories (low fat, high protein, complex carbohydrates. My entire family is built like this. If on the other hand, you are a poor diet, losing weight and feel fatigued, you should consult your doctor to see a registered dietician. ...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