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Healthy Bmi Men Fitness Standard
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
Limitations of BMI: The calculation is the same. Men tend to be taller, which to some extent offsets the greater weight due to muscle. The bmi is not the be-all end-all of body fat measurements. It is a useful index for most people, and in large populations, but individual people can be muscular, stocky, and otherwise have low body fat but still a high bmi. ...Read more
Insulin resistance: At the same age, women are more likely to have higher bmi than men. If the bmis were the same, the major factor to account for differences would be sex related hormones. Since women clearly become more Insulin resistant (ir) after menopause, it seems that Estrogens protect against Insulin resistance. With the more dramatic decline in hormone levels in women, it is likely they have more ir. ...Read more
What's causes hyperlipidaemia in a person with a health lifestyle both physical and dietary? .P.S-person is 47yrs with a BMI of 26.5
Genetic: If your lifestyle is healthy and adequate and your cholesterol is still high, then it's most likely genetic is playing a factor.. ...Read more
It depends upon: How low. Mildly low bmi's can be healthy if you have a healthy lifestyle. Very low bmi's, such as you see in people with eating disorders are potentially very harmful to the body. If you have questions, talk w/your doctor. ...Read more
Lookin' good!: This looks pretty good. I recalculated your BMI and got the same thing. Normal weight is considered to be a BMI of 18.5 to 24.9, so you're right in the middle. Consider some measure of body fat, as well. Acceptable range for women is 25-31% body fat. Most important for health is to develop nutritional, physical, emotional and spiritual balance and fitness. Good luck...you're on the right track! ...Read more
Some limitations: Bmi is "body mass index", a calculation that relates height and weight. A bmi under 25 is normal, 25-30 is "overweight", above 30 is "obese". However, bodybuilders with high muscle mass will have bmis above 30, but are not obese. As we age, the bmi may not change much, but the amount of body fat compared to muscle increases. For any given bmi, women will typically have more body fat than men. ...Read more
How can a pre diabetic person with BMI < 18 gain healthy weight? I have lost 5 lbs since diagnosis.
BMI is a guide...: And not necessarily an absolute measure of health. If you're doctor is saying you must gain weight because of your low bmi, then you should focus on eating lean, healthy proteins like fish, chicken and turkey, and doing some resistance exercise (weights, etc). If this is a big concern, i'd strongly recommend working with a nutritionist (along w. Your pcp)- they can be a big help. ...Read more
I currently weigh 106 lbs with a BMI of 17.4 and I was wondering if it could cause health problems with surgery?
Depends. . .: Variables include type of surgery as well as your overall health, lifestyle, eg tobacco & alcohol habits, and other medical conditions. Best to discuss your proposed procedure with your surgeon as well as your family doc (who will probably be the one to sign off stating that you're healthy enough for surgery). ...Read more
I eat a lot but I don't gain any weight, my BMI tells me im underweight, what can I do to gain weight and look healthy?
I am 28 yrs & my BMI is 29. Please guide me on effectiveness of products like herbalife in losing weight and keeping the body fit and healthy?
If weight stable..:
Works better than eating 100 calories less each day than you're used to eating to lose 1 lb/ month
lose 2 lbs/ m if eat 200 cal less each day- that's = 2 pieces of bread or its equivalent each day less
save yourself some money! ...Read more
My BMI is 18 & so I am classed as underweight. I am trying to be more healthy&fit, so if I lose a couple of pounds would this be bad for my health?
Underweight: If underweight is due to low calorie intake or bulimia it is not good however if u have always been low weight u may be fine being over active and eating less may push you to a weight at which u stop having cycles cycles with incresed Estrogens are important for bone mass donot lose weight by cutting intake at this stage make sure you donot have a medical cause for weight loss. ...Read more
Full norm work up from cardiologist 3 months ago. Slightly elevated chol. BP 112/72 and BMI 22.7.I was told I am healthy. Can HD Develop months later? 28
Absolutely not.: It takes much longer to develop HD with this exam result. I wonder why you went to see cardiologist? Anyway that is not the issue here. ...Read more
BMI =16.8. Dr says gain, so I have been trying. I agree I am way too low. Wat underweight BMI is close enough to be healthy as I am naturally light?
Underweight: Metabolism differs from person to person and at various stages of our life. Please see a nutritionist to find out the best way to stay healthy and possibly gain some weight. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Is it healthy for a non-diabetic female with a low-normal BMI to have resting blood sugar in the 60's-70's?
I am a male in my 50's non smoker Good Blood Pressure with a BMI of 22 I used an online Body Fat Calculator I appear to have 32% body fat, what does this mean in terms of health and lifestyle?
Significantly!: A bmi of 17.5 is very low and can be associated with many serious health risks. Weights this low and unhealthy are usually the result of psychiatric disorders such as anorexia or bulimia, malnutrition or the result of chronic medical conditions or side effects of treatment for example chemotherapy used to treat cancer. If your bmi is 17.5 you should seek appropriate medical care immediately! ...Read more
Lifestyle: Eat healthfully w at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit /day (organic is best). Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Watch portion sizes. No tobacco, illicit drugs & low to no alcohol use. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs sleep /night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Maintain good hygiene. Daily physical ...Read more
Diet and exercise: Are key components as well as screening for other medical conditions. ...Read more
You are there: Based on your weight and height, your bmi is 19.2. A healthy bmi is 18-24.9, so you are there. As long as you have a normal menstrual cycle, you likely are at a healthy weight. Your weight can be up to 120 and you will still be at a healthy weight. Make sure you maintain your weight in a healthy way. ...Read more
I went from have a bmi of 18.2 to 15.99 in six months. I'm 20 years old and I'm 5'6. I have tons of health issues, could this relate? How dangerous?
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