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Bmi machines do they work?

Bmi machines do they work?

Please clarify: Hi. Please clarify what you mean by "BMI machine". BMI (body mass index) is a simple calculation based on your height and weight. You don't need a machine to get your BMI...just go online and use the BMI calculator on any of the sites. Good luck! ...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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What does a BMI machine do?

What does a BMI machine do?

It's a very: Expensive way to measure your height and weight and do a simple calculation to determine bmi. You can measure your own height and weight, and bmi calculators are available by the thousands on the web or apps on your phone. ...Read more

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21 y.O. With BP 136/90 BMI 22. Got same pressure 2x on 2 machines by dr. Borderline prehypertension? Cause? Healthy otherwise. Is it a fluke?

21 y.O. With BP 136/90 BMI 22. Got same pressure 2x on 2 machines by dr. Borderline prehypertension? Cause? Healthy otherwise. Is it a fluke?

Hypertension: That pressure is right on the cusp of the definition of hypertension. At 21y/o you need an evaluation to see why the pressure is sitting there. You should be on a low salt diet and exercise program while the evaluation is being done. ...Read more

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How can BMI (body mass index) work?

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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Can you tell me how could BMI (body mass index) work?

Bmi: Bmi is a calculation based on your height and weight. Normal is between 18 and 25, overweight is 25 to 30, obese is 30-40, and morbidly obese is above 40. However, if you are very muscular, your bmi will be higher than normal, even though you are not overweight. ...Read more

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How does BMI work with teens and children? Do they use a different scale?

How does BMI work with teens and children? Do they use a different scale?

Yes: Bmi for teens and children is differnt for that of adults. Teens and children's bmis are gender and age specific. For more information, check out www.Cdc.Gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/childrens_bmi/about_childrens_bmi.Html the site has bmi charts and bmi calculator for children and teens. ...Read more

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I am well within BMI but my body fat percentage is higher than i would like. I am slim 54 yr old female. Work out at curves 3 times a week.

BMI & % Body Fat : Your absolute body weight includes lean muscle, body fat and water. Changing your "body composition" is more important than just losing weight. Exercising three times a week will maintain your current body composition, but is not sufficient to change it. Strength training in a progressive manner 4-5 times per week, will increase lean muscle mass and decrease your percent body fat! ...Read more

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What should I eat to gain healthy weight ? My BMI is 20 and i work out regularly .

What should I eat to gain healthy weight ? My BMI is 20 and i work out regularly .

Meat and vegetables : Many people would love your problem... Pay attention to your protein sources and make sure 80% of your protein comes from real foods. ...Read more

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What's the expert opinion, could the Atkins diet work for average BMI people?

Why: Why do you need a "diet" if you have a normal bmi? Don't use any diet with someone's name on it. Just eat a healthy, well balanced diet and exercise. You need something you can do for the rest of your life. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Bs runs 250 only after i eat, BMI of 22. Is that typical of type 2 or is it 1.5? Very insulin sensitive, insulin works great but only 5-6 units a day.

Insulin and glucose: If you are a diabetic currently taking insulin, you should have an endocrinologist. And, if so, it would seem like a good time to discuss proper dosing and glucose monitoring. ...Read more

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I took next choice 2 days after intercourse it was during ovulation. I heard it doesn't work during ovulation and if your bmi is over 30 is this true?

I took next choice 2 days after intercourse it was during ovulation. I heard it doesn't work during ovulation and if your bmi is over 30 is this true?

Next choice /ovulate: http://ec.princeton.edu/questions/eceffect.html http://www.rxlist.com/next-choice-drug.htm#side_effects_interactions May not be as effective. Apparently works by preventing ovulation and also possibly by preventing fertilization/ implantation. F/u/ w/ gyn and take HCG . if period is delayed 1 week. Many BC pills are less effective in individuals w/ > 30 BMI. Consider long term BC discuss w/ gy ...Read more

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Had unprotected sex. Doubts because of sex inexperience. Took Plan-B Onestep 23 hours later. Overweight/obese BMI. Will it work?

Had unprotected sex. Doubts because of sex inexperience. Took Plan-B Onestep 23 hours later. Overweight/obese BMI. Will it work?

Probably: an you are officially not inexperienced now. Always use condoms and spermicidal foam or gel. If you are now sexCcourtney stodden videoills. It is time to be sexually responsible. ...Read more

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Im 28yrs of age with BMI of 22.Clomid (clomiphene) didn't work for 3 cycles. Is there hope for me to. Conceive .We are trying to conceive for 10 months now..

Im 28yrs of age with BMI of 22.Clomid (clomiphene) didn't work for 3 cycles. Is there hope for me to. Conceive .We are trying to conceive for 10 months now..

Conception: Come on now… you cannot reach any conclusions based on feeling Clomid (clomiphene) for a few months. In order to get pregnant you must have sperm, have eggs, they need to meet, and the need to stick that is to say not miscarry. I think it's time you start answering all those questions. ...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