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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

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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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

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