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How do I calculate my bmi?

How do I calculate my bmi?

Use this link: You'll need your height & weight. Then go follow this link: http://nhlbisupport. Com/bmi/ and input your numbers into the calculator and it'll show you your bmi. On the side of the page you'll also see the general guides for what a healthy bmi range is. Keep in mind this categorization isn't perfect and some people will fall a little outside the normal range, but still be okay. ...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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How do you calculate average bmi?

How do you calculate average bmi?

Calculate BMI: Use the formulas in chart and then compare with a chart. ...Read more

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What can I do to calculate my bmi?

What can I do to calculate my bmi?

Use weight & height: The categories normal, overweight, and obese are defined by the body mass index (bmi), which is a measurement that looks at one's weight in comparison to her height. Tall people are allowed to weigh more than short people are. Bmi calculators are available at the doctor's office and also on the internet. An adult with a BMI of 18.5-24.9 is normal, 25-29.9 is overweight, and 30 or more is obese. ...Read more

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How does a nurse calculate your BMI?

Calculator, nomogram: Hi. Most of us use an app on our smart phone or tablet that is dedicated to BMI calculation...plug in height and weight, and presto, out comes BMI. There are older nomogram tables that some people still use. ...Read more

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How do you calculate to obtain an accurate BMI value?

How do you calculate to obtain an accurate BMI value?

Use a calculator: There are so many online calculators now for bmi that you don't have to do the calculation yourself. If you choose to, the formula is:
bmi = weight in kilograms / (height in meters x height in meters). That is (weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared). I hope that the attached table is helpful. ...Read more

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Can you please explain BMI and what does it calculate?

Can you please explain BMI and what does it calculate?

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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How do you calculate body mass index bmi?

Height and weight: There are any number of bmi calculators available on the internet. ...Read more

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What is a good way to calculate the BMI or body mass index?

What is a good way to calculate the BMI or body mass index?

NHLBI: Try this website: http://www. Nhlbi. Nih. Gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc. Htm. This gives you an accurate BMI based on your height and weight, and gives you the guidelines for normal, underweight, overweight and obese. Just plug in the numbers. ...Read more

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What's the best way for me to calculate my BMI without weighing myself?

You can't: Bmi is a calculation based on your height and your weight. You need to know both in order to do the calculation. ...Read more

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I am a 16 year old female. I am very active and I want to calculate my BMI but for a highly active teenager. Height: 5.6" weight: 155 age: 16 years ol?

I am a 16 year old female. I am very active and I want to calculate my BMI but for a highly active teenager. Height: 5.6" weight: 155 age: 16 years ol?

Fair: Your bmi is 25 kg/m2 and considered slightly overweight. However it is more important to measure the waist line size which should be much less than 35 inch in a female of your age. Do note that if you are somewhat muscular, the bmi may well be normal. ...Read more

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I recently asked a question about my fat intake and calorie intake, one of the answers was calculate your bmi. What is BMI and how do I calculate it?

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I recently asked a question about my fat intake and calorie intake, one of the answers was calculate your bmi. What is BMI and how do I calculate it?

BMI: It is equal to either;

weight in kilos divided by the square of height in meters.
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weight in pounds divided by square of height in inches, multiplied by 703 ...Read more

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I’m thin but big-boned. Does that affect my bmi?

Yes it can: Depending on your build it can affect your weight and thus your bmi. ...Read more

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How can I calculate body mass index?

How can I calculate body mass index?

Go online: Hi. You can calculate your BMI at:
http://www. Nhlbi. Nih. Gov/guidelines/obesity/BMI/bmicalc. Htm
All you'll need is your height (barefoot) and your naked weight. ...Read more

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How do you calculate body mass index?

Download an app.: If you have a smart phone these are several apps that can do this for you. ...Read more

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How can you calculate body mass index?

How can you calculate body mass index?

BMI IS A MEASURE: Of your weight in relation to your height. Remember that it is an "estimate" of body fat, and a fairly good gauge of your risk for diseases that increase with higher body fat. It is a "screening" tool, not a diagnostic tool. Weight is only one factor related to health risks, so many other factors are taken into consideration. ...Read more

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Want legit formula to calculate body mass index?

Want legit formula to calculate body mass index?

Kg/m2: Bmi is a calculated value of your weight in kilograms (1kg=2.205 lbs) divided by you height in meters squared (1 meter=39.37 in). To square your height, multiply it by itself. I.E. 1.7 x 1.7. It's much easier to use one of the online bmi calculators where you just put in your height and weight and it does all the conversions and calculations for you. ...Read more

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What is a good way to calculate body mass index?

BMI: Is defined as body mass in kg divided by the square of your height in meters. If you don't want to do the math or need it in pounds/inches, there are thousands of bmi calculators on the internet or as phone apps. ...Read more

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How to calculate body mass index formula please?

See below: Bmi = [ weight in pounds divided by
(height in inches) x (height in inches) ] x 703

for example, a person who weighs 150 pounds and is 5 feet 3 inches tall has a bmi of 26.5.

[ 150 lbs. Divided by
(63 inches) x (63 inches) ] x 703 = 26.5. ...Read more

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What is a good way to calculate the body mass index?

BMI: Is defined as the individual's body mass divided by the square of their height. There are simple bmi calculators located all over the net and phone apps as well, . ...Read more

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What's the best way for me to calculate body mass index for women?

What's the best way for me to calculate body mass index for women?

Please see below: Body mass index (bmi) is a number calculated from a person's weight and height. Bmi is a fairly reliable indicator of body fatness for most people.
Formula:
weight (lb) / [height (in)]2 x 703
calculate bmi by dividing weight in pounds (lbs) by height in inches (in) squared and multiplying by a conversion factor of 703. ...Read more

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When body mass index (bmi) is calculated for femails, what is the average?

19-25: A normal BMI is between 19 and 25. Remember, the BMI does not take into account body composition (muscle versus fat) nor lab values (blood sugar, cholesterol) or medical history (high blood pressure). ...Read more

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Been obese since highschool. I'm for sure not a big eater, even smaller portion than a small-sized lady. But I still have BMI over 35.What's wrong?

Been obese since highschool. I'm for sure not a big eater, even smaller portion than a small-sized lady. But I still have BMI over 35.What's wrong?

Remember: The determinations of someone's overall weight is complicated. While part of the component is how much you are taking in caloric wise, the other part is based on how active you are physical but also how active you are metabolically. Some people have slower metabolisms than others, which means they have to be very careful about their intake and activity levels. ...Read more

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I'm 5'8" and 220 lbs (34% BF). I heard you have to be over 40 BMI for lap band surgery. Is that an inflexible rule? Am I big enough?

I'm 5'8" and 220 lbs (34% BF). I heard you have to be over 40 BMI for lap band surgery. Is that an inflexible rule? Am I big enough?

Based on BMI: Whether or not to perform perform a bariatric procedure is based on your BMI and your comorbidities, not % body fat. Lap bands are beginning to fall out of favor due to complications associated with them and a failure for long-term weight loss. Typically insurance will not cover bariatric procedures unless your BMI is over 40 or over 35 with comorbidities. Your BMI is 33.4 ...Read more

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Hello I'm 5'5 and my BMI is at 30 and a male, I feel like I've been losing weight. Even after eating a big meal no weight gain. Could this be diabete?

Hello I'm 5'5 and my BMI is at 30 and a male, I feel like I've been losing weight. Even after eating a big meal no weight gain. Could this be diabete?

Possible: Hi. Unintended weight loss can be seen with undiagnosed/untreated diabetes, but with other conditions as well. Is there a family history of diabetes? Do you have any other symptoms (up at night to pee, blurred vision, fatigue, thirst, etc)? Diabetes is easy to test for. Your BMI suggests possibility of unhealthy lifestyle. Eat healthily and exercise regularly, and of course, don't smoke. Good luck ...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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How dangerous is a BMI of under 15?

Low bmi: Make sure the calculation is correct first, but that is a dangerously low bmi and needs to be addressed by a physician. ...Read more

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How can I increase my bmi, in a week.?

How can I increase my bmi, in a week.?

I have a better idea: You can pig out on food and get fat. That is not a good idea. This won't make you healthy. Most of what you read about "healthy BMI" is bunk. What you can do instead is join a group of serious athletes and share a sport that you enjoy, strenuously and spending a lot of time. This will get you the health that trying to manipulate a number will never do. ...Read more

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Tell me how do you figure out your bmi?

Tell me how do you figure out your bmi?

Use a chart: The easiest way is to use a chart. ...Read more

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Is a BMI of 20.5 good for a 17 y/o male?

Low normal.: Well, that's in a normal range, but it's on the low end of normal. As long as you're lean and feel energetic and healthy, then I'm sure it's fine. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between BMR and bmi?

They are different: BMR is basal metabolic rate, the rate at which your body burns calories when you are at rest. It is a measure of body metabolism. Bmi is body mass index, and is a calculation based on height and weight which helps to indicated if you are normal or medically obese. It has nothing to do with your metabolic rate. ...Read more

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How are BMI and body composition different?

Let me explain: Body mass index or bmi is the measure of one's body fat based on only your height and weight and more commonly used to to access health risks associated with increased body mass.
Your body composition is calculated from the percentage of body fat, muscles, bones, water, and tissues in your body and provides and more detailed estimate of your conditioning. ...Read more

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What to do if I have low BMI but im healthy?

Let it be: Hi. BMI is a continuum, and if you're just below 18.5 and healthy, don't sweat it. Stay healthy! ...Read more

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What can I do if my BMI is 15, am I too thin?

What can I do if my BMI is 15, am I too thin?

Your BMI: Is definitely too low, as I'm sure you already knew. Please check w/your doctor and consider a potential w/u for eating disorder if indicated. ...Read more

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What can I do if my BMI is 18.0 am I too thin?

Your bmi: Would be considered underweight. That does not necessarily mean unhealthy. Talk it over with your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do to reduce BMI from 29 to 23 in 2 weeks?

Excessive: This is a large weight loss in a short amount of time! It sounds dangerous! Low steady weight loss sustained by lifestyle change is a better strategy. You can lose one to two pounds a week safely. Slow and steady wins the race! ...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