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How To Calculate Fluid Requirements Based On Body Weight Method
BMI and body fat: There are two ways. The more traditional way is to calculate your body mass index (check at wellesleymd. Com). Ideal bmi is 22-23, since your height is stable, if you get your weight there, that'll be ideal. What I like more is body fat which is more consistent with being healthy. Get your body fat checked, for male ideal is between 14-18%, female 18-26%. So lose enough fat to get your fat in range. ...Read more
No need to: You will recognize your ideal weight, because it's the body weight and habitus that looks and feels right to you while you are doing the fitness activities that you enjoy, keeping up with peers. There's almost no science to the beancounter "ideal weight" tables; most recently the "overweight" people live longer and have less of all the common diseases. You decide what's best. Stay healthy. ...Read more
Calculate: Look up what your ideal body weight is. Subtract your ideal body weight from your original weight. That number is the denominator representing your total excess weight. The numerator is the amount of weight you have actually lost. So if your excess weight was 50 lbs and you have lost 20 lbs, you have lost 20/50=40% of excess body weight. ...Read more
Is there a way to calculate what percent of your body weight is muscle and which is fat? I ask because it is said that muscle weighs more than fat.
YES: You can purchase a scale for home use by tanita that will give you your body fat percentage. It is accurate if you weigh yourself at the same time daily. In the alternative most gyms have a method of measuring body fat either by machine or calipers. Women should be 20-25% and men 18-20%. Your brain accounts for about 4-5 %. ...Read more
How do I calculate my lean body weight I am 45 male 191 CM 100.8 kg I weight train fairly intense 3-4 times wk cardio 2 times I need body fat% also?
Measure % body fat: Your height and weight can give you your bmi (body mass index), but to know your lean body mass you need to know your % body fat. You can measure it by calipers (cheapest), impedence device (~$50), or water immersion testing (expensive). You lean body wt is your total wt minus your fat wt. ...Read more
I have been told I have pcos based on the excess hair/body weight. I do have regular periods, also no issues with my hgh1c. Could it be something else?
Sure: If your regular periods truly indicate that you're ovulating regularly, then I would evaluate the number of calories a day that you're consuming. Also excessive hair growth may be a genetic issue from the family. ...Read more
As a physical activity, it would require the burning of calories like any other type of exercise, so would certainly not cause weight gain.
As a weight loss method, although likely more entertaining than the treadmill, the calories burned have not been estimated to be extensive. ...Read more
Find new habits: To lose weight you need to increase energy expenditure through exercise or other activities while decreasing food intake. Eliminate empty calories, particularly from soda, alcohol. Try to tie activity to habits you have already. This could include taking the stairs rather than the elevator to your office, or parking further away from where you work or shop. Small changes add up over time. ...Read more
Google/print/chart: Just google growth charts for ur kids age group and print 1 out 2 keep on hand for reference. ...Read more
Muscle building: Seek exercises that stimulate the large muscle groups including thighs, back and chest. By performing intensely for short periods of time on a regular basis, your body will build muscle. Muscle weighs more than fat, so feed your muscles with dense nutrient foods and get rid of the concentrated sweets, bad fats and soft drinks. A personal trainer would be a great resource for you. ...Read more
Males - 105 for fist 5 feet w 5lb/in
females - 100 for 5 feet w 5lb/in. ** + or - 10%. This is a rough estimate only. ...Read more
Cardio Mix: If you adipose tissue that you'd like to lose then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more
Weight loss:: Can not target a specific part of the body. If part of you is over weight, lose weight. The extra fat goes away wherever it is. Work on exercise to tone muscles and help burn calories. Count calories daily, and don't follow a high protein, low carb, high fat diet. There are studies that associate high protein low carb diets with earlier onset of heart disease. See the Dean Ornish, M. D. diet. ...Read more
Not much: After 30 years of treating malocclusions, I can say without reservation that the kids intake of calories are just fine. There are rare cases identified very early in life where the malocclusion is so severe that it impedes eating, but those have been all orthopedic cases. Plenty of folks 1 or 2 generations ago took dentures out to eat. ...Read more
Estimate with BMI: No simple tool is perfect, the the bmi does provide a rough estimate. Bmi equals your weight in pounds mulitplied by 703 then divided by the square of your height in inches. 18-25 is ideal, 25-30 is overweight, over 30 is obese and less than 18 is underweight. It is inaccurate in very muscular individuals, where the calculated value will be too high due to muscle mass. ...Read more
Lose only fat: So for weight loss, you are made of fat, muscle & water. Muscle must stay stable otherwise whatever you lost is coming back! . You want to lose only fat and that comes by increasing water percent. The more water you have, the less fat you have (think olympic athlete with no body fat). So you can lose alot of weight but monitor to make sure it is only fat, not muscle with physician guidance. ...Read more
Wide range of normal: With such a wide range of normal at 3 years old, the best resource for determination of "ideal" is your son's pediatrician during a well child exam. Nonetheless, having said that, you may benefit by visiting "www. Cdc. Gov/growthcharts" & select the cdc growth charts for children age 2 years of age & older in the U.S. You will see graphically that a growing normal 3 yr-old boy may vary from 12-20kg. ...Read more
Yes: If you're well-muscled (from resistance training or being fat), your creatiine levels go up. When I was lifting weights every day, mine ran 1.6 to 1.8 -- that would get me flagged nowadays as "chronic kidney disease" though in fact it was healthy. You're a person, not a bunch of numbers, and all labs require interpretation. Thanks for your question. ...Read more
More food (healthy): Eat more healthy calories (snacks and meals) to gain weight. Choosing foods with protein and "good" fats and oils. Avoid excess amounts of simple starches and sugars. To increase muscle mass, one has to work out against resistance (with weights). This exercise will increase daily calorie needs, so one must eat more of the healthy, balanced diet he should already be on. ...Read more
You're not a number: "ideal weight" is entertainment and subscience. Your best weight is whatever looks and feels right to you with you doing well at your favorite sports. The last few years' worth of prospective studies have exploded "pop" notions in which body mass index was misapplied. Hit exercise hard, eat sensibly, take charge and be the person and have the body that you know is right for you. ...Read more
The low calorie ones: Eating veggies as part of a balanced diet is a way to decrease the caloric "density" of our diets, making us feel full without consuming lots of calories. Vegetables that are high in fiber and low in calories are the best. These include carrots, celery. Tomatoes, lettuce, green beans, cucumbers also great choices. Skip the high calorie dressing and/or ranch dip! ...Read more