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How can BMI be different to height/weight chart?

How can BMI be different to height/weight chart?

H/W chart: Says what you should weigh for a given height. Bmi is a calculation that takes your sex, height and weight and calculates a number that you compare with ranges of normal vs obesity. ...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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How do you knwo your frame size to obtain an accurate BMI calculation?

How do you knwo your frame size to obtain an accurate BMI calculation?

Height and Weight: If you have those two measurements you can calculate your bmi - many sources available on the internet. The number alone is not an interpretation in itself. It needs to be taken into consideration with other factors. ...Read more

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How can you figure out your ideal weight to be healthy?

How can you figure out your ideal weight to be healthy?

Compute and compare: Calculate your BMI (body mass index, which includes your height and weight; there are tables and websites for this). 20-24.99 is considered normal weight; below 20 is underweight; 25-29.99 is overweight; 30 and above is obese. ...Read more

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How is the pulse used to determine health and fitness?

How is the pulse used to determine health and fitness?

Resting heart rate: As your resting heart rate is one surrogate measure of your fitness level: "fit" persons tend to have lowering resting heart rates, as their hearts are more efficient. ...Read more

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Need to knowhow to calculate a healthy weight?

Need to knowhow to calculate a healthy weight?

Consider BMI: Body mass index, takes into account your height and has healthy weight within that chart. Also shows overweight, obese and extremely obese numbers. Go to this website. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/obesity/bmi_tbl.pdf i have good information at: www.Thin.Tsfl.Com. ...Read more

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How will they be able to tell what gender the baby is?

How will they be able to tell what gender the baby is?

Gender: The gender of a fetus is generally best determined at 20 weeks or more by Ultrasound. This is decided by the presence or absence of the penis. Very occasionally the penis cannot be seen and the gender assignment is incorrect. All the best. ...Read more

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How to figure out how many calories is it considered to consume to be binging?

How to figure out how many calories is it considered to consume to be binging?

Not that simple: Binge eating isn't tied to calories but to style of eating. An occasional overindulgence isn't binge eating. Consuming, say, a day's worth of calories in the midst of emotional turmoil would qualify. ...Read more

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Can you please define body mass index and how is it calculated?

See below: The body mass index (bmi) is a measure for human body shape based on an individual's weight and height. It is defined as the individual's body mass divided by the square of their height. Google bmi to access calculators to determine your bmi. ...Read more

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I'd really like to know website for how to find your body mass index?

NIH: Try this nih website: http://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/health/public/heart/obesity/lose_wt/bmitools.Htm.

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What is the best way to gain weight without overdosing on protein that an be toxic to the kidney? 5'5 ft 98 lbs trying to get to 120lbs

What is the best way to gain weight without overdosing on protein that an be toxic to the kidney? 5'5 ft 98 lbs trying to get to 120lbs

More calories intake: Protein does not increase weight. Nor does it cause toxicity, unless all you eat is proteins or have kidney disease. Need balanced high calorie diet. Need carbohydrate, fat and protein. A gram of fat gives more than double calories of either protein or carbohydrate. Fast food is an excellent way to gain weight. Need to see you doc to rule out a disease causing weight loss like hyperthyroid! ...Read more

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How to know what exercises can a teen do to lose weight and get fit?

How to know what exercises can a teen do to lose weight and get fit?

Cardio Mix: You can not target the abdomen specifically for weight loss - if you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), 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 walking, running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

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How to get the nutrients they need for bone health?

How to get the nutrients they need for bone health?

See details: How does who get nutrients? Are you speaking about young children, older adults or just in general. The nutrients are obtained through a balanced diet assuming that osteoporosis is not a factor. ...Read more

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Can you describe how to measure body mass index?

Can you describe how to measure 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. Bmi doesn't take age and gender into account. ...Read more

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How to get your biceps bigger? What weight and how many reps / sets?

How to get your biceps bigger? What weight and how many reps / sets?

Bigger biceps.: Three exercises to research for a bigger biceps will be barbell curls, dumbbell curls and slide curls. While slide curls should be done with lower weights, dumbbell curls and barbell curls can be done with heavier weights. Choose a weight that allows for 8 to 12 reps before muscle exhaustion sets in. Three sets of each exercise once weekly. ...Read more

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What are the things to eat to gain height ? Or what exercises can be done ?

What are the things to eat to gain height ? Or what exercises can be done ?

Although exercise ;: Eat healthfully is very important - it will not cause you to grow taller than you are genetically predetermined to grow. ...Read more

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I'm trying to lose weight. What's the best way to do so. I'm 250 pounds and need to at least be 150 for my height which is 5'4. Need help desperately?

A balance: of diet and exercise. Cannot say in your particular case (can be rare medical conditions that can increase weight like thyroid disease) BUT in general 1) count calories to see where they are with a diet diary of every mouthful. 2) calories burned off is 10xpounds=2500 cal/day 3) exercise adds another 100 to 600 cal / hr 4) 4000 calories = 1 pound. 1500 cal diet + 1 hr exercise =1-2lb/week ...Read more

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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