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What is the formula for calculating body mass index and ideal body weight?

What is the formula for calculating body mass index and ideal body weight?

BMI: The body mass index is equal to the person's weight divided by the square of their height. Ideal body weight will vary with age, sex, muscle/fat ratio, height and bone density. Bmi is only a rough guide of a person's ideal body weight which is usually a range and not an absolute number. Generally a bmi less than 18 is underweight, 18-25 is ideal, 25-30 is overweight and over 30 is obese. ...Read more

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What's the best way to determine the ideal body weight?

What's the best way to determine the ideal body weight?

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

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Ideal body weight and height of 3 yrs and one month boy ?

Ideal body weight and height of 3 yrs and one month boy ?

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

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What is the best method for determining ideal body weight?

What is the best method for determining ideal body weight?

BMI is ok: Bmi or body mass index is an ok way to calculate your ideal weight. Using pounds and inches: bmi = ( weight in pounds / ( height in inches x height in inches ) ) x 703 bmi prime is the bmi/25. This gives a percentage that you may be overweight (1.34= 34% overweight). ...Read more

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What is 85% of my ideal body weight i'm 1, 83 (about 5'11.5)?

What is 85% of my ideal body weight i'm 1, 83 (about 5'11.5)?

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

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How can you calculate your ideal body weight?

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

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What is a good way to calculate ideal body weight?

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

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My age is 49 years any my height is about 5ft 8 inches, what should be ideal body weight. Right now I am weighing 76 KGS.

My age is 49 years any my height is about 5ft 8 inches, what should be ideal body weight. Right now I am weighing 76 KGS.

Normal: Normal would be about 74kgs which would give you a BMI of 24.8. Which would be considered about normal for your sex and age and height. ...Read more

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How do I find out my ideal body weight?I'm female mom of 2, 31yrs, 5ft 6" and 176lbs (but started at 190lbs)

How do I find out my ideal body weight?I'm female mom of 2, 31yrs, 5ft 6" and 176lbs (but started at 190lbs)

154 pounds: Is the highest weight considered to be within a "normal" bmi for your height. The range is 118 lbs (bmi of 19) to 154 pounds (bmi of 24.9). Two of my favorite exercise ; diet books are "8 minutes in the morning", and "the 3 hour diet" by jorge cruise. Can get cheap on amazon.Com used. Small, reasonable goals are the way to incorporate healthy behaviors into a new lifestyle. Great job so far! ...Read more

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How can I determine my ideal body weight? For example, I am 44 years, six feet, male - what weight should I strive for?

How can I determine my ideal body weight? For example, I am 44 years, six feet, male - what weight should I strive for?

Different formulas: Males: ibw = 50 kg + 2.3 kg for each inch over 5 feet. Thus for you: 50 kg + (2.3 kg x 12 ") = 50 + 27.6 = 77.6 kg (x 2.2 lb/kg) = 170.72 lb. Other formulas will give slightly different results. Try to add muscle instead of fat to maintain a healthy body. If you're overweight, exercise to tone muscle & lose fat. ...Read more

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Im a 22yr old female at 5'0, Whats my ideal body weight while having a med body frame? I take daily walks(15-90mins), What can I do/eat to ⬆metabolism

Im a 22yr old female at 5'0, Whats my ideal body weight while having a med body frame? I take daily walks(15-90mins), What can I do/eat to ⬆metabolism

Ideal body weight: A simple formula for women is to allow 100 pounds for being 5 feet tall and add 5 pounds for every inch taller than 5 feet. A fluctuation of 10 pounds in either direction of ideal weight is considered healthy. Increase your metabolism by eating a healthy breakfast, including healthy fats in your diet, such as avocado, salmon, nuts, drinking green tea, regular exercise and regular sleep pattern. ...Read more

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Had report of adrenal hyperplasia on CT urogram. All labs BP, normal. No symptoms. Is this a normal variant? Male age 62 ideal body weight.

Had report of adrenal hyperplasia on CT urogram.  All labs BP, normal.  No symptoms.  Is this a normal variant?  Male age 62 ideal body weight.

Here are some...: Most likely, the reported finding on CT Urogram is merely incidental and carries no clinical importance. As a F/U for a peace of mind, repeating a CT in a year is reasonable. Of course, the most logical timing of F/U should be deduced with working closely with your treating doc since she/he surely knows more pertinent information about you. ...Read more

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What is the formula for height and appropriate body weight?

What is the formula for height and  appropriate body weight?

Roughly: 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

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What is the best way to reduce the body weight?

What is the best way to reduce the body weight?

See below: Healthful diet, portion control, exercise: eat lean protein, good fats, low glycemic carbs, colorful fruits & veggies, whole grains; avoid fast foods & highly processed foods; limit portions by using salad plate instead of dinner plate; no 2nd helpings; 30 minutes of moderate exercise (walking, water exercises) a day. Aim for 2-pound weight loss per week. ...Read more

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What is the best way to reduce your body weight ?

What is the best way to reduce your body weight ?

Eat less move more: Eat less and move more. If you reduce your intake by 500 calories a day, you can lose a pound a week. If you increase your daily activity, that increases your metabolism and helps you to lose weight. ...Read more

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My hight is 172cm.What is the best suitable body weight for me?

My hight is 172cm.What is the best suitable body weight for me?

You decide: Ignore the "ideal weight" subscience numbers. Your best weight is what looks and feels right to you and enables you to keep up in the fitness-sports you enjoy with your peers. Someone else can teach you to calculate the body mass index, but this is for non-athletes; track and field stars are "underweight" and bodybuilders / hollywood studs are all "overweight" or "obese". ...Read more

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I am 40s, male, what is the best exercise to reduce body cholesterol & to reduce body weight?

I am 40s, male, what is the best exercise to reduce body cholesterol & to reduce body weight?

Exercise: I recommend a mix of cardio (treadmill, cycle...) and resistance training (lighter weights high repetition). ...Read more

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I want make my body some more taller. Now my hight is 63 inc and my body weight 60 kg so what is the best medicine for that?

I want make my body some more taller. Now my hight is 63 inc and my body weight 60 kg so what is the best medicine for that?

Acceptance: There is no medicine to make a 29-year-old man taller, because his bony growth plates have closed. Instead, accepting your body as it is, is the best medicine you can take for your life. Your life waits for you to move on from concerns about height, and into your higher calling. I don't know what that is, but you do. Pursuing that will make you more impactful than centimeters can measure. ...Read more