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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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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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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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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