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Is 18 Bmi Healthy
How can a pre diabetic person with BMI < 18 gain healthy weight? I have lost 5 lbs since diagnosis.
BMI is a guide...: And not necessarily an absolute measure of health. If you're doctor is saying you must gain weight because of your low bmi, then you should focus on eating lean, healthy proteins like fish, chicken and turkey, and doing some resistance exercise (weights, etc). If this is a big concern, i'd strongly recommend working with a nutritionist (along w. Your pcp)- they can be a big help. ...Read more
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
I am currently 5 ft 3 and 110lbs. I would like to reach a healthy BMI of 18.5. How long should this take and how should I do it? Thanks
Female. 26. 168cm. 52.5kg. BMI roughly 18. I don't exercise but bodyfat 12%. I'd like to start training but apparently shouldn't go below 12%. TRUE? I'm healthy and to want to exercise but bodyfat will obviously drop if I do? Surely it won't matter??
Female, 26yr: I have an interest in wellness. It is important to note that too little body fat is extremely bad for your health, just as obesity. Exercise is good for you but should be accompznied by a good healthy diet.a good aim is BMI of about 22. Bodyfat is important for hormonal balance, temperature regulation, a source of energy, etc. A diet rich in omega 3 oils, wholefoods and avoiding sugar and gluten ...Read more
I went from have a bmi of 18.2 to 15.99 in six months. I'm 20 years old and I'm 5'6. I have tons of health issues, could this relate? How dangerous?
Need to see doctor.: I usually like to provide concrete answers to questions here, but your query requires some definitive testing. There could be many metabolic, infectious, nutritional, gastrointestinal, endocrine issues causing the problem with your weight. Your BMI is dangerously low. You need to initiate a local work-up with a doctor right away. Please. ...Read more
Stability is key: Certainly this is below 18.5, which is the low end of normal. However, if you have always been thin, then this is really nothing to worry about. If there are signs of eating disorders, these in themselves have significant health consequences and need to be addressed. ...Read more
Resistance training: BMI just reflects the amount of body mass per unit of height. Increasing muscle mass is the one dependable way to do so in a healthy way. You can't increase your bone structure and fat is not a desired add on. Isometrics, resistance bands, free weights or machines, etc. Will all help you tone up and potentially add to lean muscle mass. ...Read more
BMI charts are very good for measuring body mass index - (BMI). The BMI range should be 20-25 but a bit higher might be OK.
The most informative way is to get your weight without clothing on (at home of course). and get your height measured without shoes off.
Of course your BMI will be lower if you have your height measured wearing high heels. Not a good idea! ...Read more
Significantly!: A bmi of 17.5 is very low and can be associated with many serious health risks. Weights this low and unhealthy are usually the result of psychiatric disorders such as anorexia or bulimia, malnutrition or the result of chronic medical conditions or side effects of treatment for example chemotherapy used to treat cancer. If your bmi is 17.5 you should seek appropriate medical care immediately! ...Read more
Lifestyle: Eat healthfully w at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit /day (organic is best). Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Watch portion sizes. No tobacco, illicit drugs & low to no alcohol use. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs sleep /night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Maintain good hygiene. Daily physical ...Read more
It depends upon: How low. Mildly low bmi's can be healthy if you have a healthy lifestyle. Very low bmi's, such as you see in people with eating disorders are potentially very harmful to the body. If you have questions, talk w/your doctor. ...Read more
Lookin' good!: This looks pretty good. I recalculated your BMI and got the same thing. Normal weight is considered to be a BMI of 18.5 to 24.9, so you're right in the middle. Consider some measure of body fat, as well. Acceptable range for women is 25-31% body fat. Most important for health is to develop nutritional, physical, emotional and spiritual balance and fitness. Good luck...you're on the right track! ...Read more
How to get fat efficiently and healthy? Does matter how many I eat also won't gain weight, I want to reach normal bmi.
Weight gain: The desire to gain weight is more than just a function of what you eat. Genetics (size of your parents), muscle mass, and bone structure also play an important role. Also, many diseases can also cause one's bmi to be low. Best to see your doctor to discuss all of these factors. Be sure to bring in your parent's height and weight and your body fat measurement. ...Read more
My BMI is 19.7 (normal healthy), but I still want to gain weight...i tried hard, but not increased much. What to do. Plz suggest?
WEIGHT GAIN: You want to gain more weight? All you have to do is eat more nutritious food high in calories like cakes, ice cream, meat products, etc. ...Read more
10 years ago aged 40 I weighed 65kg and BMI 19 Even though I am now living a healthier lifestyle I am now 85kg and BMI 27 What gives?
My BMI is 18 & so I am classed as underweight. I am trying to be more healthy&fit, so if I lose a couple of pounds would this be bad for my health?
Underweight: If underweight is due to low calorie intake or bulimia it is not good however if u have always been low weight u may be fine being over active and eating less may push you to a weight at which u stop having cycles cycles with incresed Estrogens are important for bone mass donot lose weight by cutting intake at this stage make sure you donot have a medical cause for weight loss. ...Read more
Diet and exercise: Are key components as well as screening for other medical conditions. ...Read more
You are there: Based on your weight and height, your bmi is 19.2. A healthy bmi is 18-24.9, so you are there. As long as you have a normal menstrual cycle, you likely are at a healthy weight. Your weight can be up to 120 and you will still be at a healthy weight. Make sure you maintain your weight in a healthy way. ...Read more
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