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Is BMI of 19 healthy at 19?

Is BMI of 19 healthy at 19?

Normal 20-25 but..: Technically a "normal bmi is 20-25. But its just a number. A bmi of 19 has to be put into context of who you are. If you are healthy, happy, eating well and feel good. Then 19 should be fine. ...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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Need help. Is 19.2 a healthy bmi?

19.2 is: In the normal weight range, but there is much more to being healthy than just bmi. It's simply a calculation and doesn't state whether you're healthy or not. Discuss other health matters with your medical team. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Aging: As we age, our body composition changes. Our diet may be same but activity type or level changes along with level of stress and lot of other factors. There are medical causes like low thyroid hormone etc as well so get a checkup from your GP. ...Read more

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Is a BMI of 17.8 considered healthy?

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

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Want to increase my BMI in a healthy way?

Want to increase my BMI in a healthy way?

See glycemic index: To me the glycemic index and load are perfect for this objective. By eating up to 5 meals per day, 3 larger and 2 smaller snacks, one can reduce the abount of Insulin in your blood stream leading to loss of weight. ...Read more

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What to do if I have low BMI but im healthy?

Let it be: Hi. BMI is a continuum, and if you're just below 18.5 and healthy, don't sweat it. Stay healthy! ...Read more

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Is a healthy male BMI the same as a female's bmi?

No: Optimal bmis for males could be in the teens (17%) while women require more body fat at around 24%, . ...Read more

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How accurate are BMI charts for measuring health?

How accurate are BMI charts for measuring health?

BMI charts: 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

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My BMI is 17.5.. How badly can this effect my health?

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

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