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What are BMI calculators don't calculate muscle mass and bone mass in addition to body fat do they?
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Weight:height.: The BMI is simply your weight with respect to your height - an overly simplistic and thereby essentially flawed assessment of your health. It's a bit better when used in combination with body fat measurement. That being said, a high BMI might be associated with diabetes and heart disease amongst other health conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
BMI IS A MEASURE: Of your weight in relation to your height. Remember that it is an "estimate" of body fat, and a fairly good gauge of your risk for diseases that increase with higher body fat. It is a "screening" tool, not a diagnostic tool.Weight is only one factor related to health risks, so many other factors are taken into consideration. ...Read more
Yes: I found the ingredients of this bizarrely-promoted, pricey source of calories. There's no testosterone or other hormone stuff. A few weird ingredients ("inulin from chicory", the blue flowers that grow by the roadside in the summer) are added to nutrients that you could have a lot more fun eating as part of a well-balanced diet. I'm glad you have fitness goals and wish you the best. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Many methods: There are many methods, with varying accuracy. Bmi is simply wt/ht(2). A simple method for %fat is impedance, and trainers often use them. Gold standard for %fat is underwater weighing, bodpod, or dexa. Rmr requires a metabolic cart which is used in hospitals and research labs. Many of these are relegated to research labs. It is usually not necessary to know all this to be healthy. ...Read more
Yes: Muscle is more dense than fat.Get a more detailed answer ›
Increases metab rate: Muscle and fat weigh the same (pound of fat weighs same as pound of muscle); muscle is denser, so clothes fit better if one is leaner at the same weight. Muscle burns more calories than does fat. Leaner body burns more calories, even at rest, because there is more metabolically active tissue. Often w/ crash diets, there is xs loss of muscle, so you get more flabby w/lower weight. ...Read more
Can endomorphs mantain/build miscle on less amounts of calories compared to a mesomorph & an ectomorph?
Sure: depending on your specific metabolism, gaining weight and muscle mass is just a function of working out, combined with proper nutrition- in a lot of ways a pancreas friendly diet is the same as a good balanced diet that is recommended for diabetics, heart patients, obese patients, etc.go to a certified dietitian they will be able to help design a diet for you to achieve your goals and be healthy ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scale with body fat%: Find a scale that allows you to program height, age etc. in, and has a body fat % reading. These may not be perfect but can give you a general idea. There are handheld devices that are perhaps less accurate. If you want to be specific, there are water displacement tank measurements that are most accurate. ...Read more
Can someone tell me how long will it take me to decrease my body fat percentage without losing lean muscle mass?
I weigh 93 k& height is 171 cm with muscle mass of 35 k with fat percentage of 30% and high water retention, what should I do as I train 2 hours daily?
Aerobic exersize bes: with pushups , pullups , walking is important , 30 minutes/day can lift weights but do less weight and more reps for best cardiovascular fitness, eat 3 meals at least healthy whole grains,fruits/vegatables , meat /fish lean cuts , best , proportions important more salad less carbohydrates but i like skim milk , for protien makes you less hungary , weight watchers is my favorite since eat all foods ...Read more
Eat right, exercise: Building muscle mass requires sufficient protein intake, more than enough to replace what is needed for daily turnover. It also requires the right set of chemical signals (anabolic hormones) and right places asking to build (exercised muscles). There is no one specific formula or answer, but best to enlist a professional or someone who has succeeded - you can find both of them in the gym! ...Read more
See below: The rule of thumb is that you need between 1 and 1.5 times your body weight (if you are overweight, then substitute your target body weight) in grams of complete protein. Complete proteins are eggs, meat, fish, cheese and milk. This will work better than incomplete protein, i.e. Soy or plant based. Include more carbs at breakfast and eat healthy fats. Don't skip meals and drink plenty of water. ...Read more
Good diet,& a good-: Weightlifting program. A health club can hook U up with an AT-C, who can set up a challenging program of weightlifting as well as cardio 4Ur days in between.a protein supplement during & especially after Ur workouts. Have 2 be consistent. 1 on 1 sessions @ 1'st then on Ur own. The program will be set up 2 suit Ur needs & abilities. B careful & read labels on protein sups. Whey protein is a good 1 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eat well & exercise: That's the best combination combined with perseverance. Adequate protein intake to maintain a positive nitrogen balance is also necessary. There are lots of programs to get you started working with a trainer at a local gym, getting info off the internet or even ask your family doctor. ...Read more
Eat right/exercise.: A 16 year old male should have no problems gaining muscle mass if he's developing normally. The key is to make sure he's getting extra calories available to build new tissues and maintain a positive nitrogen balance (certain foods are higher in protein, fats and caloric value). It's also been shown that eating within 45 mins. Of working out helps that body recover faster and build more muscle. ...Read more
Exercise/Nutrition: Weight training generally helps to shape and tone muscles while cardiovascular exercise burns the fat around the muscles so you can see them better. Lighter weights with higher reps are better for tone, and heavier weights with fewer reps would be better for size and strength. So you need higher rep exercises, regular cardio and diet of lean protein and complex carbs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Se: In cycling i call it strength endurance workouts. Running..Its up hill. Endurance comes from long distances or time >2 hours with your heart rate less than 80% of max. Strength comes from pushing hard loads, going up hill, short intense type workouts. Contact me for more specific direction... ...Read more
Ideal fitness: Combinations of aerobic conditioning and strength training, preceded by warm-up and stretching and concluded by cooldown periods are ideal. Don't exercise every day. Allow time for muscle recovery. Combine good dietary habits and balances of protein and carbohydrates. Avoid the temptation of anabolic steroids. These are so she was significant medical complications. ...Read more
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