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Doctor insights on: Teen Athletic Bmi Calculator

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Are online BMI calculators accurate?

Are online BMI calculators accurate?

Yes, but...: The calculator will give you an accurate bmi, but how well that measures your fitness/health is unclear. I've had finely tuned athletes show up as obese according to bmi. If you're concerned about it just check with your doctor. ...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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For what reasons was the BMI calculator even invented?

For studies: In order to study obesity, one has to have a definition of what it means to be obese. You can't simply use weight, as 200 lb might be obese for some people but would be a thin person if their height was 6 ft 8 in. Bmi takes into account height and weight. A bmi over 30 is considered obese. ...Read more

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How do you figure out your body mass index without a BMI calculator?

How do you figure out your body mass index without a BMI calculator?

And the formula is:: English formula
bmi = (weight in pounds / (height in inches x height in inches)) x 703

metric formula
bmi = (weight in kilograms / (height in meters x height in meters)). ...Read more

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Is there a BMI calculator for metric data?

Many exist.: Yes. Just google bmi calculator. There are many out there. ...Read more

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Are online BMI calculators accurate or is one website more accurate than others?

Are online BMI calculators accurate or is one website more accurate than others?

All should be OK: If you enter your correct height and weight into any bmi calculator, the results should be correct. The exact meaning of a particular bmi might be open to interpretation as someone who is very muscular and has only 4% body fat might have a higher bmi than a couch potato who has love handles. For most of us, the bmi is a good indicator of appropriate weight versus overweight. ...Read more

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I was just wondering what this is as a bmi I typed it in on my calculator and came up with this 17.96875 and I was just wondering if it’s 18 or 17.9??

I was just wondering what this is as a bmi I typed it in on my calculator and came up with this 17.96875 and I was just wondering if it’s 18 or 17.9??

You get to choose: We are a free people living in a free country, so you get to choose. The number is 18 if you choose to use only whole numbers. The number is 18.0 if you choose to have one number after the decimal. The number is 17.97 if you choose to have 2 numbers after the decimal. They are all the same number, but it's your choice. ...Read more

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Where can I find a BMI calculator that includes bone?

Where can I find a BMI calculator that includes bone?

Try gov. Org: Bmi calculations and fat density vs muscle mass is helpful in weight management and to help with level of fitness. Try nutrition/ gov. Org. ...Read more

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Could it happen that a BMI calculator tell the difference between muscle and fat?

No: Bmi is simply a calculation based on height and weight. Since muscle weighs more than fat, muscular people will have higher bmis than normal. Body builders typically have bmis in the "obese" category (over 30), but they are not obese and many times have very low body fat. ...Read more

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I'm a 26 yr old female standing 5'2" how much should I weigh? All the BMI calculators say something different!

I'm a 26 yr old female standing 5'2" how much should I weigh? All the BMI calculators say something different!

Weight recommends: Are general. Around a 100 pounds if really petite. 110 pounds is spot on. Up to 121 is within range. However if you are muscular or have large bone structure you could weight more ; be just fine. ...Read more

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I am a male in my 50's non smoker Good Blood Pressure with a BMI of 22 I used an online Body Fat Calculator I appear to have 32% body fat, what does this mean in terms of health and lifestyle?

I am a male in my 50's non smoker Good Blood Pressure with a BMI of 22 I used an online Body Fat Calculator I appear to have 32% body fat, what does this mean in terms of health and lifestyle?

Based on: The profile you gave. Seems to have healthy body habit-us You can not use a formula to calculate your fat component accurately. Their machines that measure fat estimate fat component thru scan ...Read more

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I've used BMI calculators online, which say my 10 yr. Old has a healthy weight. She is a 10 yr. Old girl 4 ft.11in.101lbs. Is she at a healthy weight?

I've used BMI calculators online, which say my 10 yr. Old has a healthy weight. She is a 10 yr. Old girl 4 ft.11in.101lbs. Is she at a healthy weight?

Yes: She is tall for her age but weighs a good amount for her height. this is true if she is 120 months old (just turned 10).
at 10 yrs, 59 inches is 95th percentile for height and 101 pounds is 92nd percentile for weight. According to World Health Organization growth curves.
she is well proportioned. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the normal range of an athletic bmi?

Could you tell me what is the normal range of an athletic bmi?

No such thing: Please forgive my frankness. The BMI was never intended to be used for individual health care management. If it is used in the clinic, the assumption is that the person does not exercise. If you are a fairly successful competitive athlete, don't worry about your BMI. The Olympic track team is "undreweight", John Cena is "obese". You're not a number. Enjoy your sport and laugh it off. ...Read more

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Is there a solution for isolated systolic hypertension? Diastolic normal, resting HR 47. 54y/o very athletic Normal BMI.

Is there a solution for isolated systolic hypertension? Diastolic normal, resting HR 47. 54y/o very athletic Normal BMI.

This should: Be COMPLETELY EVALUATED including CARDIAC ECHO!!

SUBAORTIC stenosis (common in athletes) may be the reason for isolated systeolic hypertension!

Get this done soon!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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26 athletic bmi=22 male. Muscles sore/tight on waking. Symptom coincided w/ buying ikea futon mattress. Clearly need better bed, recommendations?

Sounds like you: Answered your own question. A futon can b a fun fashion statement for a young man, but it is very seldom a proper mattress. I would suggest trying some mattresses at a bedding store to see what's right for u. Good luck! ...Read more

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Where can I find a body mass index calculator for kids?

Where can I find a body mass index calculator for kids?

Any BMI calculator: Bmi is only dependent on height and weight. Unfortunately age and gender don't factor into the calculation, thus one of the limitation of the calculation. Many elite body builders would be considered overweight or obese, as an example. As a result of low body fat. Use the calculation as an initial guide and work with your pcp or a dietitian to further evaluate the child's condition. ...Read more

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Will doctors use differnt BMI calculations for teens and adults?

Calculation is same: The formula to calculate the bmi is the same for people of all ages. However, the standards of how much of the population is above a certain bmi number changes with age, location, ethnic background and overall health. A 13 year old with a bmi of 22 may be way at the top of the obesity scale, while, for an adult, a bmi of 22 is just middle-level overweight. ...Read more

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Which BMI standard for teens is considered under weight?

Which BMI standard for teens is considered under weight?

Pediatrician: Every child/teen is different- it really depends on where the growth curve has been. See your pediatrician. ...Read more

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How does BMI work with teens and children? Do they use a different scale?

How does BMI work with teens and children? Do they use a different scale?

Yes: Bmi for teens and children is differnt for that of adults. Teens and children's bmis are gender and age specific. For more information, check out www. Cdc. Gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/childrens_bmi/about_childrens_bmi. Html
the site has bmi charts and bmi calculator for children and teens. ...Read more

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Is a BMI of 25.5 good?

In indicates: That you're very slightly overweight. Eat less and exercise more to lost the weight for your overall health. Bmi is just a measurement of weight relative to height. It's not reflective of your overall health; and it's not "good" or "bad", it's just a calculation. ...Read more

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How do you measure BMI?

How do you measure BMI?

Simply a formula: Calculation. Google: "BMI formula". E.g. For US typical units BMI = 703 x Wt (pounds)/Ht (inches)squared. This means BMI does not compensate for type of body build & may be very misleading. It was developed by a mathematician, adopted by the insurance/advance-monetary-time-payment industry as a crude indicator of body build for the masses &, in turn, adopted by the medical disease industry. ...Read more

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How bad is a BMI of 14.9?

Potentially: Very dangerous. Talk w/your doctor about your eating disorder. ...Read more

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What is normal BMI index?

BMI: In adults 20 years or older, the range is 18.5 to 24.9 for normal weight. ...Read more

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What is a good BMI number?

It always changes: Bmi 20-25 is "ideal body weight" which may not be as healthy as 26-29. A recent study showed this higher bmi was a healthier weight range for people than ideal. ...Read more

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How do I determine my BMI?

How do I determine my BMI?

Height and weight: Most electronic medical records do this automatically ...Read more

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Bmi of 13, ought I be worried?

Bmi of 13, ought I be worried?

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

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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

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