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To Calculate Bmi
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
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
See below: hydrostatic weighing, DEXA scans are incredibly accurate at measuring body composition. But whereas hydrostatic weighing involves getting dunked under the water, a DEXA scan simply involves lying on a table for a few quick, dry and painless minute. Calipers are not as accurate as above...use the BMI scale also ...Read more
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
Use a calculator : There are so many online calculators now for bmi that you don't have to do the calculation yourself. If you choose to, the formula is: bmi = weight in kilograms / (height in meters x height in meters) . That is ( weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared). I hope that the attached table is helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Looks & feels right: The whole business of "ideal weights" is based on old insurance tables that have little to do with individual situations. With the jama's not-surprising 2013 study that "overweight" adults exceed "ideal weight" adults in longevity & health, use common sense. Muscular and trim, able to excel at vigorous physical activities that you enjoy. It's about you, not a number. Health and friendship. ...Read more
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
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
In terms of?: There are growth charts with reference norms to determine if growth rate is normal. The chart isn't the problem if there is concern about accuracy. Kids have to be measured with a stadiometer (shoes off) to get accurate height info. If it still doesn't seem right the stadiometer may need to be calibrated to make sure it's accurate. ...Read more
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