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What To Do If Your Bmi Is Too Low
BMI: It really depends on your body type and health. My bmi is 16.5 but I have been this my entire life, exercise regularly , and eat adequate number of healthy calories (low fat, high protein, complex carbohydrates. My entire family is built like this. If on the other hand, you are a poor diet, losing weight and feel fatigued, you should consult your doctor to see a registered dietician. ...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 20 and my bmi is 16.5 my weight is almost same from past 1 year,i eat both meat and vegetable and i am physically fit but why my bmi is too low?
The opposite: you are 20 years old skinny with low BMI you are the center of envy most women going to hate you for it if you feel healthy,energetic,able to exercise no sickness you are OK now if you think you are too skinny or pale you would like to gain weight see a doctor they will make sure you do not have any medical problem like anemia or thyroid or any other endocrine problem and help you to gain weight ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had a low BMI of 15.8, & been trying to gain weight by exercising but the weight does not improve. Any good suggestions?
Healthy weight: A "healthy weight" varies from person to person. Some people are naturally thin, with low lean body mass. Are your periods normal (usually a good sign of overall health). Although a bmi of 15.8 sounds low for a 18 yo woman, it may be normal for you. See your doctor to get checked out for any condition that may be limiting your weight. ...Read more
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