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Whats My 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
Healthy weight range: At one's routine check-up, he can ask about his "ideal" weight, which usually means his "healthy weight range". The best weight for a person varies, depending on amount of muscle, body build, any medical problems, etc... For a guy, a quick estimate is 106 pounds for the first 5 feet of height, plus 6 pounds for each additional inch. So, for a 68" person, an estimate can be 106+48 = 154 pounds. ...Read more
You decide: Ideal weight" charts are based on fallacies. If we believed them, then most triathletes would be "underweight" and most professional football players -- fantastic athletes -- would be "overweight." your ideal weight is whatever looks and feels right to you and enables you to perform your chosen sport(s) best. ...Read more
Lookin' good!: This looks pretty good. I recalculated your BMI and got the same thing. Normal weight is considered to be a BMI of 18.5 to 24.9, so you're right in the middle. Consider some measure of body fat, as well. Acceptable range for women is 25-31% body fat. Most important for health is to develop nutritional, physical, emotional and spiritual balance and fitness. Good luck...you're on the right track! ...Read more
You'll know: Body build and sports preferences make this largely moot. Your best weight is whatever looks and feels best to you while you are Able to keep up in your favorite athletic pursuit. Body mass index and so forth was never intended for individual assessment and in the new studies, "overweight" folks seem to be the healthiest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 120 pounds and my BMI is19. How much am i really suppose to weigh and what is the normal BMI for my height?
Variable: If you use the Body Mass Index method, the listed ideal BMI is 21.6 which corresponds to a weight of 168 lb. If you use the growth charts of the CDC, the expected weight corresponding to that height is 185 lb. Physique/muscle mass and bone structure play a role in the process. ...Read more
My baby is 8mnths old, 72cm, , weighing 12kgs.Please advice is my baby obese? Whats the ultimate weight
I am 154 CM and 54 kg . My BMI is in the normal range . But i feel my belly is really fat . Any tips on losing those weight on my belly ?
Avoid carbs or sugar: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories. ...Read more