What's your Body Mass Index? by Adam Waxler
... Long gone are the years when they relied on an insurance company chart of 'ideal weights'. The most commonly used measure is the Body Mass Index or BMI. The BMI measures your weight relative to your height. Body mass index is generally an accurate representation of muscle-to-fat ratio, though there are some limitations. First of all, body mass index calculation may overestimate the BMI of an athletic person, because muscle is denser and weighs more than fat.
Barriers to Healthy Diets -- Removing them is not as hard as you think by Michael Smith, MD
... The closer to a balanced energy state, the better the chance for avoiding weight regain and maintaining your ideal weight for a longer period of time. Do not cut back, slow down, or stop exercising. If adjustments need to be made, it's better to make dietary changes than to make changes to your exercise plan. A healthy diet is simple to follow. Eat fewer calories, exercise, and make dietary adjustments as needed. No pills, supplements, acupuncture, magnets, or magic minerals are needed.
How to Set Weight Loss Goal by Zenith Regan
... However, you can also use these calculators to set your goals: Ideal Body Weight CalculatorHow to Assess your Ideal Body WeightHeight – Weight ChartBMI CalculatorKeep in mind that these calculations offer an approximate estimate. There are a number of factors that affect weight, so it’s best to take the results you get with a grain of salt. For example, BMI is affected by how much muscle you have…if you have more muscle, your weight might actually be higher than what is considered healthy ...
How To Determine Your Ideal Body Weight by Chris Stout
... Use the body mass index (BMI) to calculate your ideal healthy body weight. The BMI calculator is a method used to determine whether you are currently underweight, overweight or obese. This test works for all age groups, genders and body types. Here's how it works. Take your weight in pounds and divide by your height in inches squared. Weight in pounds / (Height in inches) x (Height in inches) Multiply this figure by 703 to calculate BMI Here's the scale to measure your results: -BMI ...
Weight Loss One Step at a Time by Kory Doszpoly
... Through my teens and 20s, no matter how much I ate or lifted weights in the gym, my body weight didn’t change very much. I desperately tried to build bulk to no avail. I would lift weights five to six days a week and frequent my favorite all you can eat buffets, but not much would happen. Luckily the very metabolic factors that kept me from building muscle also kept me from gaining unwanted weight in the form of fat. But I had a feeling all along that my luck would change down the line.
How Body Mass Index Works – Set Your Weight Loss Goals by Robb Ksiazek
... Body mass index, or BMI, creates an opportunity for weight loss enthusiasts to determine their ideal body weight in order to set their goals. The index uses your body height and weight to determine problem areas in your weight. Underweight, normal, overweight, and obese are the categories the index uses for classification. The categories have their individual implications as regarded to health and wellbeing. How is BMI Calculated? BMI calculations use a simple formula that can be figured ...
Healthy Body Weight by Rex Ng
... This site provides a simple to use BMI calculator. Below is a breakdown of the obesity level base on the BMI score. Underweight - BMI less than 18.5 Ideal - BMI 18.5-25 Overweight - BMI 25-30 Obese - BMI 30-40 Very obese - BMI greater than 40 Finally, one last index to gauge healthy body weight is to measure the amount of fat tissue around the waist. Research has indicated that abdominal fat is more of a health hazard then fat accumulated in other area of the body.
Is Your Goal Really Weight Loss? by Nathan Latvitis
... Additionally, the medical community has developed an “ideal weight” chart, which can further add to the confusion about weight loss. Now, let me ask you a question. Is your goal really weight loss? Unless you are trying to make a weight class for wrestling or some other sport with weight classes, you may think that your goal is weight loss, but it really isn’t. You are trying to lose that flubbery stuff attached to your body called FAT. Correct? So then, why do we measure our progress by ...