High School Algebra Finally Pays Off: The Body Fat Equation by Michael Callen
... This method is called the BMI or Body Mass Index and was created by the National Institutes of Health in 1998. The BMI uses your height and your weight to generate a factor that suggests whether you are underweight, normal, overweight or obese. The BMI is generalized, so it cannot take frame size into account. If you have a large frame, your BMI will seem worse than it is, if you have a small frame, your BMI will seem better than it is. Use it as a guide and then add a portion of common sense.
Disability and Diet: How to Select the "RIGHT" one for you? by Carolyn Magura
... The BMI Calculator provided by the National Institutes of Health can help you calculate your BMI. BMI Classification 18.5-24.9 = Normal 25-29.9 = Overweight ≥(equal to, or greater than) 30 = Obese Overweight is defined as a BMI of 25 to 29.9 and obesity is defined as a BMI equal to or more than 30. A normal BMI for men and women is between 18.5 and 24.9, although there are exceptions to these guidelines. For example, a person might have a higher than normal BMI if they are small ...
Body Mass Index (BMI) Can't Measure Your Overall Health by Ian Mason
... Body-Mass index is a ratio of your weight to your height. Too low of a BMI may indicate that you are underweight - undernourished or suffering some kind of illness that leads to unintentional weight loss. Conversely, a higher than normal BMI correlates with being overweight. What Conditions Are Associated With High BMI? Having a high BMI correlates with a higher risk for conditions including:-cardiovascular disease -high blood pressure -osteoarthritis -some cancers -diabetesBut there’s ...
Why You Must Have a Great Website! by Jack Martin
... People over age 60 now constitute the fastest growing segment of computer users and information seekers on the World Wide Web, according to the National Institute on Aging and the National Library of Medicine. According to Jupiter Communications, over 58% of those over age 50 are online. Furthermore, Suddenly Senior reports that the over 50 age bracket has an average network almost twice that of the national average and they hold 70% of all money market accounts and certificates of deposit ...
Why Knowing Your Body Mass Index Can Help You Fight Diabetes by David Silva
... For a more specific idea of where you fall in the index, the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute provides a complete Body Mass Index Table for your convenience. You can find it here: The bottom line: if you're overweight, you're in danger of developing diabetes. This dreadful disease is nearly silent, yet it can cause kidney failure, heart damage, strokes, even the loss of limbs to amputation.
Eating Disorders and the Internet by Dr. Angela Lewis
... Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD) PO Box 7, Highland Park, IL 60035 USA, see their Website. National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) Website. National Institute of Health Website: ‘Eating Disorders’, Pew Internet and American Life Project (2001) ‘Teenage Life Online: the rise of the Instant Message Generation and Internet’s Impact on Friendships and Family Relationships’. The Centre for Excellence in Eating Disorders, Royal Children’s Hospital Victoria Australia (CEED) Website.
Body Mass Index (BMI): Are You at a Healthy Weight? by Dana E. Smith
... According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the BMI "describes body weight relative to height and is correlated with total body fat content in most adults". In almost all cases, this means that the BMI will accurately reflect your weight and proportion of body fat as a function of your height and weight when categorizing you as healthy, overweight or obese. Calculating your approximate body mass index is relatively straightforward, although you'll probably need a ...
What's Your Aging in American IQ? Take the Quiz and Find Out by Susan Dunn
... (National Institute on Aging, NIA) 4. More women survive to old age than men. TRUE Women tend to outlive men by an average of 8 years. There are 150 women for every 100 men over age 65, and nearly 250 women for every 100 men over 85. (NIA) Among centenarians, 85% are women and 15% are men, but within that group, the men are doing better. 5. Senility is a meaningless term that should be discarded. TRUE Everyone does not become “senile” sooner or later if they live long enough.