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    Exclamation Calculate your Body Mass Index

    Here:

    http://www.halls.md/body-mass-index/bmi.htm

    My BMI is 16.9, according to this thing I am underweight. eyes:

    Go here to calculate your ideal weight and see the medical recommendation for your case:
    http://www.halls.md/ideal-weight/body.htm

    It can be done in cm and kgs for those who don't know:

    Peoples Choice Ideal Weight: 121 lbs/55 kgs

    Medical Recommendation: 124 - 163 lbs/56 - 74 kgs

    Now that's a lot of meat to grow.

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    I've bookmarked these in the past:

    http://www.scientificpsychic.com/fitness/diet.html
    http://home.fuse.net/clymer/bmi/

    Ones with meters:
    http://www.leben-ohne-diaet.de/text/bmi-rechner.html
    http://games.voedingscentrum.nl/body...body_mass.html

    I wouldn't consider BMI a very good indicator for health. Waist to hip ratio is more reliable.

    By the way, my BMI is around 22.

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    Both my BMI and BFP are each ~25 right now. A little bit more on the one and less on the other, respectively. My body is transitioning from summer mode to winter mode, losing muscle weight and gaining some fat weight.
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    Body Mass Index: 22.2

    Your weight is at the 44th percentile according to your age and height.

    "Judge of your natural character by what you do in your dreams" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Here's a waist to hip calculator:
    http://www.healthcalculators.org/cal.../waist_hip.asp

    Your Waist to Hip Ratio is 0.65 and appears to be within a healthy range.
    Thank goodness this one's got it right.

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    By Linda Carroll
    MSNBC contributor
    updated 6:42 p.m. ET, Wed., Aug. 23, 2006


    Just last week a study came out showing that being overweight wasn’t likely to kill you. Then yesterday, two more studies were published saying that by packing on only a few extra pounds, you could significantly increase your risk of premature death.

    At first glance, these three studies might lead to considerable confusion — and a devil-may-care attitude towards weight gain.

    But experts emphasize there’s no real doubt that obesity raises the risk of death as well as serious conditions like heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

    The real question, says Dr. Donald Cutlip, an associate professor of medicine at the Harvard Medical School, is whether body mass index is a good measure to determine whether someone is overweight.

    The conflicting studies, each based on BMI scores, point out flaws with the common measure, basically a comparison of height to weight.

    New research shows that there’s a better, more informative way to figure out if you are overweight — the waist-to-hip ratio — and all it requires is a measuring tape.

    Too buff, too old
    The first salvo in the latest obesity debate popped up last week in the British journal The Lancet. The study found that among patients with heart disease, death was actually less likely if a person was overweight. And obesity appeared to be downright protective.

    The authors of the study pinned the unexpected results on BMI.

    “Rather than proving that obesity is harmless, our data suggest that alternative methods might be needed to better characterize individuals who truly have excess body fat,” said the study’s lead researcher Francisco Lopez-Jiminez of the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.

    Cutlip agrees that BMI can be way off, especially when it comes to assessing a particular individual. The commonly used measure can give a skewed result not only for fit body builders who come out with a high number because of the extra weight associated with muscle, but also for the elderly, who tend to have scores that underestimate obesity because they have so much less muscle.

    When it comes to large population studies, the measurement usually works well because BMI does give the right answer when averaged across many people. There were other flaws with the Lancet study, Cutlip says.

    Still, most of us aren’t taking our measurements as part of a big study. We’re simply trying to figure out if we’re at a healthy weight or not. And in that case, BMI may not be the best way to find that out.

    Hipper measurement
    The best way to predict heart attack risk and other obesity-related diseases is a measurement that divides the circumference of your waist by your hips.
    If you’re a woman, the waist-to-hip ratio should come out as no more than 0.8. Men have a little more wiggle room: a healthy waist-to-hip ratio for them is 0.95.

    This means, if your belly has bulged out enough to catch up to the size of your hips, you should start worrying about your heart, experts say.

    That’s because abdominal fat is more likely than fat stored in other spots to lead to changes in hormone levels and to cause inflammation, which in turn leads to clogged arteries, says Dr. Gordon A. Ewy, a professor and chief of cardiology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, and director of the school’s Sarver Heart Center. So, “fat on a woman’s hips doesn’t seem to increase risk, whereas a beer belly does,” Ewy says.

    Fat stored in the belly "is the most dangerous type of fat in our bodies," explains Dr. William Castelli, director of the Framingham Cardiovascular Institute.

    The waist-to-hip measurement is likely to catch people at risk for fat-related diseases who might otherwise think they were at a healthy weight, based on their BMI scores.

    It’s quite possible to have an acceptable BMI and still have some belly paunch, says Dr. Louis Aronne, clinical professor of medicine at the Weill-Cornell Medical College and director of the Comprehensive Weight Control Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital.

    Certain groups of people — those from Japan and south Asia, for example — tend not to become obese but can have an increased risk of heart disease from storing small amounts of fat around their waists, Aronne says. “You can be thin and still have too much fat,” he adds.
    Source: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14483512/

    To measure your waist, measure below your rib-cage but above your navel.
    To measure your hips, measure the widest part of your butt.
    There's a waist-to-hip ratio calculator in the link.

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    0.667 according to that link. It says I keep less fat on my midsection and more on my hips and I'm pear shaped.

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    Heigh: 183 cm
    Weight: 80 kg

    BMI: 23.9

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    BMI: 24 (well, good, I don't want to be supermodel skinny)

    Your weight is at the 43rd percentile according to your age and height.
    Shorter girls put on fat more easily, there's no where to hide it. :p I lucked out with a good metabolism, I guess. Besides walking I don't do much exercise.

    Your Waist to Hip Ratio is 0.55 and appears to be within a healthy range.

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    i keep gaining weight because i haven't got time for the gym anymore and don't have time to eat properly

    my BMI is 21.2 which puts me in the 38th percentile

    my waist to hip ratio is 0.71

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