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Average Adolescent BMI

The average body mass index, or BMI, of adolescents has increased significantly during the past 30 years, according to surveys tak...

How to Calculate BMI From Weight, Height & Age

Medical professionals use body mass index, or BMI, to gauge the amount of a person's body fat. It’s a simple, inexpensive me...

Healthy Waist Size & BMI

A burgeoning waist line may be doing more than keeping you out of your tight jeans; it could be shortening your life. Your waist s...

How Does a Handheld BMI Machine Work?

BMI, or body mass index, is often used as a measure of your fitness. A high BMI can indicate being overweight or even being obese....

BMI and Menstruation

Factors that often play a role in the regularity and flow of a woman’s menstrual cycle include hormone changes, genetics, se...

Life Expectancy of Someone With a Normal BMI but Large Waist

Because many diseases that affect quality of life and longevity are linked to obesity or unhealthy body composition, medical profe...

Is There an Ideal Weight for a 6'2" male?

At 6-foot-2 your ideal weight can fall into a nearly 50-pound ideal range. Even outside of this range your weight may still be hea...

What Does a BMI of 26 Mean?

Although some people aren't convinced the body mass index is an effective way to analyze the relationship between your weight and ...

BMI & Respiratory Function

BMI (body mass index) is an easy, inexpensive method of predicting the percentage of your body weight that is due to fat mass. BMI...

Why Is BMI Important?

BMI, or body mass index, is important because your chances of having a longer and healthier life are better if you have a healthy ...
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