Posts Tagged ‘BMI’

Physical fitness trumps body weight in reducing death risks, study finds

Maintaining or improving physical fitness is linked to lower death risks even after controlling for BMI change, according to a new study. Becoming less fit is associated with higher death risks, regardless of BMI changes. BMI change was not associated with death risks.

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BMI Results Detailed

What do BMI numbers mean and how are they used?
Now that BMI is commonly used, it should be understood what the numbers mean. Generally a BMI of 18.5 to 25% indicates a normal, healthy weight. A BMI under 18.5% means a person is underweight, and a BMI from 26-30% means a person is overweight. A BMI over 30% means a person is obese, and a BMI under 18.5% means a person is too thin with a number below 17.5% indicating a person many be suffering from anorexia nervosa.

The numbers are used in many ways. First of all, BMI is used by doctors to asses to overall health of their patients. Determining if a person is overweight or underweight can help a doctor better treat health conditions, even preventing or reversing some conditions that have to do with weight. Some doctors …

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