Body Mass Index (BMI) has been my special interest since this website first began. Indeed, I have developed a couple of calculators to help you assess your BMI, weight loss percentage and ideal weight. So, below is an index of all our articles with a little summary. Please do come in and take a look and see how you measure up!
Here it is! Dr. Halls’ very own Body Mass Index (BMI) calculator. Firstly you simply enter your weight and height to get your BMI. However, the Halls calculator is a little bit special in that you also add your age and gender. After you have your very own BMI calculation and body description this can be compared to others of the same height and age.
Dr. Halls’ very own weight loss percentage calculator. This nifty little tool can help you to track your weight loss progress. Find out how much weight per week you should be losing and use the calculator to see if you are on target. Studies prove that keeping track of your weight loss is, indeed, a successful technique for losing weight. All you have to do is add your starting weight and current weight and the calculator does the rest.
This article looks at Body Mass Index for women. Here we see Dr. Halls theory of how a the chart for women should take into account their age too. We take a look at the average BMI and how you measure up. Also, we question, what is a healthy BMI and how reliable a measure is it for body fat?
Here, we have a Body Mass Index chart for men showing the averages. This chart is a little different however, in that it takes into account the age of the men and the average Body Mass Index. Dr. Halls explains exactly how to interpret the chart. Furthermore, we have a short question and answer session. This includes what is a healthy BMI for men? Come on in and find out more.
The whole issue of defining what exactly is ‘overweight‘ is both a controversial and sensitive issue. This article questions the whole ‘overweight’ definition based purely upon Body Mass Index measurements. So, how can a Body Mass Index score actually misclassify people as ‘fat‘ or ‘overweight’.
This post is based upon a scientific research article that looks at the perfect Body Mass Index for women. Please note that the study only relates to what men perceive as the perfect range for younger women. What size do men actually find really attractive? The attractiveness range for men does fall at both ends of the BMI spectrum. That is both underweight and overweight. So, come on in and take a look.
A Body Mass Index of 27.3 is generally classified as ‘overweight’. However, Dr. Halls examines a clinical study that show the the lowest mortality rate occurs at a BMI of 27.3. What does this mean? Furthermore, studies show that a lower BMI is associated with an increase in mortality rates in the older age groups. Although the original information is a little old there is a 2013 update reinforcing the information.
Other Indexes of Articles for this site:-
- Index of ALL our Height and Weight Posts
- Full List of ALL our Weight Loss Posts
- Index of ALL our articles on Diets
- A Full Index of ALL our Anxiety Posts