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Kidneys are important

Kidneys are important

Kidneys are two organs in your lower back used to clean the blood. Any waste material in the blood is filtered out by the kidneys and it is then turned into urine for disposal by the body. So keeping them healthy and in good shape is crucial to your health and wellbeing. There are a [...]

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The usefulness of height and weight charts

The usefulness of height and weight charts

Height and weight charts can be an excellent guide, but should not be used for elderly people! Maintaining a healthy weight is essential for all of us, the health risks associated with obesity are now well known and for women over the age of sixty the maintenance of a healthy weight is especially important. However, [...]

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How to calculate BMI

How to calculate BMI

BMI is a commonly used measurement to calculate the healthiness of a person’s weight in relation to their height. BMI – or Body Mass Index – is a calculation involving weight and height in order to determine the amount of body fat in an individual and whether their height/weight ratio is appropriate. The BMI measurement [...]

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Child obesity – a modern phenomenon

Child obesity – a modern phenomenon

With the increasing levels of obesity across all sections of society more and more of us are becoming aware of the possibility that the battle against this life threatening condition should start in childhood. Child obesity is more and more prevalent and is generally blamed on lack of exercise, too much ‘screen time’ and the [...]

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Childhood obesity – the statistics don’t lie

Childhood obesity – the statistics don’t lie

Ask any child about their life’s ambitions and they are unlikely to answer with the phrase ‘I want to be obese and unhealthy’. However, recent studies indicate that unless immediate, dramatic action is taken to reduce the incidence of childhood obesity our young people will no longer be able to harbour ambitions of being a [...]

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BMI test

BMI test

The purpose of a BMI test is to determine the percentage of a person’s body fat. There are a number of methods that can be used to establish this information. What is BMI BMI stands for body mass index and is concerned with an individual’s body weight and the excess body fat they are carrying. [...]

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BMI Index

BMI Index

The BMI index is an effective tool used my medical professionals to determine the general health of a person based on their body mass, which is easily worked out using height and weight measurements. Uses of the BMI index The BMI index is widely used in the medical world by medical doctors and experts who [...]

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The BMI formula

The BMI formula

The BMI formula as a tool for measuring whether or not someone is of a healthy weight has been around for hundreds of years and is still today considered an effective tool. What is the BMI BMI stands for body mass index and has been used since the early 1800’s to determine whether an individual [...]

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BMI chart

BMI chart

In the busy and hectic world that we currently live in, it can be hard to keep track of our health and weight. An easy way to do so however is with the BMI chart. Heath and the BMI chart Maintaining good health depends on a number of factors. We need regular physical activity such [...]

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Dense Breast Tissue – Is It Something to Worry About?

Dense Breast Tissue – Is It Something to Worry About?

In a nutshell, dense breast tissue refers to a condition wherein there is more whiteness than grayness on a mammogram. Mammograms: Whiteness vs. Grayness The whiteness seen on a mammogram generally consists of ductal or glandular breast tissue and its fibrous supporting tissue, while the grayness consist of the breasts’ fatty parts. As women get [...]

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Weight loss surgery may cut deaths from heart disease and stroke

Weight loss surgery may cut deaths from heart disease and stroke

There can be many health benefits behind having weight loss surgery, especially if you are morbidly obese. It is already understood that patients who undergo weight loss surgery will experience a wide range of health benefits as well as their dramatic weight loss. Those who have undergone bariatric surgery are shown to have fewer occurrences [...]

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Low calorie diet – guaranteed to work

Low calorie diet – guaranteed to work

Laboratory research involving animals appears to show that a low calorie diet may increase life expectancy – however, many of us don’t know exactly what constitutes a low calorie diet. The average individual consumes over 2,000 daily – therefore a low calorie diet means consuming around 1,800 calories daily for men and 1,500 for women. [...]

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Obesity Statistics

Obesity Statistics

Obesity statistics are quite scary to look at. It is a modern problem – statistics to chart overweight and obese individuals were not even in existence even as recently as 50 years ago. People everywhere are putting on weight and getting fatter, and forecasts estimate that the amount of people who are medically obese will [...]

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Learn about BMI for women

Learn about BMI for women

Your body mass or BMI is an easily calculated ratio of your weight and height. Doctors use BMI for women and men to give them a quick estimation of how much body fat they are storing. Women for biological reasons, naturally tend to store higher amounts of fat than men so some women and doctors [...]

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Body Fat Calculators – Uses and Limitations

Body Fat Calculators – Uses and Limitations

The monitoring of the effects of an exercise or diet program can only be carried out if there is the correct biometric data available. Using the body fat calculator method the amount of fat can be measured. The amount of calories eaten determines the amount of weight lost or the amount of weight gained. Additional [...]

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How to Calculate Body Fat with the Body Fat Calculator

How to Calculate Body Fat with the Body Fat Calculator

Scientific studies demonstrate that people who are successful with losing weight keep a daily log. You need to keep track of what you eat, how much and when and that way you will know if you are achieving your goals. If you aren’t, then you’ll know where you went wrong. You can weight yourself daily [...]

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The Importance of BMI for Women

The Importance of BMI for Women

BMI is short for Body Mass Index. Doctors look at BMI for women to determine how much fat they have in their bodies as opposed to muscle or other bodily substances. A woman may need to lose weight, but the weight that’s lost should be fat. During starvation or fad diets, the body first gets [...]

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Working Out Your Optimum Body Mass

Working Out Your Optimum Body Mass

With the world becoming such a health conscious place, many people are curious to know how much they should weigh. Height, sex, age, muscle-fat ratio and bone density are all factors, which must be considered in order to determine this. One method to use is to calculate your Body Mass Index (BMI), which deals with [...]

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What is your healthy weight?

What is your healthy weight?

There are many factors to take into consideration when talking about good health. Weight is one very important part but other factors include your family medical history, genetic make-up, diet, whether or not you are a smoker and how physically active you are Weight is determined by a number of factors, which differ in each [...]

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Child Obesity: The Modern Epidemic

Child Obesity: The Modern Epidemic

The bad news is that childhood obesity in America has risen sharply since 1970. The good news is that this is one epidemic that is curable and preventable. Overweight children, like overweight adults, are far more likely to suffer premature death from such ailments as heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. They are also more [...]

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