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Discover The Secret Of BMI Calculations

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Discover The Secret Of BMI Calculations

Andrew Wilson

BMI calculations, short for Body Mass Index, may seem like a complicated and mysterious process that is meant to remain beyond your grasp. That simply isn’t th…

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How To Read Your BMI

Is BMI All That Important?

By Andrew Wilson

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Body mass index, commonly referred to as BMI is a popular number used to figure out if somebody is at an unhealthy weight. But what may surprise you is that the…

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East Steps For Calculating BMI

East Steps For Calculating BMI

Andrew Wilson

BMI is reasonably simple to calculate but before we look at that, let’s take a look at BMI and what it actually is. BMI is short for Body Mass Index and this is a tool that was cr…

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Obesity And Overweight Can Kill You

Obesity And Overweight Can Kill You

Andrew Wilson

Obesity is having too much body fat. The body consists of water, protein, fat, carbohydrates, minerals, vitamins, bones, and muscle. When the body has too much fat you have a …

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Are You Morbid Obese

Are You Morbid Obese A morbid obese person is someone who is suffering health effects because of his or her weight. Or it can be someone who isn’t yet suffering the effects of it but will in the future if they don’t reduce their weight. A morbid obes…

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Is Taking Clenbuterol For Weight Loss Safe?

Is Taking Clenbuterol For Weight Loss Safe? Clenbuterol came to the attention of dieters as a result of rumors that many celebrities were taking it to lose weight. However, there are several reasons why you should think twice before you take clenbute…

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Things To Do Today To Lose Weight

Things To Do Today To Lose Weight In order to lose weight you’ve got to do something about it – not think about doing something about it – but take action NOW. Here are just a few things which you can do NOW to start you on your weight loss journey. …

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My Personal Struggles With Weight Loss

My Personal Struggles With Weight Loss

Growing up I wasnít a fat kid ñ I wasnít a skinny kid, either. However, most of my family was overweight, and had been their entire lives. My mother said it mustíve skipped a generation with me. Then one day, during high school, she met up with me at school, took one look at me and said, ìYouíre starting to get a little poochy.î

That, my friends, was the beginning of a long struggle with my self-image.

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I subscribe that BMI is a crock, and not just because I have always been technically overweight by it. Iím short, but I have high bone density and I am naturally curvy. Not to mention the, er, places on my body that retain a lot of fat. So I was always happy around the 140 range. I considered 130 ideal, although BMI said 115. Trust me, at under 130 my bones start sticking out and there is nothing healthy about it. Iím practically starving myself. So I always maintained my body in the 140 range without thinking about it.

Then I moved abroad.

Tip: You should spend most of your time with people who exercise and are otherwise active. Surrounding ourselves with active people causes us to be more active.

I donít know what happened. Maybe it was a perfect storm of a new diet, way more exercise because of my job, and my body naturally aging. But when I was abroad for a year my weight gradually dropped to 130. I came home, weighed myself, and was pleasantly surprised. Then a few months went by. My new career is very sedentary unlike my old job. I also eat American food again, which is naturally high in fat and calories. I gradually gained weight. I thought I would taper off in the 140s again, but I didnít. It kept climbing higher. When I reached 155 I started watching what I ate and exercised for a half hour every day. Mixed up aerobic workouts with high intensity interval training. Well, I definitely got toned. But I never lost any weight.

Itís been over a year since I moved home now. Since then Iíve bloomed into the 160s and am still climbing, no matter what I do. Iíve tried replicating my lifestyle from abroad to no avail. The weight itself doesnít bother me as much as the extra fat does. It literally gets in the way of my life as I try to bend over ñ my flexibility is completely shot, no matter how many stretches I do every day. Not to mention what itís done to my wardrobe. None of my bottoms fit any more, and the extra fat all over up top means my shirts barely fit either. I have a round face so fat tends to show up there very quickly as well. I canít afford new clothes.

I donít know what to do. Iíve sort of stopped thinking about it. I still watch what I eat and exercise regularly, though. I figure if nothing else, itís probably my body aging and my metabolism dying. As long as I stay healthy and concentrate on toning, I should be fine for a while. But I dread the next trip to the doctorís office, the almighty shrine of BMI. Looks like Iím finally joining the ranks of my family complaining about their weight.

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You Obesity And Weight Loss

You Obesity And Weight Loss The presence of fat in your body helps your body store fat, adds insulation for heat, and adds a layer of shock absorption. Your percentage of body fat, which you should have to be healthy, should consist of 25%-39% for a …

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