• measurement
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) is an objective standard that is becoming the measurement of choice for most health care professionals. (cyberparent.com)
  • Therefore, BMI is not recommended for use as the sole measurement of either body composition or level of fitness. (cyberparent.com)
  • In crude terms, this measurement compares left and right cardiac activity and calculates preload and afterload flow and pressures which, theoretically, can be stabilized or adjusted with drugs to either constrict or dilate the vessels (to raise or lower, respectively, the pressure of blood flowing to the lungs), in order to maximize oxygen for delivery to the body tissues. (wikipedia.org)
  • ratio
  • Some athletes (e.g. gymnasts, basketball and soccer players) have a high muscle to fat ratio and may have a BMI that is misleadingly high relative to their body fat percentage. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, the actual-to-expected cost ratio is much more consistent if we use the Rohrer's Index,' Shreve says. (shrm.org)
  • Excessive
  • For WtHR measures, the authors say that a cut-off value of 0.5 in adults has been proposed as a way of indicating whether the amount of upper body fat accumulation is excessive and poses a risk to health. (www.nhs.uk)
  • percentile
  • Information gathered using the percentile ranking takes into consideration the childs age and sex, recognising that the amount of body fat regularly changes with age and sex. (wikipedia.org)
  • bone
  • Other issues that may affect the results surrounding this method for children and adolescents includes their age, sex, ethnicity muscle and bone mass, their height as well as their sexual maturation levels. (wikipedia.org)
  • amount
  • In older kids and teens, there is a strong connection between BMI and the amount of body fat. (kidshealth.org)
  • Your BMI can tell you whether you're carrying too much, too little or just the right amount of body fat. (aarp.org)
  • 20 through 24: A BMI between 20 and 22 indicates a healthy amount of body fat and is associated with a long life and with less serious illness. (cyberparent.com)
  • types
  • It's built off the same bullstalin that gave us "somatotyping" which said that there were ideal body shapes/proportions and that non-ideal types might indicate certain behavioral flaws as well (withdrawn, etc. (freerepublic.com)
  • Different body types, ages and other circumstances can have influence in the result. (bostonglobe.com)
  • account
  • They also use separate charts for boys and girls to account for differences in growth rates and amounts of body fat as the two genders mature. (kidshealth.org)
  • Disorders
  • Men's Health magazine has been criticized for its focus on physical health, which can increase men's anxieties about their bodies, making them more prone to eating disorders and compulsive over-exercising. (wikipedia.org)
  • tell
  • Everyday I tell myself that I should do something but I am very happy with my body and I feel completely comfortable with it. (sitepoint.com)
  • better
  • In my efforts to be prepared for the civil unrest that is undoubtedly coming, I'm on a mission to get into better shape in my early fifties, and have revisited the health measure called Body Mass Index (BMI. (freerepublic.com)
  • Research suggests that other metrics, such as the Rohrer's Index (RI), better coincide with medical claim costs. (shrm.org)
  • levels
  • This results in taller people having a reported BMI that is uncharacteristically high, compared to their actual body fat levels. (wikipedia.org)