Tagged: obesity

Research Begins to Question Use of BMI – Body Mass Index

Body Mass Index (more commonly known as BMI) has been used by all health professionals and those in health insurance agencies for years to decide whether or not an individual is at an “ideal” weight. According to the index which is calculated by dividing the person’s weight by the square of the person’s height; someone with a BMI […]

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What is a Microbiome: The Garden Within Our Bodies

For every cell in our bodies, there are about 10 “non-human” cells. These are microbial residents of our gut, skin, eyes, and nasal passages and are referred to as the “microbiome” and research of its role in human health has revealed enough surprising discoveries that the National Institute of Health has launched an International Human Microbiome Project. The […]

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Healthy Parents Make For Healthy Kids

Multiple studies show a positive correlation between parental body image and diet, and those of their children. One of the main influences of either a healthy—or unhealthy—lifestyle are parents. Children are masters of mimicry, so if parents eat well and make sure exercise is an important part of their lives, their children will most likely follow their example.

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BMI: When to Use It

There’s a bit of controversy surrounding body mass index measures and how they should (or shouldn’t) be used when determining healthy body measurements for an individual. When it comes to me and my clients, here’s what I suggest.

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Deciphering the Truth About Body Mass Index (BMI)

Body Mass Index is used commonly while calculating body fat and for fitness level assessments, but what does it really mean? Body Mass Index, or BMI, is a measurement that uses an individual’s current height and weight to determine their body fat using a simple equation. This equation is as follows: BMI=weight(lb) * 703 / […]

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