Notes 3-27-08 - Notes 3-27-08 BMI= Body Mass Index A way of...

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Notes 3-27-08 BMI= Body Mass Index A way of describing weight in relation to height Is not based on body composition so may misclassify muscular athletes May not be appropriate for all ethnic and racial groups due to differences in body composition But for most people BMI is a good indicator, just use common sense How to calculate BMI: know weight and height. BMI = weight (kg)/ height (m squared) or [weight (pounds) x 703]/ height (inches squared) Need to know how to set up an equation, won’t have to calculate < 18.5 is underweight, 18.5- 24.9 is healthy, 25-29.9 is overweight, >30 is obese A healthy weight is in the range in which the risk of death is lowest. OBJECTIVE 6: describe methods used to describe body composition Body Composition The body is composed of lean mass and fat mass: o Can be influenced by genetics, activity, diet o Fat mass: under skin and around internal organs Also determined by genetics, age, diet
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