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What is BMI and how is it calculated and used?

Body Mass Index (BMI) is also known as Quetelet’s index, for it’s inventor Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quetelet, the Belgian astronomer and mathematician who was also influential in introducing statistical methods and analysis to the social sciences.   457 more words


Another study indicates fitness more important than fatness for longevity

Recently on one of the lists I was introduced to another study which suggests that one of the most important things we can do to have a longer life is to exercise–at least a little bit.  650 more words

3 Simple Metrics to Determine Overall Health

{Editor’s Note: Throughout 2015, Moxie Life will focus on a single life category each month. In January, we will focus on health and fitness.} 486 more words


Know Your Numbers - Body Mass Index (BMI)

National Institute of Health Guidelines and Recommendations for Assessing Your Weight and Health Risk
Assessment of weight and health risk involves using three key measures: 363 more words

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5 Lifestyle Changes Can Help Prevent 80 Percent of Heart Attacks

It’s remarkable that heart attacks are so common and cause so much pain emotional and physical and disability when they are nearly always preventable. You’re probably already aware that your lifestyle plays a role in your risk of heart disease and heart attacks, but perhaps you’ve not yet taken it to heart…If you need some motivation, consider a new study conducted at the Karolinska Institute. 191 more words


Americans Are Still Getting Larger

A sobering new study by researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that American adults are still getting heavier.

Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) showed that the overall average waist circumference of more than 32,800 participants increased “progressively and significantly” from 37.6 inches in 1999-2000 to 38.8 inches in 2011-2012–a 54.2% increase. 551 more words

Waist Circumference: Why is it So Important?

The distribution of body fat plays a major roll in terms of your metabolic health. Although BMI is helpful, your Body Mass Index (BMI) says nothing about the distribution of fat in your body. 289 more words

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