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                     Visual Body Mass Index Calculator Helps People Understand BMI

       By BMICalculator.me
       Dated: Sep 22, 2008

       Body mass index or BMI is a key health risk factor for obesity. Using the first visual BMI Calculator on the
       web at bmicalculator.me, people trying lose weight can understand BMI intuitively.

       Body mass index or BMI is an important health risk factor used by insurance companies and governments
       to measure overweight and obesity. Many diet, weight loss, and health websites offer a free BMI calculator
       in which the user inputs height and weight in order to calculate BMI.

        For the first time, BMICalculator.me offers people trying to lose weight, diet, or improve their fitness a
       way to visually see the relationship between height and weight in calculating body mass index through an
       interactive visual BMI Calculator at http://bmicalculator.me.

        By clicking and moving the mouse pointer over a body image on the web page, BMICalculator.me
       automatically adjusts the height and weight and shows the resulting BMI. BMI is calculated using the
       standard BMI formulas:

       English BMI Formula: Weight in pounds divided by Height in inches divided by Height in inches
       multiplied by 703 = BMI

        Metric BMI Formula: Weight in kilograms divided Height in meters divided by Height in meters = BMI

        Anyone can embed the BMI Calculator from http://bmicalculator.me in a website, blog, or social network
       by copying and pasting the embed code displayed in the visual BMI Calculator. This code then calls the
       script to display the BMI Calculator on the users own website, much like what happens when someone
       embeds a YouTube video on their blog, on Facebook, or on a MySpace page.

        Although the BMI calculation occurs in the background, users can confirm that the BMI Calculator is
       calculating body mass index correctly by referencing the BMI tables also available on the
       BMICalculator.me website. The BMI can be calculated with either metric height and weight or English
       height and weight by clicking on buttons on the calculator.

        The BMI results and from the BMI calculator and the BMI charts are intended for adults, either men or
       women. For children, BMI is more complex because the definition of normal BMI varies with age and
       development. One of the other related limitations of BMI is that the BMI calculation does not take into
       account percentage of body fat versus muscle. Many times athletes are incorrectly classified as overweight
       because they have a low body fat and lots of muscle, which makes them heavier for their height than
       someone less athletic.

        BMI is an important health risk factor used by government agencies like the CDC (United States Centers
       for Disease Control) because it is easy to measure from data readily collected in the population. BMI does
       not necessarily indicate health, however, and there are many other factors in understanding true health risk.
       BMI is just a starting point and the BMI Calculator at http://bmicalculator.me makes it easier to understand
       the meaning of BMI intuitively.

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Body mass index or BMI is a key health risk factor for obesity. Using the first visual BMI Calculator on the
web at http://bmicalculator.me, people trying lose weight can understand BMI intuitively.

Category           Body Mass Index, Bmi, Bmi Calculator
Tags               body mass index, bmi, bmi calculator
Email              Click to email author
Phone              (650) 641-2858
Fax                (650) 641-2858
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State/Province     California
Zip                94062
Country            United States




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