Your Questions About Physical Fitness Standards

William asks…

The 1-Mile Run is a common test for assessing physical fitness. Among college males the 1-Mile Run time is nor?

The 1-Mile Run is a common test for assessing physical fitness. Among college males the 1-Mile Run time is normally distributed with a mean of 418 seconds and standard deviation of 66 seconds.

What is the third quartile of this population?

admin answers:

The third quartile occurs to the right of the distribution where 75% of the sample is contained. If you assume a normal distribution, the z-value at p=.75 is 0.6745.

Now set up your data:

(x – mean)/s = .6745

(x – 418)/66 = .6745

x = 462.5 = third quartile population.

Hope that helps

Donna asks…

what are the physical fitness requirements for a women in the navy reserves?

I had a baby 3 months ago and am seriously considering the navy reserves but need to know the physical fitness (PT) requirements for a women… I’ve talked to a recruiter and he wont tell me until i sign. I’m not signing until my daughter is one but i would like to start training now… PLEASE HELP?!?

admin answers:

Here you go: http://usmilitary.about.com/od/navy/l/blfitmenu.htm

The standards for the Reserves are the same as for Active Duty.

Since you have a child, do you also have a non-military spouse living with you? If not, you may be required to surrender legal custody of your child before you will be allowed to join.

Paul asks…

What states do not require a fitness test to be a juvenile probation officer?

I would like to be a Juvenile PO, but I am not sure if I could pass the physical fitness test in Oregon. Are there States that don’t require a fitness test?
Thanks!

admin answers:

According to The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (the people who license and test probation officers in Oregon) there is no physical agility test of any sort.
There is a medical physical but no fitness test.

I have never heard anything even suggesting a fitness or agility test for any probation officer anywhere in the US

Thomas asks…

I have 20/40 vision in my left eye with correction. Does tht disqualify me from Navy aviation rescue swimmers?

I have 20/20 In my right eye without correction and I EASILY pass all of the physical fitness standards and my ASVAB is good enough also. My left eye is the only thing worrying me.

admin answers:

No not at all, you can have 20/100

Joseph asks…

A physical fitness association is including the mile run in its secondary-school fitness test. The time for th?

A physical fitness association is including the mile run in its secondary-school fitness test. The time for this event for boys in secondary school is known to possess a normal distribution with a mean of 440 seconds and a standard deviation of 60 seconds.

(A) Between what two times do we expect the (A) middle 50% (B) the middle 80% and ( C) the middle 95% of the boys to run the mile?

admin answers:

You will need to clarify what you mean by ‘two times’. There is not enough info that answers the question. Hence, there is no answer

Good luck!

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Your Questions About Obesity Epidemic Facts

William asks…

Is the meditteranean diet okay to stay healthy but NOT lose weight?

Or is there a diet out there that would actually work for this? I need to lower my blood pressure and cholesterol but I’m UNDERweight and would really like to gain some. Can I do this with a meditteranean diet or any other diet?

admin answers:

People think the Atkins diet is for weight loss when in fact it’s for normalizing a body – allowing the overweight as well as underweight to reach a state of homeostasis (being normal). The same would be for the mediteranean diet or any diet that didn’t restrict calories.

There is no better way to bring the body to the state of optimal health than with a low carb way of eating. Low carb doesn’t cause high blood pressure, high blood sugar or high cholesterol, it cures it. It is actually dangerous to take meds that lower these levels and do low carb at the same time because the levels will become dangerously low. Simple carbohydrates trigger insulin. High insulin levels unbalance other hormones. Anything less that 9 grams of carbs per hour controls insulin and is considered low carb (up to 144 grams per day).

U.S. Government guidelines were changed 35 years ago to suggest we lower our fat intake & increase our carb intake. American society followed these recommendations & lowered their fat intake by 11%. In this same time frame obesity, diabetes, heart disease are all at epidemic levels.

A low carbohydrate diet is a high fat diet. The protein should only be a little higher than adequate. Although it is completely possible to live on a fat/protein only diet for long term (as proven by research done in a hospital setting) it becomes boring fairly quickly. Luckily many vegetables & some fruits, nuts & seeds are low in carbs and greatly expand the diet. Most long term low carbers eat as many, if not more non starchy vegetables than vegetarians.

Glucose is the bodies preferred fuel (if you want to get technical, it actually burns alcohol most efficiently, but that doesn’t make it any healthier for the body than carbs), the body can convert 100% of carbs, 58% of protein & 10% of dietary fat into glucose. The body can also be fueled by fat (dietary fat & fat cells) but only in the absence of carbs. Your brain actually prefers* to be fueled by ketones (part of the fat burning process), it does require glucose also, but glucose can be easily converted from excess protein if needed or dietary fat.

Plaque build up in the arteries is more attributable to carb consumption than dietary fats, which seems to be the conclusion of the following study. Carb consumption raises triglycerides & VLDL (bad cholesterol). Fats raise the HDL (good cholesterol). High triglyceride levels (>100) & low HDL levels (<60) are an indicator of plaque & glycation – the precursors to a heart attack & heart disease.

Http://heartscanblog.blogspot.com/2009/11/after-eating-effects-carbohydrates-vs.html

study from the Oxford group examining the postprandial (after-eating) effects of a low-fat vs. Low-carbohydrate diet. (Roberts R et al, 2008)

Postprandial lipoproteins, you'd think, would be plentiful after ingesting a large quantity of fat, since fat must be absorbed via chylomicrons into the bloodstream. But it's carbohydrates that figure most prominently in determining the pattern and magnitude of postprandial triglycerides and lipoproteins. Much of this effect develops by way of de novo lipogenesis, the generation of new lipoproteins like VLDL after carbohydrate ingestion.

Gary Taubes who wrote "Good Calories, Bad Calories" spent 7 years going through all the studies over the last century & dividing up the real science from the faulty science & concluded that low carb was the best way to control insulin levels which balances out other hormones & allows the body to function properly.

His main points are:

1. Dietary fat, whether saturated or not, is not a cause of obesity, heart disease or any other chronic disease.

2. The problem is refined carbs in diet, their effect on insulin secretion & the hormonal regulation of homeostasis.

3. Sugars – sucrose, high-fructose corn syrup specifically – are particularly harmful, the combination of fructose & glucose simultaneously elevates insulin levels & overload liver with carbs.

4. Through their direct effects on insulin and blood sugar, refined carbs, starches, sugars are the dietary cause of coronary heart disease & diabetes. They are likely dietary causes of cancer, Alzheimer's & other diseases.

5. Obesity is a disorder of excess fat accumulation, not overeating.

6. Consuming excess calories does not cause us to grow fatter.

7. Fattening & obesity are caused by an imbalance in the hormonal regulation of adipose tissue & fat metabolism. Fat synthesis & storage exceed the mobilization of fat from adipose tissue & its subsequent oxidation.

8. Insulin is the primary regulator of fat storage. When insulin levels fall, we release fat from fat tissue.

9. By stimulating insulin secretion, carbs make us fat.

10. By driving fat accumulation, carbs also increase hunger & decrease the amount of energy we expend in metabolism & physical activity.

Daniel asks…

how does a 13 year old girl with diabetes loose weight fast?

i am doing a project for health class and we need to know how a 13 year girl who has diabetes and isn’t overweight but still chubby can loose weight fast. We already have work out more and eat less.

admin answers:

I think you need to be careful here. There is a lot of confusion about the types of diabetes that can occur in children.

Back in the day (before children started becoming obese), children typically developed what’s called “Type 1 diabetes”. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease, which means that the body’s immune system mistakenly kills the cells in the pancreas that make insulin. The cause is not known, but viruses and genetics are thought to play a role, and there is no known way to prevent Type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is not cause by being overweight or by eating bad foods. *Typically* Type 1 diabetics are thin. Type 1 diabetes typically has a sudden clinical onset and is fatal (will kill you) without insulin treatment and medical care. Insulin is needed for life. In the general population, *most* kids with “diabetes” have Type 1. The exception is in non-white communities (black, latino, Indian), where most kids have Type 2.

Now due to the obesity epidemic, kids are getting “Type 2 diabetes”. Type 2 diabetes is the common form of diabetes that is linked to obesity, older age, certain non-white racial groups, the modern Western diet/processed foods, and inactivity. Type 2 diabetes can often (but not always) be delayed or even prevented. Lifestyle can make a big difference for those with Type 2 diabetes.

It is important to point out that the two diseases are different. One major dangerous trend among Type 1 diabetic teens to get extremely skinny is to skip their full insulin doses. This is VERY dangerous. It is called “diabulimia”, and it can kill. Even if you don’t die in the short term from diabetic coma (DKA), you may be blind or have kidney failure and be very sick by 20. You may not live much longer than that.

For this reason, and the fact that Type 1 diabetes is complex to manage and can be fatal if mismanaged, you *should NOT* be giving suggestions for how a “diabetic teen should lose weight fast”. Since most kids with diabetes (generally speaking) have Type 1, this would be not responsible. Your teacher should know better. Type 1 diabetic teens who need to lose weight should *always* speak with their own healthcare provider(s) (i.e. Doctor) about how to manage their diabetes in order to lose weight safely. It is dangerous for a Type 1 diabetic to exercise more and eat less unless they know how to adjust their insulin. And only a medical professional can help them with that.

Your teacher should be stating that this “project” is clearly about a teen with Type 2 diabetes, and she should be explaining the difference about the 2 main forms of diabetes. That is negligent if she is not.

As for your question:

A child with Type 2 diabetes who is still growing should not be on a crash diet to lose weight fast. A change in dietary habits will go a long way. Managing Type 2 diabetes is about a lifestyle change for life. Junk foods should be out of the house. Allow small treats once in awhile to prevent “binges”. I agree that eating smaller more frequent meals are best. Eat foods in their natural state, and avoid boxed, frozen, and canned foods as much as possible. Fresh fish, brown rice, low glycemic fruits, fresh vegetables, and good fats like olive oil are great ideas. These foods can tasty and fun. Try a vegetable stir-fry made with olive oil, and some fruit, cheese and nuts as a snack.

Make sure that the teen is eating the correct number of calories for their weight and activity level.

Walking everywhere (to school) and playing sports is a great way to get active daily.

Limit TV and video game time.

Good luck on your project!

George asks…

Over Eaters??? Obesity is EPIDemic!?

Has anyone had a problem with eating too much?
has anyone found themselves truly addicted to foods and unable to eat right? no matter how hard they try?
How are you dealing with this? Has anyone gotten real help from OA? Im just really curious about this kind of thing. Esp with Americans gaining weight. Is it over eating ? or under moving? What are your experiences and thoughts.HOw has it affected your lives? Families? marriages and relationships? Quality of life? Is there help?
i can eat a bag of chips cause they are so dang yums, and I think i am totally lost without chocolate in my life, not everyday, but the scary thing is, I do not exercise like should……school, work, yahoo answers! lol

admin answers:

An interesting fact:

America is now only the second most obese country in the world, with Australia being number one. ;-)

Personally, I haven’t been affected by obeseity, although that doesn’t mean weight isn’t on my mind. The media, and society as a whole, pressures youth more than ever to be thin and ideally shapped, which is often impossible and unattractive.

However, my mother and father were obese for years. They were often slow, unattentive, stressed, and always found an excuse to get out of doing anything physical. For the most part, they would eat unhealthy meals, large quantities, and lacked exercise. A few years ago they both decided to lose weight. My father ended up losing 40 pounds, making him a healthy weight, while my mother lost 75 pounds, making her a lean, mean, fighting machine! While they still don’t exercise too often, though they do have the occasional walks, they’ve both learned to eat healthy portion sizes of food that is beneficial to their bodies. Most importantly, they’ve learned self-discipline, and can now refuse dessert after a healthy meal.

Steven asks…

What are some obesity facts?

admin answers:

Obesity is a leading cause of preventable illness and death in North America. In recent years, the number of overweight people in industrialized countries has increased significantly – so much so that the World Health Organization (WHO) has called obesity an “epidemic.” In the United States, over 50% of the population – about 150 million people – are overweight. In Canada, about 40% to 60% of adults have a weight problem.

People who are obese are at a much higher risk for serious medical conditions such as high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, diabetes, gallbladder disease, and different cancers than people who have a healthy weight.

Lizzie asks…

Whats a good research question about obesity?

admin answers:

How come the obesity epidemic now also affects cats, dogs, horses, parrots, tropical fish, zoo animals – in fact all the animals in captivity…?

Are they really sitting around all day playing computer games, before heading off to McDonald’s? Do horses eat MSG or drink coke? Are tropical fish now too lazy to get enough exercise?

Maybe all the obesity experts see little fragments while missing the big picture entirely…

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Your Questions About Healthy Foods Recipes

Michael asks…

Where Can I Find Healthy Food Recipes?

I have to do a school project in which I cook healthy recipes from around the world, but I can’t seem to find any good ones.
Does anyone have any suggestions?

admin answers:

I like using foodfit.com You can look up recipes that are specific to certain regions, or meals of the day or with certain ingredients.

Lizzie asks…

I’ve been eating terribly, what are some healthy foods/recipes/snacks?

I generally don’t like fruit besides kiwi and watermelon, and vegetables (I’m not sure if cucumber is a fruit or vegetable and also black olives??) like nothing…
I eat often and terrible choices at that. I eat Cheese It Party Mix, Chocolate, etc. and because I snack kind of often, when it’s time for lunch or a meal, I eat even though I’m not hungry.

And though I can’t see too big of a difference in my weight and all, I know if I keep eating like I do, it’s not gonna be good.
Are there any healthy recipes or good snack ideas?

Also, I absolutely HATE exercising, but I know I need to. What should I do about exercise?

And thank you(:

admin answers:

Take it one step further. Eat only vegan for at least 3 weeks. This will introduce you to a wide variety of healthy things. Plan the dinner for when youre done. I did this for 6 weeks and had me the biggest steak afterwards. But, there are a lotr more healthy alternatives in my diet now. (I was cooking dinners with doritos)

Helen asks…

Simple, inexpensive healthy food recipes that guys will eat?

I live with my bf, 21, and his brother, 25. I want to start eating healthy but of course they dont like vegtables etc. and prefer McDonalds, pizza pops, and those kinds of things. Im going to end up having to cook for them too, so I was wondering if anyone knew any sites with healthy recipes that they might like that are fairly simple and inexpensive.

admin answers:

Go get yourself a BBQ grill. Guys love to cook things on the grill. You can do chicken, lean meats, veggies, skewers etc.

Another recipe is “Beer Can Chicken”. Most recipes call for it to be cooked on the grill. However, I think you could put your oven rack toward the bottom of the oven and fit the “beer can chicken” inside. The guys will be fascinated by cooking chicken on a beer can.

Use any chicken leftovers for chicken salad, chicken burritos, chicken sandwiches etc.

Along the lines of the beer can chicken, google for recipes with beer & wine. Like brats cooked in beer etc. Turkey brats would be more healthy.

Donna asks…

What are some extremely healthy supper recipes?

I get to cook supper twice a week and i’m an extreme health nut. I’m only 13 so please no super complicated recipes. Any really really healthy food recipes you know of that i can cook for my family for supper? Thanks a bunch if you can help!
If your gonna be immature, don’t answer!

admin answers:

Http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcsite.nsf/pages/bhc_recipes?opendocument

Susan asks…

healthy food recipes for beginners?

I want to start to make dinner for my family, i’m 15, and my parents make dinner at around 7-8 and i don’t really eat all of it because it’s so late that i already had something else to eat because i got hungry earlier. my parents are always mad that i don’t eat all of my dinner and i’m quite a small kid and need to eat more, and more healthy foods. i enjoy cooking whenever i help my family and want to make dinner for everyone at a earlier time so i can eat it all but i want it to be healthy and good food, but as i never really cooked anything besides hamburgers myself, i need it to be simple food. any simple but healthy food or food recipes would be very helpful!

admin answers:

For an appetizer, you may want to buy fresh fruit from the grocery store, like bananas, blueberries, strawberries, and even grapes
for the main meal, you could try baked chicken/fish with brown rice, unless your parents are vegan, in which case buy them spagetti with garlic tofu :) I love that stuff!
You would definitely need a salad on the side, which should include spinach, celery, onions, carrots, and possible brussels
avoid red meats too

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Your Questions About Nutritional Guidelines

Mary asks…

laughing cow cheese wedges?

i eat 2 laughing cow cheese wedges a day because i don’t use mayo or butter so to get in my “fats” i have the laughing cow. i was wondering is laughing cow healthy for you?

admin answers:

It’s really just a flavored, whipped, cream cheese. Look at the nutritional guidelines on the container…it will tell you the fat grams as well as the calories.

Sandy asks…

state regulated menus?

as a chef in a daycare, i was wonder if anyone knew where i could find a list or information on what can and should be feed to children ages infant-3yrs old. i know that there is specific menu regulations but i don’t know where to start to look. example: i want to know how young can the kid be for tuna , jello, pudding, stuff like that, but it has to be the stae regulated menu not ideas that you think is ok.
smart@$$, i just got the job and i didn’t go to school.

admin answers:

You should be able to get the nutritional guideline from you nearby Social Services office.
But heres a site that might help
http://www.education.com/reference/topic/KeepingkidsHealthy_recipes/?cid=50000.044518

Nancy asks…

Have you ever heard of Day Care’s serving Powdered Milk as a beverage, with only water as an alternative?

admin answers:

No, most day cares I have worked in serve real milk at meal times and juice at snack time. Day cares have nutritional guidelines they have to follow. I have never heard of them serving powdered milk. I’d contact the state about that and find out.

Jenny asks…

pancakes ……i am confused actually?

hey guys plz say is pancake good health specially the bettycooper one ! wat happens if i eat it daily in the morning ..will i gain weight ?
plz say me fast

admin answers:

Your spelling is giving me a headache. Follow the nutritional guidelines on the package and don’t overindulge and you should be fine.

Laura asks…

I am trying to write a position paper on nutrition. do you have to take nutrition classes to become a doctor?

admin answers:

Sadly, most medical schools do not have a required course in nutrition. It’s a shame, though. Nutritional guidelines are far more valuable to patients than just the old, “Lose weight.”

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Your Questions About Reading Food Labels

George asks…

How many calories in a kilacal ?

Please explain this concept to me, I’m trying to understand how many calories I take by reading food labels, also how many calories in joule ?

admin answers:

How many do you think? KILAcal.

Jenny asks…

Based on nutritional content is Butchers Classic Cat Food good for my cat?

No lectures about why wet food is better than dry food !
I don’t want a list of brands better than butchers !
I don’t want a million fact sheets on cat foods !
Plain and simple is Butchers Classic Cat Food, based on nutritional value, a good food to feed my cat ? ( better than whiskers ect.. which i know to be crap food )

I apologize if I’ve come across as impolite but the pages dedicated to cat diets expect me to have a masters is chemistry and maths atop enough time to read every cat food label in every store and enough money to feed my cat lobster and caviar every night. I’m a highly strung person thanks to a fore mentioned pages.
Composition:,With Chicken: Meat and Animal Derivatives, (min 49%, Chicken min 4%), Minerals ,With Beef: Meat and Animal Derivatives, (min 49%, Beef min 4%), Minerals ,With Game: Meat and Animal Derivatives, (min 49%, Game min 4%), Minerals

Typical ValuesTypical values additives (per kg) for all:-
Vit A (E672)1000iu-
Vit D3 (E671)200iu-
Taurine453mg-
Zn (E6)25mg-
Se (E8)0.15mg-
I (E2)0.1mg-
Cassia Gum (E499)1.8g-
Iron Oxide0.5g-
Protein8.5-
Crude Fibre0.5-
Fat Content5-
Crude Ash2-
Moisture82

I’m confused here. Minimum 49% meat or minimum 4% meat ? also my initial question still stands.
and Is kitekat wet cat food any good too?

admin answers:

No, based on the nutritional value this food is not good to feed your cat.

Richard asks…

how do you find out how many calories is in a food?

i dotn know how to read food labels
and how about thigns that dont have food labels like vegetables and fruit?

admin answers:

Calorieking.com

I use it for everything I eat.

Charles asks…

how can someone re write this in behavioral objective?

The team will educate the students about how to read food labels?

admin answers:

‘Student will be able to identify words relating to food’ and the ingredients on labels.

Sandy asks…

Based on nutritional content is Butchers Classic Cat Food good for my cat?

No lectures about why wet food is better than dry food !
I don’t want a list of brands better than butchers !
I don’t want a million fact sheets on cat foods !
Plain and simple is Butchers Classic Cat Food, based on nutritional value, a good food to feed my cat ? ( better than whiskers ect.. which i know to be crap food )

I apologize if I’ve come across as impolite but the pages dedicated to cat diets expect me to have a masters is chemistry and maths atop enough time to read every cat food label in every store and enough money to feed my cat lobster and caviar every night. I’m a highly strung guy thanks to a fore mentioned pages.
Composition:,With Chicken: Meat and Animal Derivatives, (min 49%, Chicken min 4%), Minerals ,With Beef: Meat and Animal Derivatives, (min 49%, Beef min 4%), Minerals ,With Game: Meat and Animal Derivatives, (min 49%, Game min 4%), Minerals

Typical ValuesTypical values additives (per kg) for all:-
Vit A (E672)1000iu-
Vit D3 (E671)200iu-
Taurine453mg-
Zn (E6)25mg-
Se (E8)0.15mg-
I (E2)0.1mg-
Cassia Gum (E499)1.8g-
Iron Oxide0.5g-
Protein8.5-
Crude Fibre0.5-
Fat Content5-
Crude Ash2-
Moisture82

I’m confused here. Minimum 49% meat or minimum 4% meat ? also my initial question still stands.
cheers Michele the Louis Wain cat.I’ve been trying to find something that’s not super expensive and I’m willing to pay more but people of the net made butchers choice seem like a diamond in the rough. Can I get some legitimate suggestions of good cat food?. Gotta be good quality for my kitty ‘cos he’s just coming off of royal canin S/O urinary diet since cystitis and treatment. Bless him he’s been ill since his previous human gave him 2 cups of milk and 2 tins of tuna on top of his dry food every day for 6 months and never told us so i’ve been paying vet bills for the past 3 months, however he’s finally healthy now.

admin answers:

Butchers Classic isn’t any better than Whiskas I’m afraid. Both contain just 4% meat comprised from animal derivatives so it’s not even good quality meat they’re using. They also both constitute around 8% protein and 5% fat.

Slightly more expensive, but a much higher real meat and protein content is Sainsburys own brand The Delicious Collection.

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Your Questions About Bmi Equation

Laura asks…

Is anyone familiar with a parameter for identifying Ideal Body Weight for individuals that do not fit?

I have asked this question earlier in a different location and yielded no response. I will try one more time here,

Is anyone familiar with a parameter for identifying Ideal Body Weight for individuals that do not fit in the BMI or Hamwi Equation parameters?

I understand that BMI or Hamwi Equations are only an assessment tools; however, I am looking for IBW parameters that will better evaluate “Little People” or “Dwarfism” both of which do not fall within the parameters of current popular IBW assessment tools. If anyone could direct me to a reliable source of information with regards to this it would be greatly appreciated.

admin answers:

I did a little google searching and found this site about a woman with achondroplasia and her trek towards fitness.

Http://psy-pc120.bsd.uchicago.edu/~jbadner/fitness.html

She listed a few resources that you may find helpful including links to some weight tables (although the links seem to be dead) as well as this equation to calculate weight excess called the Rohrer index, which you can calculate here: http://psy-pc120.bsd.uchicago.edu/~jbadner/wtht3.html

She indicates that the ideal range of the Rohrer index for males is approximately 18-28 and approximately 20-30 for females.

Hope that helps!

George asks…

what is this answer i keep trying… can somebody explain?

The body mass index (BMI) is used to assess the level of fat in a person’s body. For a 151 lb person BMI is 23.2. A 189 lb person has BMI of 29.5. Find the equation describing the level of fat depending on the person’s weight. What is the BMI for 210 lb person?

admin answers:

I dont know the equation, but i found out by dividing the weight by the BMI that each BMI point is about 6.5 pounds. So take 210 pounds, divide it by 6.5 and the BMI is roughly 32.3

Donald asks…

Linear function question?

The body mass index (BMI) is used to assess the level of fat in a person’s body. For a 151 lb person BMI is 23.2. A 189 lb person has BMI of 29.5. Find the equation describing the level of fat depending on the person’s weight. What is the BMI for 210 lb person?

I can not get this one my anwser gets down to so many fractions i dont know if its right or not.

admin answers:

It helps if you know that BMI has an equation relating to your weight divided by your height squared.
In your case, it doesn’t have to be that complicated.

They give you the fact that BMI is related to weight, and you must presume a linear relationship.

23.2 = k.151
=> k = 23.2 / 151 = 116 / 755

29.5 = k.189
=> k = 29.5 / 189 = 59 / 378 = 118 / 756

So the value of the relationship variable k is somewhere around 116/755 to 118/756. The average of these two figures is 88393/570780

BMI = k.210 = (88393/570780) * 210 = 32.521…

The expected BMI for a 210lb person is 32.5

Paul asks…

Is BMI wrong in cases of short or tall people?

I’m asking this because before a friend of mine is 5’9″(176 cm) he’s 70 kg (154 pounds) looking a bit skinny and a baby of 2 feet(60 cm) is 12-14 kg (27-31 pounds) looking normal.
Is the BMI equation wrong?Must another method be used to calculate fatness?

admin answers:

BMI doesn’t account for muscle weight vs fat weight. If you are 150lbs of muscle, you will appear thinner and be healthier than if you are 150lbs with a high body fat percentage.

BMI is generally not the best way to guage your fitness. See if your local gym can give you a fitness test, they will measure your body fat % which will be a more accurate representation of your body.

Lisa asks…

how do you tell your bmi and how do you tell whether you are overweight normal obese ?

My mate just asked me my bmi how do i find out ?

admin answers:

You could just google it and a BMI calculator will be top of the list but it is always good to know how to figure it out on your own.

Here is the Equation BMI = Weight (kg) / (Height (m) X Height (m))
To determine your weight in kilograms just divide the weight in lbs by 2.2.
And to determine height in metres just multiply the height by 2.54 ( makes it cm) now divide by 100
Here is an example 5’9 = 175cm = 1.75m
125lbs = 56.8kg

Therefore BMI = 56.8 / (1.75×1.75)
BMI = 18.56

The Classifications are –
?18.5 or lessUnderweight
?18.5 to 24.99 Normal Weight
?25 to 29.99Overweight
?30 to 34.99Obesity (Class 1)
?35 to 39.99Obesity (Class 2)
?40 or greater Morbid Obesity
So this client has a BMI of 18.56 which classifies them as normal weight

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Your Questions About Healthy Lifestyle

George asks…

What does a healthy lifestyle mean to you?

I am writing a paper and i was wondering what you think when you hear “healthy lifestyle“? Go into detail don’t just say eat better and exercise. Everyone knows that but what does eat better mean? Eat what instead of what? How much exercise?
Thanks
Did you know that tofu is made with soy and soy messes with your hormone levels and consuming a lot can be very very bad for you?
And all fats are not bad for you. actually you NEED omega-3 fats for brain development. Red meat like Beef is VERY good for you. No one eats the amount of vegetable they need, infact it is impossible to eat as much as you need in a day the BEST way to get the full potential of your vegetables is to juice them and drink them and to eat them raw because if you cook them it cooks all the nutrients out of them. Also, grains are actually way more harmful to your body then helpful and there is no reason what so ever for anyone to ever eat grains (breads, wheat, rice, etc..)

Best thing you could ever do for your health:
Drink 1 gallon of water a day
get a juicer and start juicing your vegetables centered around kale, spinach, celery (greens) and drink at least 3 8oz cups of it a day
cut out ALL grains, there are very yummy ways to make the same kinds of things wi

admin answers:

Personly, it means firstly drinking water (no o,j) count ur calories….. Sticking with chicken or tofu… For protein, adding quinoa and pulses like mung beans (yuk) h8 them lol….. Or almonds…. Then green leafy veg and berries…. Raspberries are best…. Breakie…. Youghurt (unsweetened) egg on 2 slices of toast. Dinner or lunch, chicken sanwich in brown bread with spinich (tasty) dinner, chicken, broccoli and quinoa….its a example and you can eat almonds through the day….. That is eating healthily and is about 400 calories, so if your not on a diet you can substitute with other things…. Your cals should be 2000 to 2500 a day depending on sex and size. Excercise is only important if you want to tone ur body, otherwise moving around during the day is enough…. If you eat right…. You left the part out of healthy mind, healthy body…..

Susan asks…

why is it important to live a healthy lifestyle?

Why is it important to live a healthy lifestyle ?

admin answers:

Because you live longer and don’t suffer as many medical complications as unhealthy people…

Lisa asks…

What’s the best way to start a healthier lifestyle?

I’m a 25 year old female, who wants to start a healthier lifestyle. I am currently 200 pounds and I have serious anxiety. At the moment I am not working due to a recent major move to a new state, and while I’m home having time to myself, I would like to start a new lifestyle to become healthy again. Any suggestions would be great. Thank you!

admin answers:

I would say four key factors for a healthy lifestyle are diet, exercise, sleep and sunshine.

Seeing as your asking here, I assume you’re interested in eating more plant foods. If you’re not sure where to start, it may be a good idea to follow a diet plan to help you to become more healthy a great one is the engine 2 diet, there is a 28 day challenge to get you going, which may be a good kickstart.

Http://engine2diet.com/28-day-challenge/welcome-video/

You could also try out this book ’12 days to dynamic health’ by dr mcdougall

http://www.amazon.com/dp/0452266394

If you’re interested in plant based nutrition, ‘Forks Over Knives’, is a great primer, as it is a film discussing reversing various health problems by eating more fruit, veg, legumes etc.

Http://www.forksoverknives.com/about/

It is a good idea to make sure you exercise every day. You could try jogging, or just go out for a walk every day for twenty minutes will start to make a difference. Start easy and then build up as time goes on. Just getting out in the fresh air is great.

If you have anxiety issues, breathing exercises are great, try looking into yoga or pranayama.

Don’t skimp on sleep and try to develop a regular night time routine, it depends on the person how much you need, but it is reccommended to have from 6 to 10 hours sleep a night.

Joseph asks…

How can I start a healthy lifestyle?

I haven’t eaten fruit in years. I’m 13 years old, the only healthy thing I eat is cabbage on a Sunday.
Every other day I just eat like there’s no tomorrow, I also drink around 5-8 cans of fizzy pop.
Nothing I eat is healthy and I hardly go out.
How can I start a healthy lifestyle?

I literally gag when eating fruit and veg, also when drinking milk.
My body does not agree with healthy stuff.

admin answers:

Try to change one thing at a time. Decide what you can start with. Can you give up pop? Do that first. It will be hard- I gave up diet soda a few months ago and I still crave it! But you just have to DECIDE to change and you can do it. One thing at a time.

Thomas asks…

How can I live a more healthier lifestyle?

Hi everyone I am a 18 year old girl who is about to start college in a few weeks. Basically I want to start living a healthier lifestyle, because I want to have more energy than I do now since I am going to have a busy schedule this semester. Do you know of any exercises that I can do at home that could keep me in shape. Also how can I change my eating habits, as of now I just eat whatever I want. I’m 5’0 and weigh 148lbs which is about 30lbs overweight for my height I think.

admin answers:

Tips of a Healthier Lifestyle:

Give your body the energy it needs
Stay physically active
Be positive and make your mind fresh all the time by being happy
Keep your mind and body free of harmful drugs and alcohol.
Practice safe living habits
Get regular health care

Diet Tips for Healthier Lifestyle: Avoid the tobacco, alcohol, drugs always and also caffeine most of the time. You may be consuming junk food mostly up to now. But that not makes a healthier lifestyle. Make yourself feed on the foods that are healthier like fiber foods, protein based, probiotic based, seeds, nuts, grains which nourish you well and provide the good nutritional value to your body. Also drink adequate water to have a well-balanced hydrated body.

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Your Questions About Healthy Fattening Foods To Gain Weight

Chris asks…

If I eat more healthy food than I ate of unhealthy, will I gain weight?

I’m on a modified diet of sorts. I’m trying to replace the unhealthy things I used to eat with fruits and vegetables and diet foods (Slim Fast, Special K, etc.) and when I can’t avoid unhealthy things (being that I’m a teenager that still lives at home and can’t always control what my parents make for meals), I just eat smaller portions. I’ve also started exercising. However, I’m always snacking on some sort of fruit or vegetable–more than I used to eat. I’m worried this will ultimately make me gain more weight than if I just ate the same and exercised. Any ideas?

admin answers:

First of all, diet foods are usually not healthy. They are full of artificial additives. Healthy food is usually whole food. So get some oats and make porridge for breakfast – much healthier and less fattening than Special K and will fill you up – add fresh fruit and/or plain yoghurt rather than sugar. Remember low fat yoghurts are FULL of sugar. Have a homemade salad for lunch – much healthier and less fattening than Slim Fast. Try wholewheat pasta – pasta salad or potato salad are slimming and healthy.
If you exercise, and stick to wholesome foods you should lose weight. Try to eat three meals a day, and then snack on fresh fruit and veg (celery sticks, carrots, tomatoes, etc.), whole nuts – not the salted variety, and natural seeds. Drink plenty of water. Juice can be very fattening – rather have the whole fruit.
It won’t work if you carrot cake instead of a carrot to munch on, or dried or tinned fruit instead of fresh.
Good luck.

Paul asks…

how do i gain weight w/ healthy food?

i want to gain about 30 lbs just cause i lost weight drasically and i would really like to gain it back and then some..
i dont want to be this skinny, it feels very unappealing and somewhat
is there a way to gain weight w/ healthy foods and getting fat in my body. i dont want to go back to scarfing fatty shitt. sometyms its just too much.

admin answers:

Nuts are very healthy and also fattening as they contain about 600 calories per 100 gm.

Charles asks…

difference between gaing weight with junk food and gaining weight with healthy?

im gonna gain weight but i want to gain healthy weight and i dont wanna get like manboobs or anything. Will it make a difference if i eat alot of healthy foods like nuts fruit veggies and lean meats, healthy fats instead of junk like pizza soda and junk. I mean like will i look fatter if i eat junk and also if i only do around 100 pushups and 100 crunches a day when wanting to gain weight, will i gain alot more muscle than fat?

admin answers:

Some guys who are naturally skinny can grow bigger and gain weight while staying nice and lean even when eating so much fattening food – you wont get fat if you exercise.

If you’re trying to reach 95 years old you should choose the healthy stuff.

Michael asks…

gaining weight?

i have been struggling with anorexia for about 3 years now and still cant gain weight, i mean i really want to because i know ill look better and be healthier and i do eat 3 meals and 2 snacks a day i just always need eat healthy and cant seem to gain wight. can someone give me good suggestions? thanks

admin answers:

Well you might just have to go and eat fattening un healthy foods for about 2 weeks and alot of them.you would probably gain 15 lbs.

Sandra asks…

How to gain weight to look healthier?

i want to gain weight and muscular to look healthier, but i dont know where to start, what diet can i follow, what exercises will help me to get muscles (theres a gym in front of my house)… and how long it would take?? HELP!!! im a 15 year old women 5’7, 51.25 kg

admin answers:

Good fattening combinations are bread, cereals, pasta, rice, potatoes or sweet potatoes combined with meat, poultry, eggs, cheese or sea food.

To gain extra muscles you could work out in the gym 5 or 6 days a week.

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Your Questions About Obesity Essays In America

Lisa asks…

Fast food the cause of rising obestity?

i am doing an pro and con essay on this.. and wanted to see what other peoples had to say about it……so the question is should fast food be blamed and held accountable for the rising problem of obesity in america?

admin answers:

Of course not it is the fault of the individual who is so lazy they cannot cook a meal for themselves

Jenny asks…

Need a little help on a English paper for school (Please help?)?

Ok, well I’m a senior in High School, and for my 12th grade paper, I need to do a problem/solution essay. The topic I choose was “Obesity in America“. I was wondering if anyone could give me some statistics, or a good, reliable website where I can find the facts I need to start typing it up…. Also, anyone have any ideas on how I can start the essay?

admin answers:

“Statistics Related to Overweight and Obesity Fact Sheet” by The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:
About two-thirds of adults in the United States are overweight, and almost one-third are obese, according to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2001 to 2004. This fact sheet presents statistics on the prevalence of overweight and obesity in the United States, as well as the health risks, mortality rates, and economic costs associated with these conditions. To understand these statistics, it is necessary to know how overweight and obesity are defined and measured, something this publication addresses. This fact sheet also explains why statistics from different sources may not match. ~To read the entire obesity fact sheet and article by The U.S. Dept. Of Health and Human Services, use this link:

http://win.niddk.nih.gov/publications/PDFs/stat904z.pdf

Obesity in US Adults: 2007
–No State Meets Healthy People 2010 Goals
According to data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), no state met the Healthy People 2010 objective of 15 percent, and 30 states were 10 or more percentage points away from the objective. The Healthy People 2010 (HP2010) national health objectives include one to reduce the proportion of adults who are obese to 15 percent. These latest figures from the CDC demonstrate that obesity continues to be a significant public health problem. The Healthy People 2010 (HP2010) national health objectives include one to reduce the proportion of adults who are obese to 15% (objective 19-2) (1). Obesity is defined as a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or above. BMI is calculated using height and weight. For example, a 5-foot, 9-inch adult who weighs 203 pounds would have a BMI of 30, thus putting this person into the obese category.
This analysis estimated the 2007 obesity prevalence among adults, by state, from self-reported weight and height data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). No state met the Healthy People 2010 objective of 15% and 30 states were 10 or more percentage points away from the objective. State-specific obesity prevalence ranged from 18.7% to 32.0%.
Among 2007 BRFSS respondents:
–25.6% were obese.
–26.4% of men and 24.8% of women were obese.
–The obesity prevalence ranged from 19.1% for men and women aged 18–29 years to 31.7% and 30.2%, respectively, for men and women aged 50–59 years.
–By race/ethnicity and sex the obesity prevalence was highest for non-Hispanic black women (39.0%) followed by non-Hispanic black men (32.1%).
–The obesity prevalence was higher in the South (27.3%) and Midwest (26.5%) and lower in the Northeast (24.4%) and West (23.1%).
To read more of this article published by The Obesity Society, use this link: http://www.obesity.org/statistics/

Another great website with obesity statistics:

http://www.mybodymakeover.com/obesity/obesitystatistics.aspx

Start your essay with something like this:
Since the 1960s, obesity has increased at an alarming rate. More Americans are overweight and obese than ever before. Lack of exercise and poor diet are two leading causes of obesity, and Americans need to become more aware of their eating and health habits if they wish to avoid the diseases obesity causes.

Robert asks…

How much money will you get from a tex increase?

I’m writing a problem/solution essay, and my topic is Obesity in America. One of my solutions would be for the government to provide free gym memberships or federal funded gyms to individuals that qualify for them. So my question is, how much of a tax increase would be needed to allow this solution to be funded, and how much money would you get from such a tax increase.

Or if anybody has a different solution, i’m already using free gyms, active lifestyles, health groups, and to teach young kids in school (during health class) about obesity.

admin answers:

ROTFLMAO!!!

Are you serious!??? As a taxpayer I wouldn’t pay one red cent to give government subsidized gym memberships to some one because they are obese!

That’s like saying that the government should pay for people to all change their hair to blonde because someone said “blondes have more fun” or to pay for everyone that wants it to have a brand new Mercedes or BMW because it would “close economic differences between families”.

This is the stupidest thing I’ve heard in awhile… Thanks for the laugh.

James asks…

Need help on essay for English (Please help)?

Ok, well I’m a senior in High School, and for my 12th grade paper, I need to do a problem/solution essay. The topic I choose was “Obesity in America“. I was wondering if anyone could give me some statistics, or a good, reliable website where I can find the facts I need to start typing it up…. Also, anyone have any ideas on how I can start the essay? Thanks

admin answers:

Why don’t you go to healthy people 2010 for a solution to obesity since your problem is obesity. OR google obesity stats you can find quite a bit of information.

Donna asks…

Need help with an essay from school (please help?)?

Ok, well I’m a senior in High School, and for my 12th grade paper, I need to do a problem/solution essay. The topic I choose was “Obesity in America“. I was wondering if anyone could give me some statistics, or a good, reliable website where I can find the facts I need to start typing it up…. Also, anyone have any ideas on how I can start the essay?

admin answers:

Http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/trends.html
or

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obesity_in_the_United_States

I think both of those websites are trustworthy. Perhaps your angle could be about the mixed signals society sends…like, when media can manipulate people into buying fast food….or how healthy food is always more expensive than junk food….How it would be inconvenient to favor health over money….Trying to find your personal ideal solution….But that’s just a thought, I don’t know……well, hope this helps!

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Your Questions About Bmi Airline

Sandy asks…

Which is a safer airline?

I am travelling to Freetown in Sierra Leone from Europe and I was wondering what was the SAFEST airline to go on out of:

1. British Midlands International (BMI)
2. Brussels Airlines

Thanks for your help. I am wondering which airline has a better history of safety/no crashes etc?

admin answers:

They’re both about equal. All airlines are safe. There are regulations in place for this. Crashes aren’t common and usually happen by some freak accident that can’t be predicted. Don’t worry, you’ll be fine no either.

Betty asks…

When did airlines start charging to take luggage; I just booked with BMI Baby and they want £10 for 1 bag?

admin answers:

Same here. I just booked with Easyjet and they want 3 euros per bag (approx £2.). I think £10 is way over the top.

Ken asks…

What steps would I take to become a commercial pilot for someone like BA/BMI Baby etc..?

Or any other commercial airline?

Basically what simple steps would I take? In the UK?

I’m 14 going on 15 and want to be a pilot whether it’s commercially or for the military. I’ve got asthma so I can’t really be in the military but I’m gonna try anyway. So if you want to be a commercial pilot is it ok if you’ve got asthma? Also what would you need to do.

Thanks

admin answers:

Get you private license then commercial/instrument/multi rating…then become an Instructor. Build you flight time then get a job with a low cost regional or charter. Build around 2000 hours and some Turbojet time then appy to BA or BMI.

Hey about the Asthma thing. I had it and so did a friend of mine. My dad gave me some medicine when I was 13 and it never came back…I gave it to my friend and he also got rid of it.

The medicine is Marijuana leaves picked from the tree soaked in Vodka or white rum for a year….take 2 tea spoons nightly and about after 2 weeks….its gone….
I know 4 persons who took it including me. Now I am a healthy ATP pilot.

Hey try it….The Plant may be hard to come by

Michael asks…

I have airmiles from BMI that is in the Star Alliance group. Can I use them for a Continental Airlines flight?

If so is there a number I can ring in the UK to book the flights?
If so is there a number I can ring in the UK to book the flights? I ask for a number because I need to speak to a member of my own species who I can discuss booking the flight using a combination of miles cash. Here’s hoping!

admin answers:

Continental is part of the Star Alliance, and the groupings tend to codeshare flights, and buy in bulk air parts, maintenance and ground staff and so on to save money.

Most airlines run their own frequent flyer programme and while miles/points on another airline in the group contribute to your mileage balance in your other airline, 1 “bmi mile” may not equal 1 “continental” mile.

It all depends on the rules of continentals frequent flyer programme.

So you need to speak to Continental, or on their booking site look for the “award flight” meaning you intend to use your mileage.

Good luck

John asks…

My friend’s surname is spelled wrong by one letter on a BMI air ticket. Is this a problem?

Surname has one letter missing, phoned the airline and they said it wouldn’t be a problem and made a note of it on the record but I’m still not sure. Flying out of Heathrow on BMI. Any thoughts or experiences similar to this one appreciated. Thanks!

admin answers:

This happens all the time.
Not a problem. Your passport is your ID and if you paid by credit card they could cross check with that.

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