Body Mass index is a formula that determines the mass of body fat a person has. This formula is used to determine your weight proportion compared to your height if you’re on target, overweight or obese. Today we will use the formula by plugging in my own personal information and determining if I am over weight, on target or obese. To start I plug in the formula BMI=703w/h2. W = weight, H = height. I am 5foot 5 so in the formula my height will be 5.5. After plugging in my info, I multiply 5.5 squared times 5.5 giving me the answer 30.25. I then divide 703W by 30.25 H. This then gives me the answer 23.24. Making W 23.24. Which is Equivalent to not being overweight. 703w/5.5(2)

703w/30.25
23.24w
According to the chart my inequality fits in between the Compound inequality equation 23 < BMI < 25 which says I’m probably not overweight.
I don’t agree with this formula for I know for a fact that according to my height I am severely obese. However according to this formula I am probably not over weight. In addition to this the formula only uses your height and weight, it does not determine you fat mass or your muscle build. From going to the gym I’ve Learned that muscle weighs a lot more then fat. Which means that with this formula someone in perfect shape can be assumed to be obese: when in fact there in shape.

The solutions chart that says whether you’re obese, overweight, or perfectly fit is giving in Intervals. The chart gives you a range of numbers from low to high. You determine where your body mass determines by the number of intervals you land on or in between. None of these numbers are to Infinity. The ranges have a start date and end date.

In conclusion after plugging in the necessary figures and using the Body Mass Index formula it was determined that this formula gives inaccurate results. For according to my doctor I am severally over weight and this formula has me sounding like a...

...1. Obesity is the commonest health problem in our community
2. Obesity causes many diseases and markedly increases the risk of
Dying prematurely
3. Obesity also reduces quality of life by limiting physical activity and
Encouraging social isolation.
4. The costs of obesity through increased health costs and reduced
Effectiveness in the community are very high.
5. The bodymass index or BMI is the best simple method for measuring
How obese someone is.
Obesity is shaping to be one of the greatest health challenges of the 21
st
century. No disease is more common and causes more unnecessary illness or
early death than obesity. Furthermore, there is no other single problem
that so reduces the quality of life or increases the demand for healthcare
services.
The problem is world wide. In the USA, more than two of every three adults
are overweight and about one in three is obese. That means that
approximately 60 million people have the disease of obesity in the USA
alone. More than one in five Australian adults, an estimated 2.6 million of a
population of 20 million, are obese. For both countries, the incidence of
obesity has doubled since the 1980. Alarmingly, obesity starts in childhood
and already 7% of our teenagers are obese.
Around the world, all countries have a growing problem. There are now an
estimated 300 million people around the world who are suffering form
obesity and its consequences....

...IB Math SL Portfolio
BodyMass Index (Type II)
AmyXu
April 11th/2012
In this portfolio, there will be investigations on the topic of the relationship between females of different ages and their bodymass index (BMI-a measure of one's body fat). Body mess index is calculated by taking one's weight (kg) and dividing by the square of one's height.
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While growing up, the rate of growth of weight and height varies. Therefore, as age grows BMI changes as well. Here is a table which shows the median BMI for females of different ages in the US in the year 2000.
|Age (years) |BMI |
|2 |16.40 |
|3 |15.70 |
|4 |15.30 |
|5 |15.20 |
|6 |15.21 |
|7 |15.40 |
|8 |15.80 |
|9 |16.30 |
|10 |16.80 |
|11 |17.50 |
|12 |18.18 |
|13 |18.70 |
|14 |19.36 |
|15 |19.88 |
|16 |20.40...

...Healthy Body Weight
Michael Carl
Nutrition and Diet Therapy
__________________, RD, LD
August 26, 2012
The Interview
Interview: Kim Allman, my sister, lost 45 lbs. She has gained 5 back. She started her weight loss journey through the Leesburg Business Wellness Challenge where local businesses compete against each other to lose weight. She has maintained her weight loss of 40 pounds by working out. She hasn’t really made any dietary changes other than reduced portions at meal time and she uses less sodium in her diet now, also. She went from a size of 20 down to a 14. She has discarded her old size 20 clothing and found that this helps her to keep up with her program.
Ways to lose weight:
1. Exercise is necessary for good health and weight loss.
2. Eating less is one method of starting to lose weight.
3. Eating smarter. Eat whole grain foods like whole wheat bread instead of white bread, brown rice instead of white, maybe have a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast in the morning. Tiffany Tseng (2012) states there’s no need to cut carbohydrates from a diet plan. Eat whole grains.
4. Substitute different foods such as skim milk or low fat milk for regular milk.
For long term weight loss make a plan and stick with it. One major reason that people don’t keep excess weight off is that they don’t stick with the diet and exercise routine. One needs to consider any foods they may have allergies to and pick a diet plan in accords with...

...BodyMass Index Survey
I asked staff if they would volunteer to assist me in doing a survey for the BodyMass Index with in the company
To carry out this survey I asked to weigh the individuals and to also measure their height so that I could calculate each of their BodyMass index.
The way to work out your own BodyMass Index is to
* Divide your weight in kilograms (kg) by your height in meters (m)
* Then divide your answer by your height again, your final answer is your BodyMass Index
For this exercise I had 9 male volunteers and 11 female volunteers ranging from the age of 24 to 50
There are 5 different categories that the volunteers could go in
* Under Weight = is a term describing a human whose body weight is considered too low to be healthy. The definition usually refers to people with a BodyMass Index(BMI) of under 18.5
* Healthy Weight = is a term describing a human whose body weight is considered to be healthy. The definition usually refers to people with a BodyMass Index(BMI) of 18.5 to 25
* Over Weight = is a term describing a human whose body weight is considered to be over weight. The definition usually refers to people with a BodyMass Index(BMI) of 25 to 30...

...daily routines, such as smoking tobacco products, that easily and negatively affect the life expectancy of our population, we should pay even closer attention to the rate of obesity among humans. Professionals say that nearly two-thirds of all Americans are of excess weight. The affect of too much body fat or being overweight proves to have the same effect on the human life span as smoking can. It is important to know your weight and how it affects your health as you aim for a healthy, longer life. The study of determining the difference in life longevity and health of the average person when considering normal weight, overweight and obesity is reflected in BodyMass Index (BMI). Normal proof of bodymass index or BMI is formulated by dividing your weight in kilograms by the square of your height in meters. This calculates your weight and height in the metric system. The official formula of BMI_703W/H2 is then used. In this formula, W is your weight in pounds, while your height in inches is substituted by H.
Calculations for BMI or BodyMass Index can show the possibilities of my being normal, overweight or even obese as an average person. It can say basically, if I have unhealthy body weight, making me more vulnerable to various diseases that risk early death. These diseases include High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Diabetes, etc. There are several...

...This portfolio is an investigation into how the median BodyMass Index of a girl will change as she ages. BodyMass Index (BMI) is a comparison between a person's height (in meters) and weight (in kilograms) in order to determine whether one is overweight or underweight based on their height. The goal of this portfolio is to prove of disprove how BMI as a function of Age (years) for girls living in the USA in 2000 can be modeled using one or more mathematical equations. This data can be used for parents wanting to predict the change in BMI for their daughters or to compare their daughter's BMI with the median BMI in the USA.
The equation used to measure BMI is:
The chart below shows the median BMI for girls of different ages in the United States in the year 2000:
Age (years)
Median BMI
2
16.40
3
15.70
4
15.30
5
15.20
6
15.21
7
15.40
8
15.80
9
16.30
10
16.80
11
17.50
12
18.18
13
18.70
14
19.36
15
19.88
16
20.40
17
20.85
18
21.22
19
21.60
20
21.65
The values "height (m)" and "weight (kg)" can be discarded when trying to analyze this data because it is not consistent that a girl will have a fixed weight to height or vice versa when they are a certain age. For example, the median BMI for a 10 year old girl is 16.80. With only the data provided, one cannot isolate either the height variable or the weight variable using the formula for...

...Data Commentary of Fear Mongering on Body Image
Literature Review
Fear is an emotion that is stimulated by danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined. Everyone is born with fear. As a child you are afraid of many things such as going down a big slide or riding a two-wheeler for the first time. These fears change and people begin to overcome the small ones in life but continue to develop more throughout their life. Fear has changed over the years and people are becoming more afraid of what is happening with our society. But why do Americans fear more now than before when Barry Glassner, a professor of society at the University of Southern California, expresses “Americans live in perhaps the safest time in human history”?
This is because of all the media that is making it seem like crime rate is at its highest right now but really it is not. People are living in fear of murder and crime because of what they are hearing about or watching on television. Glassner proves this true by stating, “Between 1990 and 1998, the murder rate in the United States decreased by 20 percent. During the same period, the number of stories about murder on network newscasts increased by 600 percent”. Are Americans increasing their fear in something that is actually decreasing? Along with crime, drug use has also decreased by half in the passed decade. Even this being true adults still fear that drug abuse is one of the greatest dangers to...

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Inequalities
Deborah White
Ashford University
MAT221: Introduction to Algebra (AFN1312A)
Instructor: Tracy Abram
April 1, 2013
On page 151 of Elementary and Intermediate Algebra, the BodyMass Index (BMI) is given as:
BMI= 703W/H2
W = one’s weight in pounds
H = one’s height in inches.
By calculating four intervals based on your height can be possible by using the BodyMass Index formula. However, in this situation I am going to use inequalities to calculate BodyMass Index(BMI) which is meant to use my height to calculate if I’m overweight , having a longer life span than average, or to calculate if I’m obese. In the real world it is significant to have knowledge about being overweight because this could come into the use of attention of medical assistance. By using inequalities and solving them could serve a far more severe importance than just a mathematical problem.
The first interval for this problem is the solvation for a longer life span than average.
17< BMI <22 The compound inequality.
17< 703W/H2 <22 Use the BMI formula in replace of the original compound inequality so
we now have an equivalent inequality.
17< 703W/62.002 <22 I replaced H2 for my height in inches.
17< 703W/3844 <22 Then, I multiplied the three numbers by the denominator to rid the
exponent that was on the bottom associated with my height.
17(3844)< 703W(3844)/3844 <...