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Personal Fitness Calculator

This Personal Fitness Calculator
will serve as a useful tool in your fitness program. This easy to
use calculator is designed to measure body mass index (BMI). Consult
your doctor for a more detailed analysis of your health especially
when entering a weight loss program.

 

Blood Pressure:

The pressure exerted by circulating blood on the walls of blood vessels. Blood pressure is one of the principal vital signs. The pressure of the circulating blood decreases as it moves away from the heart through arteries and capillaries, and toward the heart through veins. The term blood pressure usually refers to brachial arterial pressure. In the major blood vessel of the upper left or right arm that takes blood away from the heart. Blood pressure is sometimes measured at other sites in the body such as on the ankle.

 

Body Fat:

Loose connective tissue in the body composed of adipocytes. Adipose tissue is derived from lipoblasts in order to store energy in the form of fat. It also insulates and cushions the body. Obesity or being overweight in humans and animals does not depend on body weight but on the amount of total body fat.

 

Body Mass Index (BMI):

A statistical measurement which compares a person’s body weight and height. This measurement does not actually measure the percentage of body fat, it is a tool used to estimate a healthy body weight based on how tall a person is. It is the most widely used diagnostic tool to identify weight problems because of its ease of measurement. BMI was invented between 1830 and 1850 by the Belgian polymath Adolphe Quetelet while developing “social physics”. Body mass index is defined as the individual’s body weight divided by the square of his height. BMI measurements can also be determined using a BMI chart which displays BMI as weight (horizontal axis) and height (vertical axis) using contour lines for different values of BMI or colors for different categories.

 

Heart Rate:

Measure of the exact number of heart beats per minute (BPM). The average resting human heart rate for adult males is about 70 bpm and 75 bpm for adult females. Heart rate varies significantly between individuals based on physical fitness, genetics and age. Athletes at a high level of fitness often have a very low resting heart rate. Heart rate can be measured by monitoring a person’s pulse. Pulse measurement can be achieved using specialized medical BPM devices, or by pressing a persona’s fingers against a main artery, usually on the wrist or the neck.

 

Optimum Weight:

A healthy body weight which is ideal for a person’s height, body type and lean muscle. A person at an ideal or optimum body weight is generally not at risk for weight related illnesses.

 

Risk of Chronic Disease:

A person who does not meet safe levels in body weight, body mass index, blood pressure and other measurements is likely to run a risk of chronic diseases.

 

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