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These calculators can provide you with ESTIMATED values that can help you set goals and keep track of your progress!
Body Mass Index (BMI) is a measurement of a person’s weight with respect to his or her height. It is more of an indicator than a direct measurement of a person’s total body fat.
BMI, more often than not, correlates with total body fat. This means that as the BMI score increases, so does a person’s total body fat.
|Body Mass Index (BMI)||Weight Status|
|18.5 – 24.9||Normal|
|25.0 – 29.9||Overweight|
Is BMI applicable for all?
For most people, BMI can be used to provide a good measure of obesity. But BMI fails to provide actual information on body composition like amount of muscle, bone, fat, and other tissues.
In some persons BMI is a more accurate measure of body fat than others. For example, persons who are very muscular may fall into the “overweight” category when they are actually healthy and very fit. These persons with a very low body fat percentage could have the same BMI score as someone who is overweight.
Similarly, an elderly and frail individual person may be in the normal weight category when they have little muscle mass and a high percentage of body fat.
BMI, when used for children and adolescents who are still growing, those with large body frames or petite builds, pregnant women and highly muscled individuals thus need to be assessed and interpreted carefully.
Caloric Intake Calculator: Gives you an estimated value on how many calories you should eat in a day in order to reach your goal. Keep in mind that each day may be different based upon your activity level. You may be more or less active with each day, and this will affect your caloric intake. Use this calculator as often as you would like to check how many calories you should each each day!
Calories Burned Calculator: In order to find out an estimated value of calories burned, you will need to know your heart rate. Heart rate monitors provide more accurate readings than wrist based optical heart rate sensors. Tracking heart rate on the wrist can be compromised by external factors such as movment, sweat, hair on the wrist, etc. If the fitness watch loses contact with your skin, readings will be less accurate or just plain wrong all together. Keep this in mind when using this calculator.
One-Rep Max Calculator: Use this calculator to find your estimated one-rep max. This indicates the heaviest weight you can lift with maximum effort in a single repetition. A 1RM is your personal weightlifting record for a squat, deadlift, or any other weightlifting exercise.