Measuring your Body Mass Index (BMI) and your Lean Body Mass (LBM) is a good way to track your diet results, your workout program results or to find the best combination of both.
Results that come from measuring the BMI and LBM sometimes can be used to track your general health.
There are a few ways out there to measure the body mass index (BMI). Some of them are the Skin Calipers, Bioelectrical Impedance, Hydrostatic Weighing, DEXA (Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry), Air-Displacement Plethysmography, also there are a few formulas for calculating your body mass index.
We, along with our team of experts, developed a Health Calculator that measures the BMI (Body Mass Index) and LBM (Lean Body Mass). There is no way to measure the BMI with 100% accuracy but you can use the tools you have to track your progress and efforts in making the best for your general health and your health goals.
So, what is BMI exactly?
Body Mass Index or BMI is a number that is based on your weight and height. BMI or Body Mass Index can help you find out about your appropriate weight for your height. For example – The higher your number is, the fatter you are. We often use the BMI as a screening tool to find or decide whether your health will be exposed at risks such as heart disease, diabetes etc.
And, what is LBM exactly?
The Lean Body Mass is defined to be the body weight minus the body fat. Usual lean body mass range is from 60 to 90 percent of body weight. Unhealthy lean body mass for a woman is considering being less than 68 percent and, for a man, with less than 75 percent lean body mass. Normal percentage of lean body mass for individuals that do exercises is from 81 to 91 (for women) and from 84 to 94 (for men) percent, although it is lower than the average for healthy individuals. It’s not healthy to have less than 5 percent (for man), and less than 8 percent (for women) body fat. To improve body composition, people often tend to have a weight – loss diet to help them lose body fat and improve their looks. If you don’t consume enough proteins or do enough exercise, while you are on your weight – loss diet goal, you can lead your body to lean body mass loss. People who follow a weight – loss diet that is low in protein, lose more lean body mass than people who follow a diet with more protein during a weight – loss diet (A study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association in 2008). People who don’t participate in resistance training during their weight – loss diet, all the weight they lose, (about 25 percent) comes from the lean body mass instead of fat. Two resistance training sessions per week, is necessary to limit your muscle loss and to increase your metabolism. Do 300 minutes of cardio per week to increase weight loss results.
The Health Calculator is a good way to track your BMI and LMB progress during some period of time.
Our version of Health Calculator is integrable with blogs, social sites that support third party applications and any HTML based platforms and solutions. Using and sharing is totally free. So, enjoy while using it.