Explain the acronym BMI. What does it stand for? What does it measure? What values are associated with it? Name one advantage to using BMI.
Respond to the first part using complete sentences and paragraphs. Show all math. Responses to the second part can be provided as a list.
Note: Use complete sentences, correct spelling and grammar, and well-written and organized paragraphs. You are required to cite your course resources in these discussions to show how you have applied what you have read. Grades will reflect how well you have followed these guidelines. I am eager to see each individuals creativity in this discussion.
Start by calculating your BMI. Show your math. What is the classification? (Do not include commentary to debate the accuracy of the classification of this value.)
Explain the acronym BMI. What does it stand for? What does it measure? What values are associated with it? Name one advantage to using BMI. Can you see any disadvantages to using BMI? If so, what are they? Name two other methods for assessing body fat or weight status. Provide at least one advantage and one disadvantage of each method.
Next, calculate your EER (energy needs). Use the process shown in the \”Estimating Energy Needs\” tab under Course Resources. Note that there are more appropriate equations to use for this purpose, but this is the example provided, so we will start with it. Show your math.
If your BMI falls into the classification of overweight or obese, the Mifflin St. Jeor equation is the best choice (assuming no other clinical conditions that alter needs are present). The St. Jeor has been determined to be the most accurate estimator of energy needs in the presence of overweight or obesity. Regardless of your BMI, calculate your needs using the Mifflin St. Jeor equation (shown below) for practice. Note that there is one equation for men and one for women.
Compare the results from the St. Jeor and EER equations (BMR = Basal Metabolic Rate).
BMR (men) = 10 weight (kg) + 6.25 height (cm) – 5 age (years) + 5
BMR (women) = 10 weight (kg) + 6.25 height (cm) – 5 age (years) – 161
How many calories must be reduced in your diet to have a one-pound weight loss per week? Other than diet restrictions, what else can be done to promote weight loss?