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Use these calculators to calculate your BMI, calorie needs and calories burned.
BMI stands for body mass index and it's a measure of body size. It combines a person's weight with their height. BMI measurement can give us an idea whether you have the correct weight for your height. It's possible for BMI to show us that your weight is inadequate for your heigh in case you are carrying lot's of muscle mass. And this is one of the problems of using BMI, because it does not discriminate between fat and muscle. It's best to use BMI alongside other health/fitness parameters and not just rely on BMI to guide your decisions.
Get an estimate of your daily calorie needs.
Get an estimate of how many calories you can burn performing various activities.
To lose weight or gain weight/muscle it's important to pay attention to your calorie balance (calories in vs calories out). However, to get optimal results, you should also pay attention to other things and not just calories like:
what are my calorie needs? calculate BMI and energy expenditure
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