Body Mass Index Calculation Essay

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You are a 19 year old woman, 5ft 9in / 175cm tall, with a current weight of 135.0lbs. You lead an active lifestyle, and participate in the following exercise:
20 minutes of walking, 3.5 mph, level ground, brisk
35 minutes of running, 6.7 mph (9 min/mile)

Body Mass Index (BMI)
Your BMI
BMI is a standardized ratio of weight to height, and is often used as a general indicator of health. The "normal" BMI for an adult woman of your height is 18.5 to 24.9. This translates to a healthy weight range of 125 to 168 lbs.However, BMI does not take body composition into account. A weight above this range could still be considered healthy if your percentage body fat is less than average. For more accurate determination of body fat levels, consider using a body fat caliper.

Calories Burned
Your Calories Burned
Daily Energy Expenditure: 2564 kcal (10735 kJ)
Additional Calories from Exercise: +527.0 kcal (2206 kJ)
Estimated Energy Requirement: 3091.0 kcal (12941 kJ)

Note: Accurate determination of the Calories you burn can only be accomplished by individual physiological testing. This calculation is merely an estimate that was derived from regression formulas and data provided by these sources:
2002, "Dietary Reference Intakes for Energy, Carbohydrate, Fiber, Fat, Fatty Acids, Cholesterol, Protein, and Amino Acids," Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine.
Ainsworth B.E., 2002, January, "The Compendium of Physical Activities Tracking Guide," Prevention Research Center, Norman J. Arnold School of Public Health, Univ of SC.
In the above table, the Daily Energy Expenditure includes Basal Energy Expenditure (BEE), the energy consumed by daily activities, and the Thermic Effect of Food (TEF).
This estimate represents the total daily Calories needed to maintain your current body weight. To gain or lose weight, you may need to adjust your Calories upward or downward from this amount.

Recommended Minimum Daily Needs
Your Recommended Minimums
Total Carbohydrate 130.0 g Dietary Fiber 25.0 g Linoleic Acid 12000.0 mg Alpha-Linolenic Acid 1100.0 mg Protein 49 g Vitamins
Vitamin A 2333.0
Vitamin C 75.0 mg Vitamin D 200.0
Vitamin E 15.0 mg Vitamin K 90.0 mcg Thiamin 1.1 mg Riboflavin 1.1 mg Niacin 14.0 mg Vitamin B6 1.3 mg Folate 400.0 mcg Vitamin B12 2.4 mcg Pantothenic Acid 5.0 mg Biotin