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Senior Diet, Weight & Obesity
| Body Mass Index Introduction
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) provides an excellent introduction to the meaning of Body Mass Index (BMI)
and includes links to CDC's BMI calculator. You can determine if you are overweight, underweight or
just right based on your age, weight, and height.
Body Mass Index Calculator
Direct link to the Centers for Disease Control's Body Mass Index Calculator for adults.
One of the most interesting, reputable, and complete weight-related sites on the web. Offered by About.com, a part of the New York Times
company. Here you can join discussions about exercise, losing or
gaining weight, recipes, food choice and preparation tips, and more.
All these tools are available just by visiting the site. If you want
more, you can create a free account and then track your weight on-line,
post questions to other members, and get direct help and support -
whatever your weight and health goals.
Overall Health Calculator
An overall health calculator that lets you
find BMI, weight, waist-to-hip ratio, and target heart rate as
well as daily calories, fat, protein, and Calcium needs by age and
An extraordinary tool from Calorie-Count
(see above) that lets you enter essentially any food or even any
complete recipe you're going to make. You'll almost instantly get back
a detailed Nutrition Facts Label
(just like you see on every product in the grocery store) for your food
item or recipe - including calories, fats, sodium, carbohydrates, etc.
A great way to get a handle on exactly what you eat!
Food & Fitness Calculators and Planner New
calculators and a planner from WebMD. One calculator lets
the caloric and
nutritional makeup of many foods - including by brand and/or
restaurant. The other calculator allows you to determine
calories burned for any of hundreds of daily activities. There is
a Planner that lets you enter age, weight, etc and your goals and get
specific recommendations for activities, meals, and lifestyle
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