Towards a Non-Obsessive Way of Eating

Eating Healthy to Live Healthy

Calculators

Calculating for healthOn this page you will find a number of health calculators. These are links to other sites that contain the calculator, and range from life insurance company’s, body building sites to health and nutritional pages.

These calculators are useful for gauging where you are at with your health but are only one aspect.The information in this page is not intended to provide, and is not a substitute for, medical advice of the type provided by qualified medical professionals.

If you have concerns about anything these calculators may suggest, or about your health in general, it’s a good idea to talk to your doctor if you are worried, or before starting a new exercise or diet regime.


General Health
BMI – Body Mass Index


GENERAL HEALTH

Check out the Kiwi Cover HeartScore calculator  HERE  .

The calculator takes about 5 minutes to complete and will give you a percentage score (your HeartScore) for your overall cardiovascular health.

  • Calculate your HeartScore, which is a measure of your overall cardiovascular health.
  • Calculate your absolute risk of experiencing a cardiovascular event within the next 5 years.
  • Advise if you should see your doctor for a check-up, based on your answers and your results.
  • Identify factors which are within your control to change and which you should try to improve.

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BMI CALCULATOR

Check out the Health Navigator’s BMI calculator  HERE  .

BMI means Body Mass Index. It is a measure of the proportion of body fat to total body weight, and it is used to define healthy and unhealthy weight ranges.

BMI is a proxy measurement for the ratio of body fat to total body mass, because it does not directly measure body fat. It makes an assumption about the degree of body fat based on weight and height, but it is not able to discriminate between lean and adipose (fat) tissue. Remember there are other factors that could mean your BMI is not a true indicator of healthy weight and for this reason it is not suitable for those who have developed significant muscle mass through training, such as professional athletes.


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