BMI vs Waist to Hip Ratio as an Indicator of Health

By | 2017-09-06T11:49:26+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Parent Category I|

The BMI, or Body Mass Index, has long been supported and utilized as an indicator of health or risk of illness. The BMI is based on weight vs height calculation. BMI = weight(kg)/height2(m2)   (Metric Units) BMI = 703·weight(lb)/height2(in2)     (U.S. Units) The results rank as below: Underweight = <18.5 Normal weight = 18.5–24.9 Overweight = 25–29.9 Obesity = BMI of 30 or greater For everything the BMI tells us it doesn't take into account body composition; [...]

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Does Running Increase Risk of Osteoarthritis?

By | 2017-08-21T15:06:13+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Parent Category I|

  Running is a great form of cardiovascular exercise and great way to maintain physical fitness levels. There are some who are concerned that running causes arthritis, particularly in the hips and knees. A systematic review of 25 studies, covering 125k people found that "recreational" runners (<57miles/wk) had a lower frequency of arthritis, 3.5%, compared to "non-runners" @ 10.2%. Interestingly, "competitive" runners, (>57miles/wk) had a 13.3% chance of developing arthritis. Over-training can overload joints and not allow cartilage [...]

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