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A bunion is a deformity that is mainly made up of a lateral deviation of the great toe which enlarges due to a tissue or a bone. It is a serious foot problem. These are formed within the foot and not on the surface of the foot. An arthritic condition and  a result of bone degeneration it is found as  a lump on the outside portion of the big toe. Bunions are seen near the joint of the toe and sometimes  [...]

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How to Measure Body Mass Index in English System and Metric System?

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Below, we have explained the two systems of calculating body mass index or BMI:

The English system:

  1. The first thing you’ll need to do is weighing yourself. While measuring your weight, you must be absolutely in empty stomach; your bladder and bowel must also be empty. Other than that you must only be in your undergarments while standing on the weight machine.  Let us assume that your weight is 190 lbs.
  2. The next step is measuring your accurate height. You should seek help from another person to get the exact height of yours. You must not wear shoes and stand upright against a wall while your height is measured. The person helping you will have to mark the ending point of your head on the wall using a pencil. Now take a measuring tape and measure the length between the mark and the ground. Let us assume that your height is 72 inches.
  3. Assuming that your weight is 190 lbs and your height is 72 inches, your body mass index or BMI would be: 703(190/72×72), which equals to 26.

The metric system:

  1. Weight yourself in the same process as we have described above. Also, measure your height following the above guidelines.
  2. In this process you will have to convert your weight in pounds into kilograms and height in inches into meters. So if you weigh 200lbs; the numbers in kilograms would be 200/2.2= 91Kg. On the other hand if your height is 63 inches, when converted into meters it will become: 63×0.0254=1.6m.
  3. Based on the formula used for measuring BMI; the BMI of an individual having body weight of 91 Kg and height of 1.6 m is: 91/1.6×1.6=36.
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