What is My BMI and What Does it Mean?

Am I overweight? That is a question asked frequently by people of all ages, heights, weights, backgrounds and genders. There are many different ways to answer that question, but is there one easy-to-use method that will give you a good idea, easily and quickly? BMI has been promoted as one such indicator, and it certainly meets the criteria for ease of use. By The Numbers BMI stands for Body Mass Index. The concept of BMI was introduced by Adolphe Quetelet, a Belgian statistician who lived during the 1800s. It was initially known as the Quetelet Index, and is calculated by dividing your weight in kilograms by the square of your height in meters (BMI = kilograms/meters squared). To calculate your BMI using Imperial measurements, use the following formula: Weight in pounds multiplied by 703, with the result divided by your height in inches. (BMI = pounds * 703/inches squared). There are several BMI calculators available via the internet, so doing the math yourself isn’t necessary unless you’re a statistician or just enjoy solving math problems in your free time. Your ideal BMI ratio should be between 18.5 to 24.9, as noted by the following chart: BMI 18.5 or less – underweight BMI 18.6 – 24.9 – normal BMI 25 – 29.9 – overweight BMI 30 – 39.9 obese BMI 40 + – extremely obese Reliability Issues While BMI is a fairly reliable indicator of body fat for the general population, and a good method to compare your body mass to others of your age and gender, it does have some limitations. Most notable is the fact that there is...

What’s My MPAN – And What Does it Mean?

1. What is your MPAN? An MPAN (Meter Point Administration Number) is a unique number to the property. It is found on the electricity bill issued issue by the supplier. This is sometimes called a Supply Number but it should not be confused by the customer reference number. It is not displayed on the actual meter.   The full MPAN is 21 digits in length and should be printed on the electricity bill for the supply.  Suppliers can also obtain the MPAN on the behalf of customers by using the MPAS   Customers wishing to find out their MPAN you can also call their local Distribution Company and they will be able to provide the 13 digit MPAN core over the phone.   In most cases this should be enough information to arrange the transfer of an electricity supply, it is also worthwhile asking that they send the information by post – that way you will also receive the full MPAN. 2. What does the MPAN mean? a) Profile Class   Every property has a profile class.   Profile classes are used where half-hourly metering is not installed and provides the electricity supplier with an expectation as to how electricity will be consumed throughout the day. 01 Domestic Unrestricted 02 Domestic Economy 7 03 Non-Domestic Unrestricted 04 Non-Domestic Economy 7 05 Non-Domestic Maximum Demand 0-20% Load Factor 06 Non-Domestic Maximum Demand 20-30% Load Factor 07 Non-Domestic Maximum Demand 30-40% Load Factor 08 Non-Domestic Maximum Demand >40% Load Factor Your profile class will give suppliers an idea of your consumption patterns and your efficiency at using the energy you consume. This...

What Does a Man Really Mean With What He is Saying?

It’s an all too often familiar situation. A man tells a woman that he is not ready to be in a relationship with her, only for her to find out soon after that he is dating another woman. Nothing can hurt worse than hearing these words from his mouth and seeing how his actions do not fit his motives. Why is it that he says one thing but does something completely different? The first thing to understand is that men and women are completely different in how they are made and how they think. This difference can cause a person’s ears to hear things differently and their minds to interpret things differently.  His idea of a night-in:  fast food and a sports channel.  A woman’s idea of a night-in:  home cooked dinner followed by a movie on his couch. If he says to you that he’s not ready for a commitment, what women hear is: he wants to keep dating for now and eventually he’ll be ready to commit.  What he means is: he’s not ready for a commitment with you.  It doesn’t mean he’s not ready for a commitment at this present time, it just means not with you.  You haven’t presented yourself to be the person he wants to spend the rest of his life with.  You are missing something he is seeking and needing in the relationship.  He’s not going to tell you that he needs you to be a better person; he will tell you that he wants to see other people. As an example: If you have a list of symptoms you cannot explain...

When You Dream of Your Ex Boyfriend, What Does It Mean? What Does It Mean

What does it mean when you dream of your ex boyfriend? Dreams are funny things. Sometimes, they make no sense at all. Many people claim they never recall dreams the next morning while others have very vivid recollections. Believe it or not, dreams can actually mean something. They could provide insight into your honest feelings or simply be a sign of significance in your life. True Feelings Come Through During Sleep While you are at rest, your mind wanders. During this time, your dreams are your own private haven. That doesn’t mean they are always good dreams, but it does mean your mind can open up and be honest. If you dream about your ex frequently, it could be because you still have feelings for him. This is completely normal after a break up. In time, the dreams may fade. If they persist, then you may want to consider talking to your ex about your true feelings if you haven’t already. Getting it off your chest might help reduce the frequency of your dreams. Significant Signs in Your Life The things that happen to you while you are awake influence the subjects of your dreams. Sometimes it’s quite obvious while other times it’s very obscure and archaic. The things that appear in your dreams could simply be the result of something you experienced in your waking hours. This happens with people as well. It is only natural that after an emotional break up, your ex would make an appearance in your dreams. How Should I Interpret Dreams? It’s hard for the average person to determine exactly what the meaning...

What Does a College Diploma Mean Today?

  A few decades ago, when a child entered the hallowed halls of higher learning, it was the mark of accomplishment. Most people acknowledged that the student was intelligent and his college diploma would open doors to whatever field he wanted to enter. They also assumed that his earning capacity would be much greater than those who didn’t graduate from college. Of course, that was in the days before Bill Gates blew that kind of thinking out of the water when he left Harvard in his sophomore year to start a company called Microsoft, with Paul Allen.   In the old days, students who weren’t at the top of their class couldn’t have gotten into an Ivy League school unless their family was influential enough to pull strings and/or who had enough money to fund a chair at a university. Nowadays, there are still some parents who are pulling strings and buying college diplomas for their children but it’s hardly necessary anymore. Today you just have to have a decent SAT score and a decent GPA score or even go to a community college for a semester or two and then transfer to a high ranking college. The bar has lowered so much that it makes one wonder what a college diploma means today.   I have had professors tell me that colleges have become a popularity contest. The teachers who don’t assign homework and who give easy tests are the ones who have the largest class enrollments. One of the professors at an Ivy League school even wrote an article in a magazine stating as much. The college...
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