Four Useful Fitness Acronyms




1. BMI
Short for  Body Mass Index, an indicator of obesity.

The  BMI formula:
BMI = ( Weight in Kilograms / ( Height in Meters x Height in Meters ) )

The WHO regards a BMI of less than 18.5 as underweight and may indicate malnutrition, an eating disorder, or other health problems, while a BMI greater than 25 is considered overweight and above 30 is considered obese.

2. R.I.C.E. 
Short for first aid treatment for strains, sprains, contusions, dislocations, or uncomplicated fractures:

Rest
Ice
Compression
Elevation 

3. FITT 
A basic principle of fitness training that stands for:  
Frequency - how often 
Intensity - how hard 
Time - how long 
Type - the type of training (strength, endurance etc.) ...

4. HIIT
Stands for High-intensity interval training - a method of exercise that involves brief periods of all-out, or sprint-like, effort, interspersed between lower-intensity recovery periods.

 

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