Health Charts and Calculators

 What follows is a collection of health charts, health calculators and tables that can be found on the health-stories website.

There's been new calculators added for calories and exercise conversion for your use. Included also are relevant health lists, a heart disease risk calculator, how to calculate your resting heart rate average, and links to free printable weight loss charts and immunization schedules. (CDC bottom)

In addition to to these free printable charts, BMI charts and a chart for the calories burned in 15 minutes (exercise and everyday activities) can also be found.

Links for a balanced diet chart for adults and one for the kids is also available.

-This list of health charts will increase as they become available. If there is a particular chart or table you would like to see added, please - let us know.


The Body Mass Index Calculator below will give your Body Mass Index number automatically after you've entered your information.


Click the X in far right of BMI Calculator bar, to retract. (seen after results)


-One of our Newest Health Charts, the Growth Chart Calculator, will give your child's projected adult height upon entering their current age and size.

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   Readable BMI Health Charts

 To view our standard Body Mass Index Chart.

 For a sobering look at Obesity Rates in America.

 Body mass index chart -30 BMI and over (for Adult obesity)

 Body mass index chart -30 BMI and over (for Child obesity)



  Health Charts For a Balanced Healthy Diet

 Balanced Diet Chart for Adults -The right foods promote good health.

-Balanced Diet Chart for Kids (How Many Calories Do They Really Need?)

-Chart for the Calories Burned in 15 Minutes -Daily activities, and the calories burned while doing them.

-Calories burned calculator -Calories burned for 5 common exercises, at various distances and speeds. (run, walk, bike, swim and ski)

 Calorie Calculator -Over 35,000 foods and 250 restaurant food calories listed. (includes calories, sodium, carbohydrates, cholesterol, sugars etc.)

-Recipe Calculator -Calculate the nutritional values of your own homemade recipes, simply add the ingredients and submit for the information.

 Best Food Choice -See just how much better an orange is as compared to that candy bar you really want. (compares any 2 food item values)

-Basal Metabolic Rate Calculator - and your average daily calorie need.

 Basal Metabolic Rate Factors - Factors affecting your Basal Metabolism. (BMR)

-Fat Gram Chart ( for women) -The calories needed to maintain a certain weight or what percent of calories from fat you need to eat in order to lose weight.

 Fat Gram Chart ( for men) -Same chart, configured for the men.

-Fat Gram Vs. Calories -How to figure percentage of calories from fat.

 Activity level -and the calories per pound (of your desired weight) you'll need to burn off, to reach or maintain your ideal weight.

-14 Great Ideas for a low fat diet.


  Tables, Lists and Calculators For Top Fitness

 Cooper Test Run Table - Cooper test run: you run as far as you can, at a pace as steady as possible, for 12 minutes. How far could you go?

-Cooper Test Run Table #2 - For seasoned, experienced runners.

 How many calories do you burn off running?

 Running Performance Predictor Calculator where finish times and other stats are predicted.

-Steps to miles -Converts the number of steps taken into miles, feet, meters, etc.

 18 Reasons why you should exercise regularly.

-5 Components of fitness and what they mean for your fitness level.

 Flat Abs Tips -12 Tips for getting flatter abdominals -with video.

-Fitness and Exercise Calculator Check the Energy, Oxygen and Fat burn for different activities at various distances and times.


 General Health Charts and Calculators

 Symptoms of dehydration - Are you dehydrated? What to look for.

-Health problems stemming from chronic dehydration.


  Heart Disease Risk Calculator

 Fill in the form with blood pressure and cholesterol according to your last checkup, then click the submit button. -You'll see your 10-year risk for heart disease as well as your cumulative risk as you age.


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  About Your Resting Heart Rate Average

-Your resting heart rate is a very good indicator of your cardiovascular endurance. The more fit you are, the lower your resting heart rate will be. If you keep track of your average resting heart rate, the number will drop the more fit you become, certainly a healthy goal.

 A typical resting heart rate is around 60 - 80 beats per minute, while highly trained athletes may have resting heart rates closer to 40 BPM.

Well-known cyclist Lance Armstrong had a resting heart rate of 32 BPM!

Your average resting heart rate should be 15 to 20 BPM slower than your normal heart rate.

If your average is over 100 BPM (tachycardia) or under 60 BPM (bradycardia), it is advisable to consult your doctor. (NOT you Lance!)



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 Calculating Your Resting Heart Rate Average

 Knowing your resting heart rate is a good way to measure the progress of any fitness program you may be undertaking, and it's great for goal setting.

-Using your middle and index fingers, find your pulse at the side of your neck (or wrist), then count the number of heartbeats for 15 seconds. Multiply this number by 4 to get your -beats per minute. (15x4 =60 seconds)

 It's important to measure your resting heart rate before you get out of bed in the morning, after waking-up naturally (without an alarm, which will increase your heart rate) -or you can measure your heart rate upon resting for 5 minutes after rising. (longer rest if measured during the day)

 Continue to do this for 3 to 5 mornings or more. The more days, the more accurate this test will be. (Need not to be on consecutive days) The results are then added together and divided by the number of days.

-For example, if you measured your heart rate for 5 days and the results were: 75, 82, 77, 71, and 75 = 380. You then divide this, by the number of days to get your average, 380/5 = 76 (BPM) resting heart rate average.


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  Printable Checklists - Immunization Schedules

 -Weight loss charts and logs for men and women. (free)

 -Immunization Schedules - Adult, childhood, adolescent and teen schedules. Vaccine recording and screening forms. (CDC)


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