Tagged: Body Mass Index

Deciphering the Truth About Body Mass Index (BMI)

Body Mass Index is used commonly while calculating body fat and for fitness level assessments, but what does it really mean? Body Mass Index, or BMI, is a measurement that uses an individual’s current height and weight to determine their body fat using a simple equation. This equation is as follows: BMI=weight(lb) * 703 / […]

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Research Begins to Question Use of BMI – Body Mass Index

Body Mass Index (more commonly known as BMI) has been used by all health professionals and those in health insurance agencies for years to decide whether or not an individual is at an “ideal” weight. According to the index which is calculated by dividing the person’s weight by the square of the person’s height; someone with a BMI […]

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BMI: When to Use It

There’s a bit of controversy surrounding body mass index measures and how they should (or shouldn’t) be used when determining healthy body measurements for an individual. When it comes to me and my clients, here’s what I suggest.

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