Why BMI isn't the best indicator of your health
- 5 Months ago
BMI or Body Mass Index is the simplest way of measuring obesity, but more and more researchers are questioning its accuracy and usefulness.
BMI was supposed to estimate a person's degree of obesity based on a simple formula: weight in kg/height in meter2. BMI reading of <18.5 meant a person is underweight and needs to gain weight, 18.5 to 22.5 meant normal, a value between 23 to 25 was considered overweight, while the one above 25 was considered obese and definitely had to lose weight. But, today more and more researchers agree to the fact that BMI is not the best indicator of health.