Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Why BMI isn't always reliable

BMI isn't always the best way of measuring whether you are at a healthy weight or not. It only takes your height and weight into account. There are no other factors that are taken into account when using BMI. There are so many other factors that go into whether someone is a healthy weight, overweight or obese, such as age, gender, body fat percentage, etc. According to this chart, a 5'10 215 bodybuilder who has a body fat percentage of maybe 10-15% is obese. That doesn't make sense. So take the score you get on the BMI scale with a grain of salt. I am currently considered obese on this scale but my body fat percentage is completely normal. Don't put all of your faith in the BMI scale because it is not always accurate. 

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