Tag: body mass index

Why the BMI may be a nonsensical one size fits all measure of our healthy weight.

Why the BMI may be a nonsensical one size fits all measure of our healthy weight. BMI stands for body mass index. Doctors’ offices, scales, and even personal trainers have relied on this measurement which is determined by the following formula; Take your weight (in kilograms), and divide by the square of your height (in meters). As described in a recent article in the NY Times, “The result, which slots you into one of four main categories, is meant to describe your body in a single word or two: underweight (B.M.I. less than 18.5), normal weight (18.5 to 24.9), overweight Read More »