Body Mass Index (or BMI) is something used to calculate if a person is of a healthy weight. I hate it, it’s not an accurate measure of fat percentage and does not take into account one’s build. But the GP uses it to steer to fobbing me off with “if you lose weight it will be better” or “it’s likely because of your weight”.
Here in the UK, they say to be of healthy weight an adult’s BMI score should be between 18.5 – 24.9. Using the graph below, you’ll be able to see what sort of weight you need to be for a given height to be in that range. Obviously the taller you are, the heavier you can be but still have the same BMI score. The ranges used by the NHS are as follows;Continue reading The Currency of BMI