You are more than a number.
This is just one of the problems I have with using the Body Mass Index (BMI) as a gauge of our weight, fitness, health and wellbeing.
It’s a very one-dimensional measurement, and we are three dimensional beings living in glorious technicolour!
BMI is based on your height and weight (and if you're lucky, your gender). That's it. Two metrics which have come to be THE indicator of your health, both now and in the future.
What BMI Leaves Out
Here are just a few of the other factors that BMI doesn’t take into account:
The BMI is a very simplistic metric when you think about it, showing only a tiny pixel of the whole picture.
As a society, we have become obsessed with this one little measurement. I have seen so many women (and men) beat themselves up, because they have a high BMI – yet they are fit and healthy individuals.
Why It's Time to Banish the BMI
If your BMI makes you feel bad, take heart, here are just a few other points for you to consider:
As an holistic personal trainer, I know that assessing your health and fitness involves a lot more than simply looking at a number - whether that be BMI, your weight, or your waist-hip ratio.
Instead, I will also factor in things like:
By taking the time for a more in-depth discussion and analysis, I am then able to help you achieve your personal health and wellbeing goals.
Isn't that a much better idea than trying to attain a certain BMI?!
The Body Positive Fitness Professional
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