How to calculate it and what it really means for your health

If you’ve ever had a standard check-up with your doctor or other health care provider, they probably calculated your BMI. This is a simple recipe that uses your height and weight to see if you’re carrying a lot of fat.

It’s been a standard way of judging a person’s health since the early 1900s (with adjustments made along the way) but although it does provide a good outline of the condition a person has, being a simple test, it is not the whole picture and should be viewed in tandem With other considerations.

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