Article by Anna Wood

Go Active owner & instructor

Is BMI measurement accurate?

At some point in our lives we have all tried to lose weight. Many of us are still struggling down this meandering weight loss path filled with obstacles, detours and ill-informed advice that never seems to get us to that ultimate weight loss goal. In order for us to have a clear obtainable goal, we should start by asking the right questions. “How much should I weigh?” and “Is weight really the correct indicator of a healthy lifestyle?”

The answer to this question is going to be very different from individual to individual but in order to calculate a “healthy weight” it is usually done with a formula examining your height to weight ratio. This is known as your Body Mass Index (BMI). But is BMI really the most accurate way for measuring whether or not you are overweight?

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