What does BMI mean?

BMI stands for “Body Mass Index”.  It provides a range of numbers in which if your BMI falls in that range, you are in a certain type of category in regards to your weight. 

It’s basically a simple way to analyze data.  Numerous studies have confirmed that having a BMI over 25 you are associated with an increased risk of disease (like diabetes, blood pressure, heart attacks, etc. ) and of course, a shortened life span. 

There are many websites that offer a simple BMI calculator function.  Most of them do not compensate for gender, kids, and ages of adults.  I have found a site that takes all that into consideration.  Click HERE .

My personal BMI index is 24.4 which is in the normal range (19.1 – 25.8). 

I want my BMI index to be lower.  But most importantly, I want to fit into those hip hugger jeans, size 8, sitting on my shelf



About justdoitandloseit

Health and exercise nut that has hit the infamous 'brick wall' since turning 40....on several occasions! After famously gaining 15 pounds, I have found the secret!
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2 Responses to What does BMI mean?

  1. Pingback: What is Your Ideal Body Weight? |

  2. Public Fat says:

    Oh gosh, I hate taking those things..it always says “obese”!!!!

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