Busy Mums, do you use the Body Mass Index? - The Lose & Shape Up Expert

Busy Mums, do you use the Body Mass Index?

Being over weight and having a high BMI don’t really clarify anything either way…
The BMI is now very outdated, I’m not sure why we still have it…
Even the professionals justify it by stating that nothing else gives you an indication that quick…
Surely we know if we are carrying too much body fat already?…
Recently I have learned that the BMI was invented in the mid nineteenth century and by a mathematician, not a health professional!
(The world looked like this when we first started using the BMI).
As a tallish, slightly athletic Coach and Personal Trainer I’m easily in the over weight category on a BMI scale…
My advice would be to skip the BMI chart and the scale if you can…
I don’t really come across anyone, anymore who’s main goal is BMI related, usually it’s to feel better / look better…
So focus on that and if you want, measure circumferences, like your waist (unhealthiest place to store body fat) to measure real beneficial change…
How your clothes fit you…
As always it’s body fat we need to focus on to measure progress,
But I agree with the article in that the best way forward to be healthy is our eating habits, balanced nutrition, exercising and moving more in general…
That won’t change…
Just focus on you, how you look and feel, not an ancient outdated chart.

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