Why the Body Mass Index is Flawed

Many people use the Body Mass Index (BMI) to measure their health and weight loss progress when really it doesn’t provide the whole picture.

In this video you get to learn three things about the Body Mass Index which are…

  1. What it is
  2. Why it’s flawed
  3. And a better way to measure your health and weight loss progress instead

Share and Enjoy:
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us
  • StumbleUpon
This entry was posted in Videos, Weight Loss and tagged , ,

4 Responses to Why the Body Mass Index is Flawed

  1. Nicoleta says:

    I really enjoyed this video. I always wondered how can weight and hight alone can determine fitness. I also wondered how the scale can read body mass, now i see, it sends a frequency through.

    • Michelle says:

      I found this video as a great indicator of Correct Body Mass, as I felt really fit and leaner than I have been last year and I was in better shape but the BMI indicator stated that I was classed as obese so disheartend I began to do less exercise and lost more weight on the scale 7.5kg but felt unfit and looked heavier. So thanx for your advice I have just put my runner’s on and am heading out for a good run.

  2. MaRia says:

    just like the scales only give a rough idea of your weight. Just remember when you lose a pound on those scales, ask yourself a pound of what? So dont jump on the scales everyday it can put you off with gain weights. Should you be losing too much weight its usually water to start with hence the huge weight loss in any diet the first week. Get the old fashioned tape measure out if you dont own the skin fold clips.

    • James says:

      That’s right Maria, it’s good to ask yourself where you are losing weight from. Losing a pound of fat is far better than losing a pound of muscle.

      And I agree, when diets make you lose lots of weight quickly it’s mostly due to losing water weight. This weight quickly returns as soon as you resume anything like normal eating.