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Body Fat Percentage vs. Body Mass Index (BMI)

Body Composition Body weight gives us a very broad picture of diet and fitness progress. If we want more specific measures of how well our exercise routines and diets are working, we turn to other gauges, specifically body fat percentage and body mass index (BMI). These tools provide a more...

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What is BMI?

Studies have shown that weight is a pretty good predictor of overall health. The heavier you are, the more at risk you become for conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and strokes. It is therefore in your interest to stay within a normal weight range. BMI The Body Mass Index (BMI)...

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You Can’t Handle the [BMI] Truth

As of 2010, approximately 70% of Americans were either overweight or obese as defined by their Body Mass Index or BMI. Obesity related health issues are significant because they increase health care costs, decrease productivity and result in premature death. Discussing BMI invokes a great deal of passion because...

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Is BMI reliable?

The body mass index (BMI) is a tool that is used to asses health risk based on weight and height. Each height has a different healthy weight range, above which, risks of certain conditions such as heart disease, strokes and diabetes increase. What is BMI for? BMI is a great tool...

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