New Years Resolutions and BMI

Tools for calculating BMI

By definition BMI or Body Mass Index is a measure of relative size based on the mass and height of an individual. As defined in Wiki. I remember a few years back when I started playing with the idea of losing weight I was reading everything I could on the subject on internet and I ran across the formula.  I found an online BMI calculator so I typed in my numbers, just for curiosity sake, and the number came back as 33.  Ho hum, whatever.  Then I glanced over and noticed that anything over 30 was considered obese. WHAT? I remember getting mad at BMI, they had to be wrong.  Obese?  Really?  Couldn’t they pick a better word? BMI does have its … Continue reading →