BMI – What is it & is it Accurate?

I have had a few people ask me about the BMI or Body Mass Index. This gets mentioned in the media quite a bit, and I think sometimes they just assume people know exactly what it is!

Quite simply, your BMI is your weight in Kg’s divided by your height in meters, squared.

So, if your weight is 70kg and your height is 1.70m your BMI is 24 – i.e you times               1.70 x 1.70 = 2.9        so 70 divided by 2.9 = 24

This is designed to measure your total amount of body fat and should only be used for adults aged 18+ once you have measured your index compare it to this scale:- To See Read On..