Your Body Mass Index or BMI could be lying to you! It is surprising but true. You can derive your BMI by dividing your weight in kilograms by your height in square metres. You compare your measurements with a recommendations find out if you fall into underweight, normal, overweight or obese category.
Is BMI standardisation good enough to judge your fitness? Experts say that BMI falls short of assessing if your weight is more due to muscle mass or fat deposition. It also does not consider your body shape. If you have an apple shaped body, then you are at a higher risk for diseases than if you have a pear shaped body. Also if you adopt a healthy lifestyle but weigh the same, BMI can’t assess your health accurately.