Get to Know Your #BMI

The BMI or body mass index has been on the tip of our tongues when it comes to obesity and weight but how important is it, anyway? According to a new study, it may have everything to do with  every cause of death. Get to know your BMI, pronto!

The BMI has typically been associated as a market of obesity, if you’re above this BMI, you may be considered over weight or obese.  But this study tells us that just because you’re considered ‘out of range’ for healthy weight, it does not mean you are more likely to die of a high BMI.

The leading causes of death are cancer, respiratory disease, and liver disease. Having a BMI too high or too low is equally as unhealthy for all three of the aforementioned conditions.

The magic number of BMI is between 21 and 25. Having a BMI in that range is found to that the lowest risk of morbidity from any conditions linked to morbidity. Want to know where you stand? Check your BMI today and shoot to get in in-range for days to come.

If the mathematical way to analyze your BMI is too much information to input, grab a hold of the industry-leading Omron Body Fat Loss Monitor.

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