Why Body Mass Index Is Not a Useful Metric

When it comes to measuring how fit — or not — we are, most people begin by stepping on the scales. And while weight is an indicator of body mass, it’s not the only measurement we should be looking at, according to The Atlantic. What’s more important is knowing your body’s fat composition in relation to your lean muscle percentage. I’ve been saying for a long time that measuring your health by body mass index (BMI) is a big fat lie. Body mass index is a...

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