BMI is not always the best tool to use. However, if you are someone who is not physically active it may be an okay one to use. For an athlete or someone who’s working out regularly and has a good amount of muscle mass on – then this tool will be misleading for them. The average person who lives a sedentary lifestyle can use BMI to calculate potential risk categories. BMI matters because it can help you determine your risk of developing certain conditions linked with excess weight such as Diabetes, Liver disease, Color Cancer, Breast Cancer, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol etc. You can read more about this here.
If you’re an athlete or someone who workouts several days a week, regularly – then we recommend using a skin caliper instead. At Repke Fitness, we measure BMI, Body Fat, bioelectrical impedance as well as circumferences of various body parts. What gets measured, gets improved. So if you’re working out on your own then be sure to do more than just a BMI measurement – do all the above that we mentioned which we do with our clients.
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Millersville, MD 21108