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BMI is Not Only Sufficient For Overall Fitness and Here's Why

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Limitations of BMI

Body mass index (BMI) is one of the most popular ways to measure body composition as it pertains to health. However, research indicates BMI is not the most accurate depiction and can have serious limitations in weight distribution, body fat percentage, and different demographics....

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  • BMI is not an accurate predictor of health because it does not account for body fat percentage or body fat distribution.
  • In addition, BMI cannot accurately predict the health of different demographics and races because it was created with data from only white Europeans.
  • Measu...

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People should keep track of the following in order to stay healthy.

  • Waist circumference.
  • High blood cholesterol.
  • Elevated triglycerides.
  • High blood pressure.
  • High blood sugar.

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  • Waist circumference: If your circumference is over 34 for a woman or over 39 for a man, you might have increased risk.
  • High blood cholesterol: Overall cholesterol levels higher than 239 mg/dL in men and women can pose a greater risk to heal...

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  • : When the blood flowing through your blood vessels is too high, also known as

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