What is Body Mass Index (BMI) and why is it important?
Body Mass Index, or BMI is the customary method used to measure obesity. It’s a calculation of your weight-to-height ratio and can provide insight into risk for diseases. It’s been shown that for every five-point increase in BMI, your risk of death increases 31% and while BMI can’t be used as a sole indicator for disease risk, it does help. It’s one element of your wellness that helps you and your doctors manage your health.