We offer BMI testing to see what kind of shape you’re really in.
BMI, or Body Mass Index, uses a ratio of weight to height to categorize people as underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese.
Why is BMI Important?
Weight alone is not a clear indicator of good health because it does not distinguish between pounds that come from body fat and those that come from lean body mass or muscle. Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is important for overall health and can help you prevent and control many diseases and conditions.
If you are overweight or obese, you are at higher risk of developing serious health problems, including heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, gallstones, breathing problems, and certain cancers.
That is why maintaining a healthy weight is so important: It helps you lower your risk for developing these problems, helps you feel good about yourself, and gives you more energy to enjoy life.
Appearances Can Be Deceiving
For Example, Women A, B and C are exactly the same height. A and B have the same weight, and C weighs considerably more. For her height C appears to be fat. But after analyzing body fat levels, B and C have acceptable percentages while A has above the recommended range and is at a higher health risk.
To find out where you fall have your BMI testing at your next appointment! Request an appointment.