By Dr. Rick Tague
The ABCs of BMI
BMI, aka Body Mass Index, is a term we all should be familiar with by now. It’s a number your doctor, insurance companies and even the government uses as a guideline for classifying your health. Although accurate, BMI may overstate or understate your actual body fat number. Why? Because BMI doesn’t distinguish between muscle mass and body fat and since muscle weighs more than fat, a muscular individual may have a high BMI without the complications to their health. At The Center For Nutrition, we take many factors into consideration when evaluating your health status. A much more accurate measure for overweight individuals is to evaluate and monitor their Percent Body Fat. With our advanced Body Composition Analysis we can pinpoint your excess body fat amounts along with your Lean Body Mass to give us a clearer picture of your true body make up.