Body Mass Index (BMI) is the most well-known (and least difficult) method of estimating whether your are overweight. In any case, as of late, more scientists contend that it's not the most exact approach to quantify body weight. For quite a long time, researchers have said that BMI can't recognize fat and muscle, which will in general be heavier and can tip more conditioned people into overweight status, regardless of whether their fat levels are low.
BMI additionally doesn't consider various kinds of fat, every one of which can have distinctive metabolic impacts on wellbeing. BMI can't mull over, for instance, where the body holds fat. Gut fat, which is known as instinctive fat, is more hurtful than fat that is basically sitting under the skin.
Your BMI is determined by a relatively simple calculation using your height and weight. The formula is BMI = kg/ m2 – where kg is your weight in kilograms and m2 is your height in metres squared.
So Why BMI ?
BMI is as yet the favored method to quantify weight and assess heftiness fundamentally on the grounds that it is a moderately simple estimation for specialists to take during an office visit. Taking an individual's stature and weight and connecting it to a condition delivers a number that educates specialists about whether their patients are at high, low or no danger with regards to weight-related medical issues.
There are better approaches to quantify muscle versus fat … that give more valuable readings on how likely an individual's weight will add to constant medical issues. CT outputs and MRIs can give a more clear look at the body's make-up by isolating out fat from muscle, for instance. In any case, these are costly and included contrasted with stepping on a scale.
So without a viable way to change how we measure body fat, for now, BMI is still probably the best option.