BMI: a simple method to estimate body fat
Updated: Nov 17, 2021
Is there a simple way to get an estimate of your body fat? Yes, and one method is called BMI or Body Mass Index.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Body Mass Index (BMI) is a person’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters. The index is based on a simple concept: the higher your BMI, the higher your risk for certain diseases. These include heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, gallstones, breathing problems, and certain cancers.