Why BMI is bullshit

October 3, 2007

So I’ve always kinda known that the Body Mass Index (BMI) is not a reliable measure of total body fat or relative health.  I also tend to think that our trust of it may contribute to self image issues espscially in young women and especially when it’s used as the single most reliable measure in some high school fitness or health class. 

This Flickr page is a great example of why BMI is bullshit.


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