The Sosa Clinic wants to talk about body mass index and measuring your body fat.
The world is moving further and further away from having body fat scales in their homes. In fact, most people that still own a scale are the same people that still have home phones hooked up. There are other, easier, and more efficient ways to track your progress without stepping onto a scale. Not to mention the very act of stepping onto a bathroom scale is triggering and traumatic for so many people around the world. Whether it is a smart scale or not, not having a scale is the easier route. Calculating weight BMI is quick, painless, and doesn’t cost anything! It is also easier to use when trying to lose weight.
Do you want to easily calculate your fat free body weight and ditch the scale for good? Continue reading to learn more!
What Is BMI?
Body Mass Index, or BMI, measures a person’s body fat based on height and weight. It is the single greatest tool for weight management, weight loss, weight gain, and just staying healthy overall. Your body weight is so much more than a number on a scale. A scale knows nothing about your height. Your BMI gives precise results and is essential to your body composition and long-term health.
Fat and muscle are the two most talked about topics in the weight management world. BMI is the best way to help you track fat and muscle gain or loss. It is what will turn your home body into a beach body!
The BMI Calculator
Calculating BMI is relatively easy, and the equation doesn’t take long to memorize.
BMI = kg/m2 (weight/height squared)
You’ll want to convert your weight from pounds to kilograms and height from feet to meters, but after that, the rest is simple!
We recommend carrying a notebook with regular BMI checks written down inside. This is the best way to keep track of your health to avoid health problems later down the line. Because when you know your fat index, it’s easier to stay on the healthy side of your boundaries.
The BMI Calculator Vs a Body Fat Scale
Some of the key reasons why calculating BMI is far better than using a scale are as follows:
- It is precise and efficient.
- Easy to calculate.
- The only way to miscalculate is by doing the math wrong.
- It doesn’t cost anything.
- It won’t break because there’s nothing to break!
Bathroom scales are often old and break down from overuse, so they’re rarely right. Even when they are brand new, scales can still be wrong. Not only that, they can’t tell you anything about your body mass other than how much it weighs. Without calculating BMI, you’ll never know your fat-to-muscle ratio, and it’s harder to find your healthy body weight.
Start tracking your BMI and let us know about your progress in the comments!