How to Calculate Your BMI
This Tighten + Tone Tuesday I’m talking about another common abbreviation used in the fitness and healthcare industries: BMI. BMI stands for Body Mass Index and it has been getting a lot of press lately. That’s because in addition to being used in healthcare and fitness, it’s also been used by some school systems and is increasingly used by employers. If you haven’t encountered BMI yet, it’s only a matter of time before you do.
So what is BMI and why does it matter? By watching this week’s video you’ll learn what BMI is, how to calculate yours, why you would want to calculate your BMI in the first place, and what your personal BMI value means.
To join in on the fun and calculate your BMI, you’ll need to know your height in meters and weight in kilograms (if you need help converting lbs and inches, don’t worry! I cover that in the video).
Grab a scale, measuring tape, and calculator and follow along:
While calculating your BMI is important given the fact that your employer will likely use it, what’s even more valuable is getting a handle on your overall health by figuring out your body fat percentage. A personal trainer can help you figure out your body fat percentage or you can tune in next week and learn how to calculate your body fat percentage all by yourself! To join in next week you’ll need a measuring tape and if you’re a guy, a scale as well.
Now that you know more about BMI and what yours says about you, I want you to take action now. Calculate your BMI and leave me a comment letting me know what you think. Was your BMI what you expected? Have you had any encounters with BMI testing in your workplace? Tell me all about it: