“Your body can cope up almost anything. It’s your mind that either you have to convince or not.”
A recent news story in the Journal of the American Medical Association pointed that our lifestyle is changing these days very promptly, as well as the shape of our bodies and weights.
Body Mass Index, in short BMI, provides an easy as well as a frequent way to measure the level of obesity. However, many doctors are questioning its accuracy and usefulness on body weight measurement.
The different calculation of BMI gives different results and values.
As we age, muscle turns to fat. A process called “sarcopenia,” in this condition muscle begins an implacable process to become fat. Although exercise might help to get rid of it, Mother Nature simply doesn’t care as much about the gym and the treadmill as she used to.
In recent years, many researchers argue that BMI is not the appropriate way to measure the real body weight. According to the study it has been said that-
‘BMI can’t distinguish between fat and muscle. They can tip more toned individuals into overweight status, even if their fat levels are low’.
In the journal Science, the latest data shows that-
However, there may be better ways to measure body fat that provide more useful readings like CT scans and MRIs, which provide a crystal clear glimpse at the body’s make-up by separating out fat from muscle.
But these are much more expensive than another one.
So without a viable way to change how we measure body fat, for now, BMI is the best option for sure without any doubt.
Pledge, to stay within BMI
Yes, times are changing, our bodies are changing too and we must quickly adapt to the changing situations of our body. We must stay updated and check regularly about the kind of health we are in.
So, let’s pledge towards a better health which is sure to bring a better life.