What does “BMI” Mean?

BMI, or Body Mass Index, is a formula that is supposed to provide a better overall health indicator than weight alone. In other words, people of different sizes should way different amounts. The BMI formula addresses this.

Further, there are charts — based on population averages — that report on whether or not a person is overweight or, perhaps even, obese.

The WildFit stance on the BMI system is that it is, like weight in general terms, a useful indicator but not an accurate diagnostic took. People with high muscle mass, for instance, might indicate as overweight or obese even when they are not.

The Mayo Clinic has an easy-to-user BMI Calculator that you can use in both imperial and metric measurements. Simply click here and fill in the boxes.

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The Evolution of Fitness

The fitness world is evolving. The more we learn about human history and our own evolution, the more it makes sense for the fitness industry to pay attention and keep up.

For most of human history, being fit was once a necessity for survival – nature is not very forgiving. If you were unable to move well enough to hunt, gather, travel and collect water, you didn’t survive.

Now that we don’t have to walk, run, dig and climb to feed ourselves and our families, our bodies are starting Read more