Fitness Blogger Takes BMI Standards to Task

shine.yahoo.com Published: July 9, 2014
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Amber Rogers is a health and fitness blogger who has documented her weight-loss journey since 2008, when she realized that she was stuck in unhealthy patterns. However, Rogers recently noticed that despite her shedding pounds, she was still in the overweight category of the BMI (body mass index), a government chart that sets healthy weight standards, according to Yahoo Shine.



She's now calling for a change to the BMI calculation, arguing that it doesn't reflect the reality of the average female body.

BMI is calculated by dividing your weight in pounds by your height in inches, squared. The number is then converted into a percentage used by doctors and health care experts to determine who might be obese or at risk for particular health conditions, Yahoo Shine reports.

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