Is The BMI (Body Mass Index) A Flawed Method For Measuring Health?

In the fitness community, mention of the BMI (Body Mass Index) is usually met with rolling eyes, obscene hand gestures, and the occasional charlie horse. We just can’t understand why such a flawed system is in place to gather information about someone’s health. But, not everyone is a part of the lifting community. Many people, (including physicians, and well-meaning coaches) still use the BMI to measure someone’s health.

To understand the BMI, first we have to take a look at its history.