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What does BMI stand for?
BMI stands for Body Mass Index. This index is a formula used to determine if a person is within his/her ideal body weight as it relates to health. The standards have recently been reworked to be a more stringent guideline when determining if a person is obese or not. Since BMI does not measure body fat percentage, a person with a very large frame or outstanding muscle development could fall outside the healthy guidelines without necessarily being unhealthy. A BMI of 19 - 24.9 is considered within a healthy weight range. If your BMI is 28 or above you should see your physician. Go to our Fitness Training section to automatically calculate your BMI.