Body mass index (BMI) is not completely reliable way through which you can determine if you are overweight, which is harmful to your health.
The latest research has shown that one third of those who have risk to get a disease caused by obesity are considered healthy according to the calculations of body mass index. How to determine whether the weight is healthy or not?
Instead of taking in consideration the body mass index and scale, you should see the difference between your height and waist.
This test takes only a little time (about 30 seconds) and you only need a single rope. Tailor metro can also serve you.
Cut a piece of rope with the same length as your height, or measure your height with tailor metro. Fold the rope in half and put it around the waist. If you can tie the rope, then you should not panic – you are a person with a healthy body weight, but if the ends of the rope barely touch or do not touch at all- then you should be little concerned and start dieting.