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This Is What Women With The Same BMI Look Like Side By Side

Numbers can sometimes be deceiving.

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BMI, or body mass index, is a number used to determine your body's mass based on your height.

The actual number is your weight in kilograms divided by your squared height in meters. BMI is often used as a screening tool for obesity — usually at the population level — but it's also a relatively quick and inexpensive way for doctors to assess your weight and your risk for certain metabolic diseases.

The problem is, it doesn't factor in things like nutrition, exercise habits, muscle mass, bone density, or overall lifestyle.

Plus, it doesn't directly measure body fat. So there's a lot of controversy around how useful it is to reduce a person's wellness to a single number.

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Therefore, we decided to gather up women with the same BMI and put them side by side to show that women with different shapes, sizes, and heights cannot be defined by a number.

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For more information about BMI and what it means for you and your body, visit this website.