Measuring Up: Scales or Tape?
In 1943 Metropolitan Life introduced tables of height and weight; desirable weights identifying those with lower mortality rates. We’ve been weighing ourselves ever since….and in the early 1980s improved our ability to identify those at higher risk for the modern nutritional diseases by using a measure called BMI (Body Mass Index).
BMI (Body Mass Index) correlates a persons’ height with their weight.
Technically, it’s defined as weight in kilograms divided by the square root of a persons’ height in meters. Obviously, there are tables.
Scale or tape measure?