Because of this, individuals began using the BMI as their guideline for determining a healthy weight.
Many people do not understand what their BMI is or what it means.
The BMI or body mass index is the amount of fat in your body.
It was developed to use in the study of activity levels and diet for particular social groups.
Quetelet was a Belgium sociologist, mathematician and statistician.
Your body mass index shows you whether you need to lose weight or build up your muscles to lose body fat.