Springfield Clinic talks about living healthy while understanding body mass index

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PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — A new year brings a new perspective to healthy living. Springfield Clinic‘s Dr. Jacob Hopping said understanding body mass index (BMI) can help lead to a healthier lifestyle.

According to the CDC, “body mass index (BMI) is a person’s weight in [pounds] divided by the square of height in [feet]. BMI is an inexpensive and easy screening method for weight category—underweight, healthy weight, overweight, and obesity. BMI does not measure body fat directly, but BMI is moderately correlated with more direct measures of body fat.”

To combat an unhealthy level of BMI, Dr. Hopping said

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