Physio’s Role in Public Health: BMI

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Physio’s Role in Public Health: BMI

With an ever growing, ageing popular it is becoming increasingly important for people to take responsibility for their own health and to reduce their risk of common conditions and diseases such as diabetes, stroke and heart disease. There is also a growing body of evidence that reducing weight can have a positive effect on reducing pain in knee OA.

The following tool is a  great opportunity to teach patients how to work out their own BMI and use this as an objective measure for their progress. This usually takes 5 minutes and can be a great tool to encourage patient to use online resources and increase awareness of their own health. To be able to use this tool they need to have access to the internet and one barrier may be that they are not familiar with searching for this tool. If you direct them to it can be found at the bottom of the homepage.


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