Tim Olds, Professor of Health Sciences at University of South Australia answers the questions "How do we measure fatness? What is this BMI thing, and is it all it’s cracked up to be? Is life just one long slide into adiposity, and what can I do about it?"
You'll find quite a few articles about the benefits of exercise and fitness on this site; how that can help with CLL related fatigue, reduce depression and help us have an easier time during treatment. As was mentioned by a couple of those providing comments "it (BMI) really is a helpful research tool for highlighting trends and things we need to look out for" and "it is a good comparative tool for yourself."
Photo: Raindrops on a eucalyptus twig. After a dry end to winter and a dry spring, we've just had 10% of our annual rainfall in the last few days. That's in the middle of our usually very dry summer and we've more rain yet to come. Well at least it will help refill the very dry rainwater tanks...