Do you know how much you should weigh according to your height? Do you know how to compare your weight and height? Many people worry about their body weight because of fashion trends and celebrities’ physical appearances that dictate the ideal body image.
However, these ideals don’t necessarily represent healthy weight ranges.
Remember that maintaining healthy body weight is much more important than maintaining ideal body weight.
Because your body fat increases when you gain weight, being overweight leads to many health complications.
How can you compare body weight with your height?
Body mass index (BMI) is the main tool which compares your weight with your height. BMI can greatly help you to determine whether you are bearing underweight, over weight or healthy weight according to your height.
Many health professionals currently use the body mass index to estimate various health complications associated with over or under weight.
Body mass index is usually calculated in this way: BMI= [weight in pounds/ (height in inches squared)] multiplied by 703.
- If you are in the range of 18.5 or less, you have low BMI and you are considered to be under weight.
- If you fall under 18.5 to 24.9 BMI range, you are considered as normal weight.
- When your BMI value is between 25 to 29.9, then you are overweight and if BMI crosses 30 or above then you are obese.
To get an idea of what is best for your body, try to calculate your BMI range and try to know whether you possess over, under or normal weight with respect to your height.
What can you do to find a realistic weight for your body?
Always aim for healthy body fat percentage!
This is one of the best ways to maintain a healthy body weight. First of all, try to figure out your body fat percentage. Using this number, determine how much fat you have to eliminate in order to get healthy body weight.
Give your body enough time to lose excess body weight
If you want to lose weight quickly or within a span of two to three days, it is virtually impossible to achieve a healthy weight. If you really want to accomplish a healthy body weight, then give your body some time to shed extra pounds.
Never expect constant results
Always remember that health is dynamic and it changes from time to time as you grow older. It is wise never to expect constant results regarding your body weight or health.
On the other hand, try not to lose your motivation or perseverance while working on a weight loss program. By instituting a routine which suits your body weight, you will stand more chance of maintaining a constant body weight throughout your life and stay healthy and fit.