Weight management is very important in today’s world. With obesity being one of the main killers in the US, improper weight management can lead to various disease.
Knowing your ideal body weight one of the most important step towards good health. So… what is the best way to determine a healthy weight?
You can easily calculate your body mass index using BMI calculator, or you can look at your height and weight in the chart below.
This ideal height/weight chart is only suitable for adult men and women. It isn’t suitable for children or young people under the age of 18.
What is the Body Mass Index (BMI)?
Determining how much you should weigh is not as simple as looking at a height-weight chart, but it includes considering the amount of bone, muscle, and fat in your body’s composition.
The content of fat in your body is the most critical measurement. The BMI is a very good indicator of how much fat you carry in the body. Although it is not a perfect measure, it provides a fairly accurate assessment of how much of your body is composed of fat. Having a BMI higher than 24.9 may mean that you are overweight.