Monday, July 12, 2010

Your Ideal Height Weight Ratio - Is My Weight Good For My Height?

The question of the ideal weight to height ratio is a very popular question. So many people are concerned with their weight in this day and age. As health problems seem to be on the rise and new ones are discovered all the time, staying healthy should be a goal for everyone. We all want to reach that ideal height and weight ratio as a part of staying healthy and, of course, looking good too. When we are at a healthy weight, we are overall healthier and happier people.

There are several things to take into consideration when trying to figure out if your weight is good for your height. Your age, sex and body build are all things to take into consideration. There is no exact science to figuring out your weight to height ratio. There is however a way to get a figure that will give you an approximate range.

Figuring out your BMI will give you that approximate range. BMI stands for "body mass index" which will help you determine if your height and weight are good together. There are a couple ways to figure this out. The simplest formula is as follows:

BMI = ( Weight in Pounds / ( Height in inches ) x ( Height in inches ) ) x 703

If you prefer to figure this in metric you can use this formula:
BMI = Weight (Kg) / Height (Meters) x Height (Meters)

Don't like doing math? You can find BMI calculators online that you just need to input the fields and it will do the math for you.

If you are at 18.5 or less then you are considered to be underweight but at 8.5 to 24.99 you're weight is normal. It your total hits 25 to 29.99 then you are a bit overweight and should probably consider losing a few pounds. For 30 to 39.99 you are considered obese and should defiantly lose some weight for health issues. A total of 40 or higher means that you are morbidly obese and you should start changing you're eating and exercise habits very soon for many health reasons.

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