A healthy weight is based on your height, body mass index (BMI) and your body type. Your waist circumference is also included in it.
Healthy Weight Chart:
Theheight weight chart is normally based on body mass index and the healthy weight range shown which covers people from both the genders. Women who are slim tend to be towards the lower end of the healthy weight range, whilst men would still look slim at the top end of the healthy weight range. This is due to the differences in body posture and composition between males and females.
If your BMI is less than 18.5, then you lie in the underweight category. It is advised that you should talk to your doctor to find out if your weight is a symptom of a medical problem. If your BMI is between 19 and 24.9, then you are in the recommended weight range in accordance with your height. But your health may still be at risk if you are not doing any physical exercises or eating healthy foods. If your BMI is 25 to 29.9, you lie in the overweight/ slightly obese category. This may or may not be unhealthy, depending on things like your waist size and other health problems you may have and also your height. If your BMI is 30 or higher, then you're in the obese category. You may need to lose this extra fat and follow a proper diet plan and have healthy eating habits in order to stay healthy and fit.
It's important to remember that your BMI is only one way to measure your health. A person, who is not at a normal weight range according to their BMI charts, may be healthy if they have healthy eating habits and are physically fit. People who are thin but don't exercise or eat nutritious foods aren't necessarily healthy just because they are thin- they need to be physically fit as well.
Measuring your waist can help you find out how much fat you have stored around your belly. People who have an "apple-shaped" figure and store fat around their belly are more likely to develop weight-related problems than people who have a "pear-shaped" body and store most of their fat around their hips. Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure are all causes of unwanted weight gain.
For most people, the goal waist size is:
- Less than 40 in. (102 cm) for men.
- Less than 35 in. (88 cm) for women.