Your weight is only one factor among many in your perfect health. It is still very important to exercise and eat right. The perfect weight can be determined in several different ways. One method is to calculate your Body Mass Index (BMI). That can be calculated using your height and weight. A BMI of less than 18.5 or over 25 is consider unhealthy. A BMI of over 30 is considered obese. After figuring out what your BMI is, you can use a height and weight chart to determine what your ideal BMI should be. The chart doesn’t allow for differences from muscle mass and different races. You can also use a ratio of your waist and hips. Divide your waist measurement by your hips measurement. A healthy ratio is under .85 for women. If your WHR (waist-hip ratio) is over 1.0, that could could lead to future heart problems. Measuring your body fat can also help when setting healthy weight goals. Be sure to celebrate all your small victories along your weight loss journey.
- Body Mass Index is a way to calculate your weight and it is done by dividing weight in pounds by height in inches squared and then multiplying that by 703. A healthy BMI is between 18.5 and 24.9
- Body Fat Percentage is a very common way of measuring a persons health, but healthy fat percentages depend on both gender and age.
- In order to achieve a healthy weight goal, you have to set one in the first place. It’s more important to focus on the way your body looks than the number on the scale.
“To determine whether you are near your goal weight, you can use the body fat percentage calculation. There are different methods to do this (such as calipers, body fat percentage scales, tape measures, and more), but the easiest way is to use a simple tape measure while you are nude or in underwear.”