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Ideal weight is one of the common words among many girls as they want to reach an ideal weight, but really, Is there such a thing as the ideal weight that you must reach in order to have a healthy body and a good shape?
In this blog we will know the truth and myth behind the word ideal weight and what is the appropriate weight for your height and age.
Ideal weight and healthy weight
There is no perfect formula from which you can know the ideal weight for your body, in fact there are many people who enjoy good health in different weights, shapes and sizes. It is possible that the weight is suitable for others, not suitable for you. Building healthy habits and taking care of your body is more important than a number on the scale.
Although it is important to know the ideal weight range for a healthy body, in addition to knowing body measurements such as waist measurements, it will help you to know any risks or increase in fat percentage.
Body mass index and ideal weight
Body Mass Index (BMI) is an approximation of your body mass, which is used to predict the amount of body fat based on your height and weight. BMI numbers range from low to high:
- <19: indicates weight loss
- 19 to 24: This indicates that the weight is at a normal level
- 25 to 29: indicates weight gain
- 30 to 39: indicates obesity
- 40 or more: indicates severe or morbid obesity
The higher the BMI number, the higher the risk of developing serious health conditions such as (heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, gallstones, type 2 diabetes, breathing problems).
Calculating body mass index and ideal weight
Body mass is calculated using the formula: your weight in kilograms ÷ your height in centimeters = body mass index, the result that will appear will tell you if your weight is normal, less than normal, more than normal, or an obese state.
Body fat percentage
The real concern behind body weight is the increase in the percentage of fat and the unhealthy level of fat, because of its impact on health such as it causes increase in blood pressure rates and the effect on body organs, the percentage of fat can be known through the InBody or various medical methods.