Healthy Weight Scale

A healthy weight scale and chart are tools used to calculate your ideal healthy weight.

What is Your Healthy Weight?

A standard recognize around the world healthy weight varies from one person to the other. For a given height, the healthy weight range corresponds to the variety of shapes and bone structures. A slight small-boned person may be in the lower end of the range, where as a big-boned, muscular person may be in the upper end.

The Body Mass Index (BMI) is used to determine if a person is within the healthy weight range. The BMI is not an absolute. For instance, the BMI healthy weight calculator does not measure body composition nor does it consider other important factors to health such as eating habits and fitness levels.

The healthy weight range is associated with a BMI from 18.5 to 24.9

The BMI Healthy Weight Scale Rates Your Weight:

If your BMI is...

* Under 18.5: You are probably underweight. This is associated with malnutrition, osteoporosis and a lower ability to fight infection (immune system) and disease.

* Between 18.5 and 24.9: The Healthy Weight Range. Super! This is the zone where you have the least health risk related to weight. Aim to maintain your "Healthy Weight."

* Between 20.0 and 29.9: overweight and result of 30 and greater: obese. You are more vulnerable to such health problem as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, gallbladder disease and certain types of cancer.

The higher your BMI, the more your health is at risk.

Limits to the BMI

The BMI is a screening tool that applies to adults (18 or over). It does not apply to pregnant or breastfeeding women, and must b adapted for very muscular people and young adults who are not yet fully grown. The limits of the Healthy Weight range may also be different for people over 65.

Waist Circumference is as important as the BMI...

Excess abdominal fat is another important indicator of health risk. A waist measurement of 35 inches (88 centimetres) or more for women and 40 inches (102 centimeters) or more for men is associated with increased risk of diabetesheart disease and high blood pressure

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