Wednesday, October 26, 2011

How Much Should I Weight - Using the Body Mass Index Chart by Frank Hurley

How much should I weigh, now that is a smart question. Should I lose weight? How much is my Body Mass Index (BMI)? Being fat or skinny could have an impact on your health.

High Blood pressure, diabetes and other diseases are more common with people who are overweight. A good New Year's resolution or as a resolution at any time of the year, is to have a healthy weight.

You will be able to determine how much you should weight if you know your height. To mark your height, first tape a 11 1/2" by 8" piece of paper to the wall.

Using a pen, mark on the paper at the crown of the your head to indicate how tall you are. Do not forget to take off your shoes before checking your height.

Starting at the mark you made on the paper measure the distance to the floor. Then log that height measurement on another piece of paper. Using a weight scale check your weight. Subtract a few pounds for your clothes.

To determine how much you should weight see where your height and weight are in the height weight chart. Go on the internet to find a height weight table. Use a search engine and search for the term “height weight” table.

What is my Body Mass Index Number?

I recommend that you use Wikipedia’s Body Mass Index table (BMI) as it is very complete with all the necessary information you need for a complete evaluation of your height weight. You may also use the search engines Yahoo, Google or another search engine if you choose.

There are many charts available for you to use. First locate the height on the height weight table and read across to find the ideal weight. Remember to use the height weight table for either a woman or a man depending on which gender you are looking for "How much should I weigh".

Another measurement to use to answer the "how much should I weigh" question is to compute the Body Mass Index (BMI). Your BMI will tell you the quantity of fat you have stored in your body. The indicator on the table will show that you are severely underweight, normal, overweight or obese class I, obese class II or obese class III.

For an person with average weight their BMI (Body Mass Index) is from 18.5 to 24.9. A person with a BMI of between 18.5 and 22.9 have a low risk of developing heart disease or diabetes.

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How much should I weigh can be determined in different ways, but Body Mass Index (BMI) is one of the most dependable ways to help you know what a fit weight is for you.