How to calculate your ideal weight

calculate your ideal weight
calculate your ideal weight

Body Mass Index (BMI)

BMI is used when you want to estimate your body fat percentage based on height. This method can be used by the same person, or by your health care provider. This is an easy to use measure. It needs to know your body mass in kilograms, in addition to the square of the length. 

The meter can then be used as an indicator to determine if the weight is perfect, and it is worth noting that the result of this indicator is not reliable in some cases because it does not determine the percentage of fat or muscle in the body, It depends on the weight as a whole; People who do muscle-building exercises, for example, have excess weight due to muscle and not fat. Older adults may experience a decrease in total weight due to their low bone mass. For children, obesity is determined by calculating the child’s age, weight. According to his age.

Body fat percentage measure

For many experts this measure is one of the most accurate indicators that determine the extent of physical fitness in people, because it depends on the study of the real composition of the body, and many gyms and medical clinics have a body fat measuring device, although these devices do not give 100% accurate results however, it gives the closest estimate to reality, and the methods used to calculate fat mass are: measuring fat through infrared radiation, a two-emission X-ray absorptiometer, and biometric impedance analysis.

Waist to height ratio 

The waist-to-height ratio is an important health indicator to determine the ideal body weight. It also helps to determine if there is a risk of diseases such as cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, etc. This can be calculated by dividing the waist circumference by, Therefore, people of both sexes should try to keep the waist circumference as much as possible, so that it is less than half the height measurement, and the waist-to-height index can be done for children and adults regardless of age.

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