Better Ideal Weight Body
There are two schools of thinking when it comes to healthy weight. You can use weight charts or you can calculate Body Mass Index (BMI). The problem with weight charts is they don’t take into account your fat and lean muscle mass percentages. So if you have very little muscle, which is heavier than fat, the chart may put you at an acceptable weight but you may not be at a healthy weight at all.
Body Mass Index (BMI) is a statistical measure measurement of choice for many physicians and researchers studying obesity such as the Center for Disease Control. BMI uses a mathematical formula that takes into account both a person’s height and weight.
To calculate your BMI, use the following formula:
• Divide your weight (in pounds) by your height in inches squared
• Multiply the result by 705.
For a person that weighs 135 lbs. and is 5’5”, their BMI is 23.9, which as you can see in the BMI chart is a normal weight.
Go ahead… calculate your BMI for future reference: