Healthy Weight range

in #health2 years ago

Healthy weight for your height?

Quite often when people learn that you are loosing weight the conversation goes to ideal weight for height (BMI) index. Most people don't know the formula for it, which is:

  • weight in kg divided by height in metres squared.
  • E.g. A person that is 2m (6' 7" I think) and 100 kg (220 lbs) = 100/4 = 25 (just "Healthy)
    • Healthy is 18.5 -25
    • Each range above normal is in a increment of 5

Once they have worked out their number they think that the healthy range is too low. This is partly because most people fall into the "overweight" range or are borderline "obese". So in oder to make it simple to work out your BMI number here is a quick chart.

Those that have been following know that I am in the process of loosing weight, all I'm going to say is that my BMI is above the health range.

So where do you fall?
Leave your number in a comment?