Ideal body weight is the first step towards good health, since improper management of weight may lead to various diseases.
But which is the best way to determine a healthy weight?
You can calculate your body mass index using BMI calculator, or you can look at your height and weight in the chart below.
Note: This ideal scheme is suitable only for adults. It is not suitable for children or young people under the age of 18.
What is Body Mass Index (BMI)?
Determining an ideal weight is not as simple as looking at height-weight table, but it includes considering the amount of bone, muscle, and fat in your body’s composition.
The amount of fat in your body is the critical measurement. The body mass index is a very good indicator of how much fat you carry in the body. Although it is not a perfect measure, it provides a fairly accurate assessment of how much of your body is composed of fat. Having a BMI higher than 24.9 may mean that you are overweight.