Reaching the ideal weight is a dream for many who want to have a slim and perfect body free of defects that affect your final appearance, so everyone strives to achieve this dream for which they follow many diets, with the aim of getting rid of stored fat and overcoming excess weight.
According to a report published on the website, medicalnewstoday, revealed how to determine the ideal weight and what are the mechanisms that enable you to know if your current weight is the ideal weight or not, especially since there are many factors that determine this, which include height, age, gender, fat percentage and distribution in the body, and waist circumference.
Experts have identified several methods for calculating the ideal weight
This indicator is determined by measuring the relationship between weight and height, through a simple calculation process, which includes dividing weight by height. Experts determined obesity rates through these results:
A BMI of less than 18.5 means that the person is underweight.
A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered ideal.
If your BMI is between 25 and 29.9, you are overweight.
A BMI above 30 indicates obesity.
The second method includes measuring the circumference of the waist
Research has shown that people who have more body fat around the waist are more likely to develop cardiovascular disease, diabetes, so it is necessary to measure the waist that is directly above the navel and if a person’s waist is 28 inches and hips 36 inches, the two results are divided to give an indication Waist ratio, which is a sign that predicts heart attacks, strokes, diabetes and high blood pressure, because fat that collects in the abdominal area can be harmful to the heart, liver and kidneys.
3. Waist to Height Ratio
It is another tool that may predict the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and overall mortality more effectively than BMI, so that a person whose waist measurement is less than half their height is less likely to develop a number of life-threatening health complications, which you can measure by dividing the size of their waist by their length. .
4. Body fat percentage
Body fat percentage is the weight of a person’s fat divided by their total weight, which includes total body fat, essential and storage fat, for men, it is healthy for 2 to 4% of their body components to be essential fat, and for women, the ratio ranges between 10 and 13 %, according to the American Council on Exercise (ACE).