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What is an Ideal Weight for my Height?

How much should my Ideal weight by for my height? Is there an ideal weight for someone's particular body type?

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There are several factors that come into play when trying to decide if your weight to height ration is where you think it should be. It will also vary from person to person. This is because everyone is different when it comes to what you're eating, how often you eat, and how often you try to exercise.

A general answer to this question is to learn how to calculate your "ideal" weight and height ratio. When you use this option you have to take your frame size into consideration as well. In order to find yourframe size you hold your arm out in front of you and bend your elbow so that your forearm is parallel to you. Now you would measure the distance between your chest and your forearm, this number is your frame size. Please remember that this is to help you get an ESTIMATE of how much you should weigh. These numbers do not mean that you're over or underweight.

For a man who is anywhere from 68 to 71 inches tall, his expected frame size would range from 2.75 to 3 inches. A woman who is anywhere from 64 to 67 inches tall, her expected frame size would be 2.25 to 2.5 inches. These measurements would be in the "medium" build frame size. With the aforementioned numbers, "ideally" a woman who would is considered to have a "medium" build frame size, would weigh anywhere from 124 to 147 pounds. Because the majority of men are built larger than women, in this calculation a man would be allotted maybe 2 more pounds of weight per square inch a woman.

The flaw with this calculation is the room for variance. The composite of muscle tissue is lean, and denser, than fat tissue. Therefore, muscle weighs more than fat. A person's muscle mass has nothing to do with their frame size. People who maintain a healthy diet and exercise plan generally weigh more than what the weight to height calculation states they should. If you're looking for a more accurate reading, I suggest getting a body fat comparison test done. This will tell you how much of your weight is from muscle, or from fat.

If you're trying to lose weight, gain weight, or just make better choices you should seek the advice of a qualified medical or health care professional first.

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