The Latest Weight Charts For Men Reveal The Scary Truth About Obesity.
There are many things one can do to stay healthy and strong but the one of the key indicators is keeping your weight in check. There are various methods that claim their way is the best way to know what the ideal weight is.
It is also important to note that folks should not be comparing their physiques to others. It’s unrealistic and it can hurt your self-esteem. One should also recognize the difference between being overweight to being obese.
Overweight means that you are carrying extra weight based on your height and bone structure. Obesity is described as anyone who is overweight by more than 100 pounds or the BMI is higher than 30. Even if you feel healthy right now, being overweight can lead to various illnesses. For this post, we will examine the ideal weight for men.
Most people refer to a chart similar to this one. You simply look at your weight in comparison to your height to know how much you should weigh.
In the United States, some states have higher obesity rates than others. Arkansas, West Virginia, and Mississippi has over 35% obesity rates. Colorado has the lowest at 21.3%
The weight and height chart based on small, medium, and large body frame can also be used as an indicator.
One way to determine whether you are a ectomorph, mesomorph or endomorph is to find the measurements of the wrists, elbow breadth, and height. There are many calculators online that will shoot out the answer of the type of body you have which will help determine the ideal weight.
The most popular chart is the Body Mass Index (BMI).
The BMI chart uses height and weight as indicators for underweight( 18.5 or less), ideal weight (18.5 to 25), and overweight (over 30).
This graph is an excellent example of BMI. Notice the outlines of the three body types.
Make sure you talk to your doctor and have a thorough check-up once a year to make sure you are healthy.
Some experts are shying away from using the BMI chart solely.
The problem with this measurement is that it does not take into account a man's waist, hip, and chest measurements. Another factor is it does not take into account muscle and bone density.
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