In the last
25 years, the percentage of Americans who are obese, or extremely overweight,
has doubled from 13% to almost 30% and the percentage is continuing to rise.
And with this rise, the number of cases of diabetes, high blood pressure and
other heart-related illnesses has also climbed.
Now more than ever, maintaining a healthy weight is important to
reducing the risks of health problems and living a long, productive life.
But what is a person’s ideal, healthy weight? It can be pretty
confusing --there are many charts out there and, of course, there are the
fashion models and TV stars that everyone looks to as the "ideal," but that
aren’t necessarily healthy.
This calculator will help you figure out your ideal, healthy weight using a
formula that researchers and doctors have developed to provide realistic weight
ranges. The formula uses a combination of Body Mass Index (BMI), Body Fat
Percentage and Lean Body Mass to figure the ideal healthy weight range for you.
Maintaining a healthy weight is important to help avoid the
health risks associated with being underweight, overweight or obese.
Find out the healthy weight range for your height with this quick and easy
Remember that your personal ideal weight will depend on whether you are a man
or a woman, and whether you have a light, medium or heavy-set body frame.