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How Much Should I Weigh?

By Paul Smith

It is a very smart idea to ask yourself how much should I weigh. Am I too heavy? How much is my Body Mass Index (BMI)? Being over or below weight may affect your health.

People who are heavy are at increased risk for disease, diabetes and high blood pressure. To set a goal to be in a healthy weight range is a very good resolution for New Year’s or any other time.

If you know your height you will be able to check to see how much you should weigh. To mark your height, first tape a 11 1/2″ by 8″ piece of paper to the wall.

Using a pencil, mark on the paper at the crown of the your head to record how tall you are. Remember to take off your shoes before checking your height.

Measure the distance from the floor to the mark you made on the paper that is on the wall. Then on a seperate sheet of paper write that measurement. Using a weight scale check your weight. Take off a few pounds for your clothes and items you have in your pockets.

To determine how much you should weight see where your height and weight are in the height weight chart. You can find a height weight chart on the internet. To find a height weight table use a search engine and search for the term “height weight table”.

What is my Body Mass Index Number?

I recommend that you use Wikipedia’s Body Mass Index table (BMI) as it is very complete with all the necessary information you need for a complete evaluation of your height weight. If you choose, use another search engine like Google, Yahoo or any other search engine.

There are many charts available for you to use. Find your height on the height weight table and scan across to find the ideal weight. Remember to use the height weight chart for either a woman or a man depending on which gender you are looking for “How much should I weigh”.

Another measurement to use to answer the “how much should I weigh” question is to compute the Body Mass Index (BMI). Your BMI will tell you the portion of fat you have stored in your body. The indicator on the table will show that you are severely underweight, normal, overweight or obese class I, obese class II or obese class III.

For an person with average weight their BMI (Body Mass Index) is from 18.5 to 24.9. A person with a BMI of between 18.5 and 22.9 have a low risk of developing heart disease or diabetes.

Although there are many different methods to determine how much you should weigh, the BMI (Body Mass Index) reliable ways to help you find a fit weight for you.

The number one and most significant step for you to achieve your weight loss goals is to ask How Much Should I Weigh. After you know how much you should weigh then go to this site and start on your own Plan to Lose Weight.

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Smith, Paul "How Much Should I Weigh?." How Much Should I Weigh?. 2 Jul. 2010. 10 Feb 2015 <>.

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