Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Find your ideal weight in pounds

What is your ideal body weight?
There are lots of controversies on what the ideal weight is, but for the purpose of this article
I'll post a chart so that you can find your ideal weight in pounds!

Everybody likes facts, so here is a general view of height and weight charts.
A rule of thumb...If you do not fall into the norm and you are exercising and healthy...
Don't worry, because happiness and health are important too.
This chart is merely a guide line so that you know about where you sit and where your ideal weight might be.  Courtesy from  changingshape.com: 

Weight in pounds
Height and Weight Table for Women
Feet Inches
4' 10" 102-111 109-121 118-131
4' 11" 103-113 111-123 120-134
5' 0" 104-115 113-126 122-137
5' 1" 106-118 115-129 125-140
5' 2" 108-121 118-132 128-143
5' 3" 111-124 121-135 131-147
5' 4" 114-127 124-138 134-151
5' 5" 117-130 127-141 137-155
5' 6" 120-133 130-144 140-159
5' 7" 123-136 133-147 143-163
5' 8" 126-139 136-150 146-167
5' 9" 129-142 139-153 149-170
5' 10" 132-145 142-156 152-173
5' 11" 135-148 145-159 155-176
6' 0" 138-151 148-162 158-179

Weights at ages 25-59 based on lowest mortality. Weight in pounds according to frame (in indoor clothing weighing 3 lbs.; shoes with 1" heels)
Height and Weight Table for Men
Feet Inches
5' 2" 128-134 131-141 138-150
5' 3" 130-136 133-143 140-153
5'' 4" 132-138 135-145 142-156
5' 5" 134-140 137-148 144-160
5' 6" 136-142 139-151 146-164
5' 7" 138-145 142-154 149-168
5' 8" 140-148 145-157 152-172
5' 9" 142-151 148-160 155-176
5' 10" 144-154 151-163 158-180
5' 11" 146-157 154-166 161-184
6' 0" 149-160 157-170 164-188
6' 1" 152-164 160-174 168-192
6' 2" 155-168 164-178 172-197
6' 3" 158-172 167-182 176-202
6' 4" 162-176 171-187 181-207

Weights at ages 25-59 based on lowest mortality. Weight in pounds according to frame (in indoor clothing weighing 5 lbs.; shoes with 1" heels)

Ideal weight is the weight you feel healthy being.
If you are moderately active and range above the rate
for your ideal weight on the chart, make sure you
are looking in the right size frame category.
Finding your weight in pounds gives you an
idea how to make your goals and plan for weight loss.

How do you know what size frame you have?
There are 3 categories. Small frame, Medium frame, Large frame 
Do a wrist measurement or for more accuracy measuring the breadth of you elbow.
Body Frame Size Test Here

Body Weight in Pounds and Getting There
There are so many factors that come into play when it comes to weight and the kind of weight you are carrying. Your body is all about fat, muscle and water and in turn something has to happen inside if you feel you are too overweight and want a change.

  1. You should live a moderately active life with the bulk of your diet coming from whole foods! (Any food that exclusively comes from nature.)
  2. Staying consistent with a active work out plan like walking, running, aerobics, yoga, palates and swimming. 
  3. If you are having a quality work out session at least 3 separate hours/week you are probably pretty close to your ideal weight.
If you are not there yet, you will be soon.
So keep up those quality workouts and you will find your ideal weight in pounds in no time!

What is a good quality work out so I reach my ideal weight?

Good question!
It is a work -out that feels good and you feel in tune with. It is a work out that has you aligned nicely with yourself, where you can think freely and enjoy your surroundings. So you do it often because you love it!
After you are done the work out it feels good! You feel refreshed and can take on your day feeling pretty much in the same way you left your workout.
You will know you have had a good quality work out when you feel these feelings.

  • workouts, but do a little more...
  • A little more of running or another sport
  • a little more parking far away from the store
  • more standing and walking. 
  • Just keep moving!
The thing is you don't want to ruin the quality of your runs or work out, so take it up to the next level gradually, so that you are still enjoying what you are doing.
If you have a weight goal it will come off with a great plan...Jago Holmes Couch to -5K Plan Learn to Run

You've probably heard this before; the best indicator to measure weight loss is to do a little measuring week by week and watch the increments of weight come off!

It takes more than exercise to lose inches... Think about what you are eating...

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