# How do I know the appropriate weight for height

### The proportion between height and weight

It can be said that there are many ways to verify the proportion between weight and height, and we will mention the following:

Calculating the ideal weight by height Equations have been developed to calculate the ideal weight by height for use by doctors to calculate drug doses. These formulas have been criticized in that they tend to overestimate the ideal weight for short people and underestimate the ideal weight calculated for taller people. A 2016 study found that results correlate well with BMI. The ideal weight can be calculated according to height through the following equations: [3] The ideal body weight for women (in kilograms) = 49 kg + 1.7 kg per 2.54 cm over the 152.4 cm of height. Ideal body weight for men (in kg) = 50 kg + 1.9 kg per 2.54 cm over 152.4 cm in height. Calculating Body Mass Index The Body Mass Index (BMI) is one of the methods used to determine the proportion between weight and height. The higher the BMI, the higher the amount of fat in the body. The BMI can be calculated by dividing the weight in kilograms by the square of the height in meters. You can also use the electronic calculators available on the Internet.

The resulting readings can be interpreted as follows: [4] [5] Underweight: It can be said that a person is underweight if the BMI is less than 18.5 kg / square meter. Normal Weight: A person can be said to be of normal weight if the BMI ranges between 18.5-24.9 kg / square meter. Overweight: A person can be said to suffer from excess weight if the BMI ranges between 25-29.9 kg / square meter. Obesity: It can be said that a person suffers from obesity if the BMI is 30 kg / square meter or more. It is worth noting that BMI gives a good estimate of total body fat for most people, but it may not be accurate to estimate it for all people, for example, BMI can be high in bodybuilders or other people with mass Large muscle, although they do not necessarily suffer from weight gain. In contrast, the relationship between BMI and body fat may be imprecise for people who have lost muscle mass, such as some older adults. It is worth noting that BMI can be calculated in the same way for children and adolescents as it is for adults, but the numbers do not have the same meaning because the normal amount of body fat changes with age in children and adolescents, and varies between boys and girls. [4] To height, studies indicate that the accumulation of excess fat in the abdominal area is an important and independent risk factor for various diseases such as: cardiovascular disease, and death. The Waist to Height Ratio (WHtR) is calculated by dividing the waist circumference by the length. If the waist measurement is less than half the height, it is possible that the person will not be susceptible to obesity-related diseases. For men and women:

[6] [7] Men: The waist-height ratio readings for men can be interpreted as follows: Underweight: a man can be considered underweight if the ratio is less than 43% Healthy Weight: A man can be considered a healthy weight If the percentage ranges between 43-52% Overweight: A man can be considered overweight if the ratio is between 53-62% Obesity: A man can be considered obese if the percentage is more than 63% Women: The readings can be interpreted.

### The ratio of waist to height for women is as follows:

Underweight: A woman can be considered underweight if the ratio is less than 42% Healthy Weight: A woman can be considered to have a healthy weight if the ratio ranges between 42-48%. Considering the woman to be overweight if the ratio is between 49-57% Obesity: A woman may be considered obese if the ratio is T More than 58%. Waist-to-hip ratio The waist-to-hip ratio is not based on the calculation of height, but rather is calculated by measuring the ratio of waist circumference to hip circumference, to determine the amount of fat stored on the waist, hips, and buttocks. It is worth noting that excess weight and fat accumulation in the waist area, as is the case in people whose body resembles the shape of an apple, are among the factors that increase the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and premature death compared to people whose fat accumulates in the hips and thighs and their body resembles the shape of an apple. Pears. It should be noted that some people may have a mass index within the normal range, but they have a higher risk of developing these diseases due to an increased waist-to-hip ratio. According to the World Health Organization (in English: WHO), the waist-to-hip ratio is considered normal if it is 0.9 or less for men, and 0.85 or less for women. The waist to hip ratio can be calculated by following the following steps: [8]

Stand up straight and remove air from the chest, and use a scale to measure the distance around the smallest part of the waist, which is the area directly above the navel. This value represents the waist circumference measurement. Measure the distance around the largest part of the hips, which is the widest part of the buttocks, and this reading represents the circumference of the hip. Divide the waist circumference by the circumference of the hip.

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