Adult height and weight varies from a person to a person. Weight and height ratio charts can be used to determine If your height and weight is within healthy range. The results are in. One must maintain a healthy weight in order to avoid the many diseases and chronic illnesses so common to our society.
Exactly what is the normal weight for your height range? If you discover your current weight on the age height-weight chart is outside of the “normal range” then gaining or losing weight will help you to achieve your healthy weight. Only then will you improve your overall health and wellness, your appearance and your sense of well-being.
A height weight chart for adults helps to determine the ideal weight for a given height. Locate your height on the chart and follow it to the corresponding weight. There are also variables to ideal weight for adults. Ideal weight differs for men and women; also frame-size and age. It s impossible to compare a small-frame person to one who is large framed. The chart does not indicate this.
Adult height and weight chart
The chart is used only as a guideline to determine average adult height and weight. At your next office visit, ask your physician what your ideal weight should be for your body size and age. This way you will know if you are within normal limits or you need to address your weight gain or loss.
An increase in body weight always results from a disparity between calories eaten and energy outflow metabolism, thermo- genesis, and physical expenditure. Weight increase can also occur when muscle mass increases and this is a favorable by product of exercise.
Since everyone has the potential to become overweight in our modern obesegenic society, there are particular factors that influence why some people have such a difficult time losing weight and maintaining a healthy adult height and weight these include:
History of weight gain and loss: The effects of “yo-yo” dieting, up and downs in weight, over a long period have become clearer. This types of dieting corrupts the metabolism and the ability to maintain an appropriate weight in the future. With this comes the increased chance of health problems earlier in life.
Stages of Life: Weight gain is common, during, after pregnancy, and in peri-menopausal stages of life. Preparedness is the key to stop it before it gets out of control.
Life changes: Certain life events – such as marriage, divorce, job loss or change, can cause weight gain.
Smoking cessation: It is nearly impossible to gain weight after giving up smoking. In fact, it can be a catalyst for weight loss. Instead of eating, have a smoke. For this reason, instituting a weight management program simultaneously with quitting may help reduce the weight gain that normally occurs.
Family, peers, and social situations: Those closest to us can be a great support or saboteurs. Be on your guard. Friends can either be supportive or saboteurs.
Genetics: Heredity and genes have a huge influence in the amount and rate of weight gain or loss.
Stress: A factor, which can play a large part on weight gain or loss, is the way one deals with stress. Do you reach for the no-no foods or do you exercise? Stressful overeating: or under eating, is a common reaction.
Medical conditions: Congenital or acquired medical conditions, for example, hypothyroidism, will cause weight gain. There is medication to put you thyroid back in the safety zone. On the other hand hyperthyroidism, works the opposite causing sudden weight loss. A simple blood test can usually determine such conditions related to weight.
Medications: Many drugs may exacerbate weight gain, such as corticosteroids, psychotics, antidepressants, anti-epileptics and insulin. Make sure you are familiar with the medication, why you are taking it, how to take it and the side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for clarification, if necessary.
Now is the time to make healthy changes monitor your body mass index by maintaining healthy adult height and weight. Know your body. Make changes to your lifestyle if needed. Educate yourself to decrease the long-term effects of overweight and obesity: health problems and chronic illness.