Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Better Ideal Weight Body Calculations

Better Ideal Weight Body Calculations I am so glad I found a chart for height and weight that is realistic! If you go to this link, you can enter your weight, Height, Age, and Gender. This calculation takes the age factor into consideration. I don't know about you but I know my weight is different than it was 20 years ago when I was in my 30's. Even my shape has changed now that I am 52 years old.

Four Different Charts In This Link

People's Choice Ideal Weight - This chart shows the average weight that other would describe as their Ideal Weight. It includes your age. I like that. Mine is 154lbs

Medical Recommendation - This chart gives me a 39lb window. My range would be 121lbs - 160lbs. I think when anyone looks at this chart they go for the lower number and it isn't realistic in my eyes. I have been 121lbs and I looked skeletal.

Metropolitan Life - This chart shows a 14lb window. My range would be 136lbs - 150lbs. The interesting part of this chart is that it is dated. The insurance company created it in 1979! This is 33 years ago!!!!!

Ideal Body Weight Formula - This chart tells me my weight should be 134lbs.

So why isn't the People's Choice Ideal Weight chart getting more attention?  Granted many of us are taller than generations before.  Please, don't even get me started on how the sizing of clothing has changed!  That is an entire blog all together!

Back to the question why People's Choice Ideal Weight Chart not getting the attention it deserves?  Could it be because it doesn't sell magazines?

What size suit would this be if made today and where would Marilyn Monroe's weight fall in the charts?
Until Next Time,

1 comment:

  1. My People's Choice Ideal Weight is 103, but the medically recommended range for me is 104-137. I did an experiment and the shorter you are, the lower your PC weight is. It's weird. Why are short people expected to be underweight while tall people are expected to fall in the middle of their healthy range? :(