Height To Weight Ratio
Are you the right weight for your height? Use this link to see the height to weight ratio chart.
Above is the link to a simple chart that will show you where you are in terms of your height to weight ratio. Simply find your weight in stones across the bottom or in kilos across the top then find your height in feet and inches across the left or in meters across the right, use the grid lines to find where your height and weight meet and at the point where the two meet will be the category you are in.
If you are in the OK category this is good it means you are around the ideal weight for your height and you are eating the right amount of food to keep you in this range, but it is still important to make sure you are eating a healthy balanced diet.
If you are overweight for your height, try to cut down on the amount of food that you are eating, especially food and drink high in fat or sugar, also try to do more physical activity. Aim to lose one to two pounds a week, until you get down into the OK category. Check with your GP if you need to lose weight and have had problems trying to lose weight in the past. It is also important to understand whether you do need to lose weight, if you have an athletic body and still come under the overweight and obese categories then this may not apply to you because muscle weighs more than fat. The chart may say one thing but in reality you may have more muscle than fat.
If your weight has reached the obese category, this could increase your risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and osteoarthritis. If you fall in this group then it is important to lose weight. If you have problems losing weight or have had problems in the past then check with your GP first.
This information is only a guide and is aimed at healthy adults. It is not suitable for children or elderly people.