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Weight ScaleA statistical measurement which compares a person’s weight and height is called body mass index(BMI). It is otherwise called as Quetelet index. It was invented by the Belgian polymath Adolphe Quetelet during between 1830 and 1850.

Body mass index  method does not actually measure the percentage of body fat but it is used  to estimate a  healthy body weight based on the height. It is most widely used diagnostic tool to identify weight problems like underweight, overweight and obesity because of its easeness to measure and calculate. BMI is defined as individual body weight divided by the square of the height. The formulas universally used in medicine produce a unit of measure of kg/m2.BMI chart is also used to determine BMI. It displays BMI as a function of weight in horizontal axis and height in vertical axis. It uses contour lines for different values of BMI or colours for different BMI categories.

BMI is proportional to weight for a given height and BMI is inversely proportional to the square of the height for a given weight. Hence if all body dimensions double, and weight scales naturally with the cube of the height (as is the case with a spherical cow), then BMI doubles instead of remaining the same. BMI in taller people is uncharacteristically high compared to their actual body fat levels. This anomaly is partially offset by the fact that many taller people are not just "scaled up" short people, but tend to have narrower frames in proportion to their height. It is suggestible that instead of squaring the body height (as the BMI does) or cubing the body height (as seems natural), it would be more appropriate to use an exponent of between 2.3 to 2.7.

Ideal Body Weight Chart

We have a perfect body weight chart for you to determine what is your ideal body weight. It is called the height to weight chart.

ideal weight body weight chart


Using the chart above will help you determine what you should weigh in pounds. This is called the 'ideal body weight' While this doesn't tell you exactly what weight is best for you it does give you a range for healthy living.

Different Body Types

Body types describes easiness to gain and lose, fat and muscle. There are three kinds of body types; ectomorph, mesomorph, and endomorph.

They are

1. Ectomorph Body Type
2. Mesomorph Body Type
3. Endomorph Body Type

Ectomorph Body Type

Ectomorphs  are hard-gingers, that means that in order for  Ectomorphs to gain muscle, it takes significant hard work, dedication, and lots of food. Very low levels of body fats are carried by folks which tends to have smaller muscles, and often have a smaller skeleton structure.

Ectomorphs should be lifting heavy weights. Since maximal intensity is needed during sets, and since stored ATP should be replenished as much as possible, rest periods between exercises should last about 2 minutes.

Mesomorph body type

Mesomorph bodies are for gaining muscle mass quite easily. They are good body builders hence they are considered as genetically gifted .They are hard gainers and not necessarily easy gainers. Mesomorph body types are very athletic looking and are aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Mesomorphs can build muscle faster than Ectomorphs and can also lose fat much faster than Endomorphs, as long as they eat and train properly.

They are heavy weight lifting utilizing maxium force.they consist of explosive training found in powerlifting and Olympic lifting.

Endomorph Body Type

This body type consists of fat but is also more likely to be big, strong, and large boned. They have a soft and squashy appearance, and they have much tougher time losing fat than the other two body types. Most people can gain ttis body by dedicated workout routine, and a dedicated nutrition plan. It is not that bad to be a big fat guy, as long as you know how to turn it into a jacked, ripped, son of a bitch through diet and exercise.

Weight training should be kept to a higher rep range for most workouts It is recommend that 1-2 complexes per week with several exercises strung together and little rest between sets. The examples of decent cardio exercise are  sprints, complexes, jumping rope, cycling, and kickboxing classes.

What about my 'Set Point'?

Theory of body weight set point: Losing weight isn't easy. Indeed, as many as 95% of dieters gain back unwanted weight and get trapped in endless cycles of yo-yo dieting. These results concluded that the human body may have a genetically determined set-point weight that is controlled by metabolic hormones and fat cell enzymes.

This theory essentially argues that an individual's metabolism will adjust itself to maintain a weight at which it is comfortable. Studies have sought to evaluate if the set point can be altered, and some have gone as far as clinically monitoring the caloric intake and exercise of candidates - only to find that most overweight individuals cannot lose weight permanently.

A recent study in an American Journal followed 24 overweight women for a four year period to evaluate metabolic changes after dieting. Metabolic rates decreased in the women when put on low-calorie diet. After losing an average of 30 pounds, the candidates stopped dieting only to see their metabolic rate increase - comparable to that of women who were never overweight. On average, the women returned to their initial overweight level by the four year follow-up evaluation; however, variations in their resting metabolic rate did not predict the amount of weight they regained.


Ideal body weight (IBW) is the weight that people are expected to weigh based on age, sex, and height. Ideal body weight today is used as a tool to calculate the dosage of most medications based on age and sex. They have two different formulas for measuring in men and women. Losing weight is a long and steady process. It takes patience, time, and motivation. Once you reach your desired weight be sure to upkeep with your workout plan. For maintaining the ideal weight one should take exercise at least 30 to 60 minutes each day, eat 3 healthy meals each day, starting with a nutrient rich breakfast and include five to ten servings of fruit and vegetables into your daily diet.



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