Height and weight chart for men and women

Height and weight chart

Height and weight are two correlated parameters that have effects on your health. Maintaining a healthy weight (Height and weight chart) is very important for protection against obesity related diseases. If your weight is currently over the healthy range for your height, losing weight will certainly be beneficial to your health, your looks and how you feel.
The height weight chart for men and women will help you understand how close or far you are from your ideal weight.

Height and Weight ChartHeight and Weight Chart

There are different methods that determine the ideal weight for the height.

One such is the Body Mass Index (BMI),

How can I calculate my body mass index (BMI)? 

Obesity refers to the excess of body fat. It is one of the leading causes of United States mortality. It affects more than one-third of the U.S. adult population. The healthcare costs of American adults related with obesity are very high.

Causes of Obesity?

A large proportion of the world population is overweight Physical inactivity, food habits and lifestyle have been a major reason for the obesity epidemic worldwide.

Consumption of high calorific foods: A very lazy life style. Sitting for most part of day.

Older people are at a greater risk of weight gain as compared to the younger generations – more specifically older women who are in their menopausal age.

Illnesses like Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), (underactive thyroid), increase in the levels of the stress hormone- called cushing’s syndrome and hypothyroidism  have been linked to obesity.

More so , the usage of Drugs like oral contraceptives, antidepressants, steroids, antihypertensives, antiepileptics,  and insulin are more commonly followed by weight gain.

Heredity:  this is another very common cause . It is true that obesity tends to run in families. Around eighty percent (80%) of the offspring of two obese parents become obese.