Healthy Recommended Weight for Men
Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites
Ideal Weight & Men
For men looking for a healthy weight, you'll discover that there is not an ideal number to base that number upon because a healthy weight uses a range of numbers for determining such.
For example, Peter's recommended weight range for good health is from about 150 pounds to 200 pounds; that's a fifty pound variance, which is quite a large gap.
Why the big gap in weight?
Because personal weight depends upon several factors. If Peter is tall, then his body frame will be able to support more weight - and will need such in order to be at a healthy state. If his body frame is small then he will need to weigh less than if he had a large body frame size.
If he is active and has a large amount of muscle mass, then he is going to weigh heavier. Therefore, many things go into the process of determining perfect or ideal weight.
Average Body Weight
Our data chart below is based on an average low end weight that is then averaged with the high-end range of acceptable healthy weight.
Note that there are two columns for each body frame size - small, medium and large. Keep in mind that the data chart, as with ALL online health charts should be used as a pattern for setting health goals and is not set in stone.
Only you and your personal physician can establish the weight that is perfect for you because it will be personally calculated to suit your personal needs.
Active States Defined
Looking at our chart below, let's take a moment to define 'active' and 'inactive' states.
An inactive individual pursues a lifestyle in which they tend to daily chores; they generally have a desk job - or a job where very minimal daily activity is performed.
Once they arrive home from work, they spend their free time in an inactive state such as on the computer, watching television or playing electronic games.
An individual who walks less than 5,000 steps per day is considered inactive.
An active individual walks (or performs equivalent activity) 10,000 to about 12,499 steps per day.
Average Healthy Body Weight for Men
In Summary, Tips for Losing Weight
To reach your recommended weight that revolves into your 'perfect' weight, strive to reach the numbers in the active columns based on the size of your body frame and height. Once there, you can adjust the numbers; it's a bit like fine-tuning.
In addition, if you have a significant amount of muscle mass, you're naturally going to weigh heavier - at times, much more than the numbers indicated in the chart.
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