How Much Should I Weigh For My Height?

Discover how much you should weigh for your height

In general, the taller you are, the more you should weigh

Many people want to know how much they should weigh for their height. The short answer is that it depends, and you can only get a range for how much you should weigh. The factors that need to be taken into account include things such as body type, muscle structure, and age or amount of development. Also, males and females weigh very differently. The easiest way to determine straight away how much you should weigh for your height is to go through the How Much Should I Weigh? wizard. If you want to learn more about the factors that influence your weight, then read on.

There are three main body types that will have a strong impact on how much you should weigh. If you are built like a football linebacker you have what is called the endomorph body type. You have big bones and probably will always weigh more than normal. On the other end of the spectrum is the ectomorph. If you are an ectomorph you will have very little body fat and will appear lanky. Ectomorphs are genetically skinny and actually have a hard time gaining weight. If you are an ectomorph you should concentrate on building muscle and eating more. The third body type is somewhere in the middle of these two extremes and is called the mesomorph. It is possible for most people to achieve a mesomorph type body by working at it and using strict discipline. Most people are a mix of body types and cannot be put into one category.

When you are just going through puberty, your height and weight will be changing all the time very fast. Because some people go through puberty earlier than others, it is very hard to determine how much you should weigh based solely on your age. That is why a more clear correlation can be made with the height of a person. However, during puberty the height of a person may be ahead of any weight gains or vice-versa. This is because some body parts grow at different rates, such as fat areas or muscles. For these reasons, estimating the proper weight for a teenager is not as accurate as a fully grown adult. Even then, when we get older, our bodies change as well.

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