Calculate normal weight
There are several methods you can use to check your body weight.
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More and more people are accumulating dangerous levels of body fat during their lives. The body fat on the belly (known as visceral body fat) is particularly important for your health because it's more metabolically active. As a result, this body fat can increase the risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and some types of cancer. Apple types are more affected by this health risk than pear types.
Body Mass Index (abbr. BMI)
Body Mass Index is the ratio of body mass in kilograms (colloquially: body weight) to the square of height in meters. BMI doesn't distinguish between muscle and fat. As a result, athletes are often incorrectly classified as overweight or even obese based on their muscle mass. BMI doesn't take into account body fat distribution. Because of this weakness, BMI is of questionable value.
The Broca formula is notable for its ease of mental calculation of normal and ideal weight. Just like the BMI, body fat distribution and muscle mass are not considered. Broca's formula applies only to average-sized people (i.e. 1.55 to 1.85 meters).
Waist to Hip Ratio (abbr. WHR)
The Waist to Hip Ratio refers to the ratio of waist circumference to hip circumference. This ratio is a measure of a person's attractiveness. The WHR answers the question of where a person's fat deposits are located.
Waist to Height Ratio (abbr. WHtR)
The Waist to Height Ratio is the ratio of waist circumference to height. Unlike the more commonly known BMI, the WHtR provides information about a person's body fat distribution.