Weight is directly related to our wellbeing. The World Health Organisation (WHO) therefore recommends that it be monitored and kept in check.
Using this tool you will be able to find out your ideal weight by filling in the following fields. The result will give you your body mass index (BMI), which is the most commonly used measurement for calculating both people who are overweight and underweight, as it is easy to use.
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Your body mass index shows: Sobrepeso Grado II (preobesidad)
How is ideal weight calculated?*
The BMI is an extremely easy measurement to calculate because only a person's weight and height are needed, and the same calculation is used for women and men. The BMI is calculated using the following formula: weight (kg)/height a2 (m).
If you are underweight, it is possible that you are not eating enough to cover your daily needs. See your doctor who will examine you and tell you where you stand.
You fall within the healthy weight range. In any case remember to follow a varied and balanced diet without forgetting the health benefits of physical exercise.
If you are overweight (level I or II), it's time to start looking after yourself. Excess fat, especially around the belly area, is associated with an increased risk of suffering from metabolic diseases such as diabetes or increased cholesterol. It is therefore extremely important to follow a healthy diet high in whole grain cereals, fruit and vegetables, and to cut down on fat, especially saturated fat, and sugar. You should also choose healthy ways of cooking such as steaming, baking, grilling and microwaving, as well as avoiding fried and battered food. You should also do regular physical exercise. See a dietician who will advise you and give you guidelines on how to reach a healthy weight.
If you are obese (class I, II or III, morbidly obese, i.e. class IV, or extremely obese) it is important that you see a specialist. People who suffer from obesity have a high risk of developing diseases associated with obesity, whether metabolic or cardiovascular. As pointed out by WHO, this risk increases the higher the BMI. It has been demonstrated that losing weight is associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease.
The ideal weight for men
Men have a higher muscle mass than women, which means that their energy needs are higher. However, these needs should ideally be adjusted as they get older and according to the amount of physical exercise each individual does. The average male needs around 2,500 calories per day to maintain his weight.
The ideal weight for women
Women have a higher proportion of fat than men, which means that they use less energy. It is therefore estimated that women use 10% less energy than men. However, these needs should ideally be adjusted as they get older and according to the amount of physical exercise each individual does. The average female needs around 2,000 calories per day.
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* You are reminded that the BMI values shown here are benchmark values in accordance with generally agreed scientific criteria on this matter. However, they are general values and inter-individual differences may arise that are not reflected in the results. It is therefore advisable to seek the opinion of an expert or healthcare worker, such as your GP, in order to assess what steps should be taken and how you should follow them.
For the child population (up to the age of 18), this tool takes the age factor into account, as well as the weight percentile obtained from the BMI calculator. Despite this the results are a guideline only. It is therefore important to see your paediatrician who will monitor the growth of your child on an individual basis.