When we talk about “healthy weights” and “ideal weights,” in a large-scale statistical sense, the considerations need to be deepened and detailed. An ideal weight is associated with a healthy weight, sometimes they refer to the same thing.
Healthy weight is when our height exceeds our health. Beyond this point, excess causes heart failure, joint fatigue, hormonal imbalances and type II diabetes. The ideal weight relates to our ego and the expectations of society. A recent survey showed that women on average weigh seven kilos more than women 22 years ago. Their ideal weight has also increased, five and a half pounds more than before.
The idea of a healthy weight has been completely skewed. People are so convinced that the media are trying to make all people dangerously thin, that they see medical obesity as an exaggeration. Either the average person aims for an inaccessible goal, or it allows the weight to have a negative impact on their health.
The table below is courtesy of Healthy Life Land.
It is based on numerous studies conducted by doctors and specialists. The table is more realistic than the majority of those you can find online. It does not respect unhealthy models and images of beauty propagated by the media. Use it as a guide to see your weight in relation to your health.
Realize that you are beautiful and desired is only the first step. Do not let your happiness depend on your physique. Be grateful for the health and mobility you enjoy today.