What is your ideal body weight? You probably have a number that you consider as ideal weight, but according to experts, that doesn’t necessarily mean that that body weight suits you. In order to stay healthy you need to eat healthy food, exercise regularly and thus maintain a healthy weight.

According to medical experts, the best way to determine your ideal body weight is to calculate your body mass index also known as BMI. Namely, the BMI is a weight-to-height ratio. One of the ways to determine your BMI is to calculate your body mass index using a BMI calculator or use a BMI chart.

Below we are going to present you a BMI chart and it is important to highlight that this height/weight chart is created for adults (male and female) and it is not suitable for persons under the age of 18.

What is Body Mass Index (BMI)?
The BMI ratio is an indicator of obesity and underweight and it is calculated by dividing the person’s weight in kilograms by the square of his/her height in meters.

At this point it is important to highlight that even though it seems simple, in order to determine how much the person should weight, except the weight and height, the amount of bone, muscle and fat in your body’s composition should be considered, as well.

However, the most important factor in determining the BMI is percentage of body fat.

Experts explain that the BMI calculator is the best way to determine the percentage of fat your body is consisted of.

BMI higher than 24,9 indicates that you are overweight and you definitely should start following some diet regimen and start exercising regularly in order to lose the excess kilograms.