Chart your Success: Finding your Ideal Height and Weight Ratio

Average Height weight ChartChart or Scale? The Height Weight Debate: The holiday season is over and it’s time to loss those extra kilos. This time you’re not kidding around. 2009 is the year to achieve and maintain your ideal weight. However, before you step on that scale, there is another calculation that you need to do. You need to measure your height.

Your height plays a more important role in finding your ideal weight than you may realize. For example, if you are 150 pounds and five foot two inches, then you are overweight. However, if you are 150 pounds and five foot nine, then you are already in a healthy weight zone.

The Average Height and Weight: Your average height and weight depends on many things including your body type and your age. However, according to experts, the average height and weight for American females is five foot five inches and anywhere between 132 to 152 pounds.

Your average weight will vary depending on how you measure up. Just because you do not fit into this category does not mean you are not healthy.

For males, the average White American male measured in at five foot 10 inches and weighs between 168 to 184 pounds. Of course, it’s also important to consider that muscles can weigh more than fat, which is something many men take into consideration when finding their ideal weight.

Your Ideal Height and Weight: Unfortunately, America’s ideal is a little off the ‘average.’ In fact, both men and women have a diluted sense of perfection when it comes to their height and weight. Men prefer to be a little heavier than the average while woman prefer to be much thinner, regardless of what their height is.

Achieving your Height to Weight Ratio: Below are five great ways to stay motivated to achieve your weight loss goals:
1. Throw about those ideals (and celebrity magazines): comparing yourself to celebrities is the worst way to achieve your ideal weight. So throw away those unrealistic model standards and concentrate on your own height to weight calculations.

2. Reward yourself: you need to motivate yourself into achieving your goals with small rewards. Treats and clothes are great rewards; just don’t overdo it by splurging on a tub of ice cream.

3. Set small goals: setting smaller, easily attainable goals makes it much easier to achieve the bigger goal. For example, setting a goal a week, like running for thirty minutes straight, will help you achieve your final goal without making that final goal seem too far away.

4. Chart your success: make a table on your fridge or office desk that charts how well you have been doing. It’s great to see your progress and it can motivate you to continue towards your goal.

5. Get support: join a gym with your spouse or a friend, or opt for group exercises. The extra support and partner-in-sweat can make the journey more fun and social.

Finding the balance between height and weight is the first step to finding your ideal size.