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Look and feel better with the advice on how to live a healthier lifestyle in these videos.
You Will Need
- Ideal weight chart
- Internet access
- Your current height
- Your current weight
- Tape measure
Find an ideal weight chart
Find an ideal weight chart online. Use the term "weight chart" in a search engine and look for one that uses the most specific information.
Compare to your current height and weight
Find the appropriate weight range for your height and gender in the ideal weight chart. Compare to your current height and weight to see if you fall within the healthy range.
Find a BMI calculator
Find a BMI - or body mass index - calculator online for an even more accurate measurement of how much fat you carry and how that affects your weight.
Input your current height and weight
Input your current height and weight into the BMI calculator. Select the appropriate gender and get your BMI calculation.
Have a BMI calculation within 18.5 and 24.9
Know that a healthy BMI calculation falls between 18.5 and 24.9. Measurements between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight, while 30 and above are classified as obese.
Measure your waist circumference
Use a tape measure to measure your waist circumference. Stand and place the tape measure just above your hip bones. Breathe out, and note the measurement in inches. Aim for a measurement under 35 inches for women and 40 inches for men.
Eat healthy foods and exercise
Eat healthy foods and exercise daily to stay at a healthy weight. Keep an eye on your health, and discuss any issues you are having with your doctor to make sure you're on the right track.