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What is an ideal or healthy weight ?

Heathy or ideal weight depends on several factors, including their age,sex ,body type,bone density, muscle- fat ratio, overall general health and height.

Since last few decades, BMI (Body Mass Index ) was being used as an excellent means to calculate healthy weight. This method has a few drawbacks,so now Waist - Hip - Ratio (WHR ) is being considered more accurate. So, let us know a little about WHR.

Waist Hip Ratio -- looks at the ratio of a persons waist circumference with their hip circumstance. Waist circumference divided by Hip circumference is WHR.

Target of WHR


For Men,

Less than 0.9. Very low cardiovascular risk

0.9 to 0.99. Moderate cv risk

More than 1.0. Cv risk high

For Women

Less than 0.8. Very low cardiovascular risk

0.8 to. 0.89. Moderate cv risk

0.9. Or more. High cv risk.

WHR gives much better idea regarding how near you are to a healthy weight compared to. BMI.

A female with WHR of 0.8 tends to be healthier and more fertile and runs a much lower risk of developing many cancers, CVD and Diabetes.

Though it has also a bit of drawback,but still most agree, it is superior predictor of health risk and a better measure of ideal weight.


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BMI is neither useless or irrelevant.It is still being used universally despite its certain short comings. Even WHR is not without drawbacks.

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How ?


So,nothing to support your contention.😀


Bowl is empty,no food in it,so please do not try to take us for a ride .


There is nothing personal, please do not twist.. You are not so naive, not to understand that we represent all in forum who are reading these blogs and not 3-4 as per distortion


Come clear in open, name them with sufficient evidence. Why those unfounded oblique comments ?


Thank you for your admission.


It is easy to find fault with universally accepted norms. Can you suggest any other fool proof system ?


Your blog is self explanatory. Nothing to add as it clearly shows that a few live in the world of their own,far from reality.


Stop abusing.


Ancel keys did save millions of lives during ww11,with his back pack food. Rest is only repeatation, again and again ,of same unnecessary and uncalled for and irrelevant comments ,amounting to forceful feeding.


Some have taken on themselves to abuse globally recognised and respected organisations ,people who are neither qualified or have the authenticity . These people by their never ending rhetoric are continually insulting those organisations as well as people who have faith on them.

They think they have right to judge all the peoples comments and pass derogatory comments.

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Criticising and abusing are two different things.

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Be happy.


I will go for Lauki kheer only if the coconut milk used is not a canned one.😀


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