All About Weight

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All About Weight

Excessive accumulation of fat tissues beyond the limitation of the skeletal and muscular requirement, is termed as obesity. As a child grows to adolescence and adulthood, there must be a steady increase in the weight in proportion not only with the height but also the type of frame and skeletal structure and the weight it can carry without discomfort. Weight tables are found to be based on average weight of normal persons of around 24-25 years of age and in relation to their height. Because that is the prime age when the skeleto-muscluar structure is well developed and physical adjustment to adulthood is at its peak. The vital organs would have reached optimum capacity to carryout their functions. So any increase invite as one ages must be in keeping with the average of what it was at the age of 25. If not it is always detrimental to good health.

It is also important that persons of slender build should not weigh of much as persons of sturdy build having a broad frame and heavy muscles, even if they are of the same age and height.
Some people do not put on weight but merely become obese or fat. At first their weight seems to be absolutely normal and constant for nearly 15-20 years too. But if there is a significant in their activities where their muscles are exercise to a lesser degree, the muscles do degenerate or get displaced by fat. After sometime, the muscles degeneration slows down. But fat does not display the muscles to keep the weight constant. Instead it gets deposited outside the muscles under the skin making the obese as well as over weight. (Refer to over exercise and addiction, in the chapter Obesity in Different age groups)

It is not desirable for a person to gain weight as he grows older. During old age the bone mass in the body begins to decrease and there is a constant thinning of the intervertebral discs which results in reduce the height. Muscles fibres also reduce and as such an increase in weight is not desirable.

A book on obesity never seems to be complete unless to weight chart is included.

Desirable weights in kgm for Indian men and women over the age of 25 years

 

Height (Inch)

 cm

Small Frame

Medium Frame

Large Frame

Men

 

 

 

 

5 ‘0 ‘ ‘

152

45.4 to 48.4

49.4 to 53.0

52.2 to 56.0

5 ‘1 ‘ ‘

155

47.0 to 51.0

50.5 to 54.3

53.5 to 58.0

5 ‘2 ‘

157

48.6 to 52.0

51.9 to 55.6

54.3 to 58.8

5 ‘3 ‘

160

49.8 to 53.0

53.0 to 57.0

56.9 to 60.9

5 ‘4 ‘

163

51.4 to 55.6

54.3 to 58.8

57.6 to 62.5

5 ‘5 ‘

165

52.7 to 56.8

55.9 to 60.0

59.2 to 64.1

5 ‘6 ‘

168

54.3 to 57.4

57.6 to 61.6

60.9 to 66.1

5 ‘7 ‘

170

55.6 to 60.0

59.2 to 63.7

62.5 to 67.8

5 ‘8 ‘

173

57.2 to 61.6

60.9 to 65.3

64.1 to 69.4

5 ‘9 ‘

175

58.8 to 63.3

62.5 to 67.0

65.7 to 71.4

5 ’10 ‘

178

60.4 to 65.0

64.1 to 68.6

67.4 to 73.5

5 ’11 ‘

180

62.0 to 67.0

65.7 to 70.6

69.0 to 75.5

6 ‘0 ‘

183

63.6 to 68.6

67.4 to 72.2

70.7 to 77.2

 

Height (Inch)

 cm

Small Frame

Medium Frame

Large Frame

Women

 

 

 

 

4 ’10 ‘ ‘

147

42.5 to45.3

44.9 to 48.2

47.8 to 51.9

4 ’11 ‘ ‘

150

42.9 to 46.1

45.7 to 49.0

48.6 to 52.7

5 ‘0 ‘ ‘

152

43.7 to 47.0

48.5 to 49.8

49.4 to 53.5

5 ‘1 ‘ ‘

155

44.0 to 48.2

47.8 to 51.0

50.6 to 55.1

5 ‘2 ‘ ‘

157

46.1 to 49.4

49.0 to 52.3

51.0 to 56.3

5 ‘3 ‘

160

47.4 to 51.0

50.6 to 53.9

53.5 to 58.0

5 ‘4 ‘ ‘

163

48.6 to 52.3

51.9 to 55.1

54.3 to 59.2

5 ‘5 ‘ ‘

165

50.2 to 53.9

53.1 to 57.2

56.3 to 61.2

5 ‘6 ‘ ‘

168

51.4 to 55.5

54.3 to 58.8

58.0 to 62.9

 

1 inch = 2.54 cm – 1 lb = 0.45 kg

I cm = 0.4 inch – kg = 2.2 lbs

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