How To Calculate Your Ideal Body Weight

You can start losing weight now by setting yourself up for success. By that I mean – be realistic about what a healthy ideal weight is for your age, height and body frame. By setting an ideal weight is realistic, but one that stretches you, the likelihood of you reaching your goal weight is much, much greater.

Do you even know what your ideal weight is? If not, this is exciting – you can start today by becoming an active participant in your own success weight loss story. To do this:
Go online and educate yourself.
Use your favorite search engine.
Type in “ideal body weight”.
For a second search, also type in “BMI” (Body Mass Index)
Research some sites and use three that you like.
Calculate what your ideal body weight is with all three sites.
Using three results is very useful as you will note a standard and it will be more believable for you.
Decide on an ideal weight for yourself within the range calculated.

Congratulations, you are one of few who really do know what their ideal weight is. You are no longer just making an uneducated or uninformed guess. It is important for us, especially for women I feel, to keep a realistic and healthy perspective on the issue surrounding weight and identify what is healthiest for each of us. There are many women whose weight is at a healthy place which is when the BMI between 20 and 24, but they are still trying to lose weight to fit into the image of what a healthy body weight is in the eyes of the media and society. So before you start any weight loss program, educate yourself as much as you can, speak to your doctor, nutritionist or an expert at the gym. Take charge of your body and your life. There is no need to leave it in the hands of those who go by hearsay. Calculate your own BMI. This will give you a good idea of how much weight, if any, you really need to lose. To calculate your BMI, I have found this site very easy to use and to understand:

With information that you can trust, some great tools, willingness and commitment you can lose weight and live in a body that you can be proud of.

Body Building Tips For Safety

Staying fit and healthy takes a certain amount of determination even if your bodys natural metabolism is fast enough that you can eat whatever you want and not gain any weight. However, for some of us, simply staying fit and trim is not what we strive for in life. Instead, we want to have the ultimate in physical perfection. We want to look like the Statue of David, standing there with a perfectly fit body and muscles that look as if they could snap tree trunks like twigs. For some of us, Arnold Schwarzenegger is our hero and our icon, we look up to him not for his fantastic action movies but instead for his amazing success on the body building competition circuit. Unfortunately, simply looking up to celebrity body builders and wanting a body that looks like it was carved from marble by some of the great renaissance artists is not enough to ensure that your body will look as if it is in the ultimate physical condition. No, instead we have to dedicate countless hours to working out if we want our bodies to look as strong and defined as possible.

Hard work and dedication are the two words that come to mind when someone thinks about improving your bodys appearance. Working out to improve your physique is not simply a hobby that one can have and do on the weekends. No, it must be done each and every day of each and every week until you are completely happy with the way that your body looks. Also, body building takes far more effort than simply spending a few hours at the gym each morning you have to eat right and take the appropriate supplements if you want to have the body of a Greek God. Unfortunately, having such an impressive physique can also come at a price if you are not careful about what you do.

While eating healthy foods and spending a few hours a day at the gym while working out has never hurt anyone (other than a few aches and pains), there are many aspects of the sporting world that can. One such problem with body building is the amounts of supplements that people choose to take in order to help their body building progress along. Although some supplements like protein and various vitamins are good for you, other body building supplements can be extremely toxic to your liver and kidneys in the long term. Also, if you want to get into body building, you must be sure to stay away from steroids, as they can have detrimental side effects that could leave you in a world of hurt when your body building career is over. Taking a more natural approach to body building seems to be the best solution for your long term success.