Questions and Answers
What is the difference between an ideal body weight and a healthy body weight?
Well, very simply the Halls ideal body weight calculator actually shows what other people the same age,
gender, weight and height as you would describe as their personal ideal weight. This does not necessarily
mean that this is the most healthy weight for you personally as most people tend to want to be a lot thinner
or lighter than is realistic for them. Your personal ideal weight can also double up as
your goal weight if you are looking to lose pounds.
To take into account other factors that are also important, such as your body type, body frame
(whether you have a large or small frame) and body fat percentage
as opposed to muscle mass. An additional important factor is waist circumference, or the amount of
abdominal fat (belly fat) that you are carrying. So, you could be at your ideal weight but have a
large amount of abdominal fat and a low muscle mass compared to body fat and this would still
increase your risk factors for certain diseases.