Wednesday, July 27, 2005

  1. Lose weight if you are overweight

    Taking Action To Control High Blood Pressure
    Having high blood pressure means that you must make some changes in your life. You’ll need to do some or all of the following:
  • Lose weight if you’re overweight
  • Be physically active
  • Choose foods low in salt and sodium
  • Limit your alcohol intake
  • Take your high blood pressure pills.
  • You don’t have to try to make all of the changes necessary right off the bat. The key is to focus on one or two at a time. Once they become part of your normal routine, you can go on to the next change. Sometimes one change leads naturally to another. For example, increasing physical activity will help you lose weight.

The first four steps can also help prevent many people from developing high blood pressure. So you can follow them with your family to keep everyone healthy

Check Your Weight

Ideal Body Weight, Based on Body Mass Index(all weight are in Ibs)

Ideal Body Weight Charts
For Men 25-59 years of age.

Height in (Feet&Inches) Small Frame Medium Frame Large Frame
5'2" 128-134 131-141 138-150
5'3" 130-136 133-143 140-153
5'4" 132-138 135-145 142-156
5'5" 134-140 137-148 144-160
5'6" 136-142 139-151 146-164
5'7" 138-145 142-154 149-168
5'8" 140-148 145-157 152-172
5'9" 142-151 151-163 155-176
5'10" 144-154 151-163 158-180
5'11" 146-157 154-166 161-184
6'0" 149-160 157-170 164-188
6'1" 152-164 160-174 168-192
6'2" 155-168 165-178 172-197
6'3" 158-172 167-182 176-202
6'4" 162-176 171-187 181-207

(to convert Ibs to Kg Devide by 2.2, bcoz 1 kg =2.2Ibs)


If you have always wondered what size frame you are, here is the method the insurance company used. This will be easier with the help of a friend.

  1. Extend your arm in front of your body bending your elbow at a ninety degree angle to your body. (your arm is parallel to your body).
  2. Keep your fingers straight and turn the inside of your wrist to your body.
  3. Place your thumb and index finger on the two prominent bones on either side of your elbow, measure the distance between the bones with a tape measure or calipers.
  4. Compare to the medium-framed chart below. Select your height based on what you are barefoot. If you are below the listed inches, your frame is small. If you are above, your frame is large.

Height in 1" heels Elbow Height in 1" heels Elbow
Men Breadth Women Breadth
5'2"-5'3" 21/2"-27/8" 4'10"-4'11" 21/4"-21/2"
5'4"-5'7" 25/8"-27/8" 5'0"-5'3" 21/4"-21/2"
5'8"-5'11" 23/4"-3" 5'4"-5'7" 23/8"-25/8"
6'0"-6'3" 23/4"-31/8" 5'8"-5'11" 23/8"-25/8"
6'4" 27/8"-31/4" 6'0" 21/2"-23/4"

Another Method For Calculating Body Mass

Body Mass Index

Our ideal weight range charts are based on body mass index, modified to take into account whether you are male or female.

Body mass index is used to determine whether an individual, male or female, falls into a broad band considered to be healthy weight, or is outside the parameters and, if so, to what extent. BMI is used by scientist and researchers to determine the health implications of being a certain BMI.

Body mass index, BMI, is a number generated by dividing your weight in kilograms by your height in metres squared.

Body mass index (BMI)=weight(kg)/height(m)2

BMI category
below 20 — underweight
20-25 — normal
25-30 — overweight
over 30 — obese