Weight Chart for Men & Women Over 50
Written by Natural Diet Plan
Healthy Recommended Weight
If you are 50 years of age or older you're probably thinking a lot more seriously about your health as you grow older. Those years sure don't take long to add up, do they? Why yesterday, we were young and feeling free - like we were going to live forever.
But these days, Father Time has his ways of catching up with us. We're slower now than we used to be in our younger years. We run out of energy faster too. And a game of football or baseball may leave our grandkids looking at a grown man or woman crying.
I've entered my sixth decade of life and I'll be the first to admit that I'm not as cautious as I should be. Inside, I feel like a kid. It's hard to fathom that I'm a nana. But in reality, my body certainly feels like it's old. Some days, it feels down-right ancient.
If you're not far behind me - or even if you're a bit more advanced in age, you know all about those lovely wrinkles. About the sagging skin because it's losing its elasticity. The aching bones, particularly the knees and fingers. Ain't it all fun?
But what about your weight? It's going to play a big factor as you continue to age. It will more likely than not also play a factor in how long you live - as well as the quality of life you experience in your future.
Therefore, it's vital that you set a fitness goal now rather than later. Doing such may forego a stroke, a heart attack or even diabetes. Being at your healthiest weight may also combat high blood pressure. And best yet - you'll simply feel your best.
Weight Recommendations for Individuals 50 Years & Older in Age
BMI & Body Weight
Note the very last line in our data chart which depicts BMI - the body mass index. If you exceed 24 then you may be overweight. Not don't panic! There are times when an individual can exceed this number and still be at a healthy size. You may hold more muscle mass or you may have larger breast or buttocks on your body.
And if you are five or so pounds either up or down within the chart's defining numbers, again - don't panic. At times in life it may be more desirable to pack a bit more fat than not. Remember to use this data as a pattern for setting goals, and only a pattern.