When we talk about ‘healthy weight’ and ‘ideal weight’, in a large scale statistical sense, the considerations have to be thorough and detailed. An ideal weight is associated with healthy weight, sometimes they are the same. If you look across the Internet, you’ll find many variations of this seemingly simple figure.
Cells divide as their size extends past what is efficient for the organism. As an organism gets larger it will reach a ratio of size verses efficient resource management. We don’t have the option to split off into two people, dividing up our mass. There are many discussions on what the optimal ratio is for people, women in particular.
Healthy weight is the point that our size overreaches our health. Past that point, the excess causes heart strain, joint fatigue, hormonal imbalances and Type II Diabetes. Ideal weight is attached to our egos and societal expectations. A recent poll showed that the average women weighs fourteen more pounds than women 22 years ago. Their ideal weight also increased, eleven more pounds than their predecessors.
The idea of healthy weight has been thoroughly skewed. People are so convinced that the media is trying to make everyone dangerously thin, that they see medical obesity as an exaggeration. The average person either holds themselves to an unattainable goal or are too comfortable with amounts of weight that are negatively effecting their health.