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Ideal Measurements

My BMI is not an issue, is ideal, exactly in the middle of the scale. But I recognise I'm not very fit in a healthy sense (also, I'm flabby all over), so I was thinking, could somebody give me some measurements to aim for so that I have a concrete goal?

My current measurements:

Height: 5'8"
Breast: 34 F
Waist: 29.5"
Hips: 37.5"
Thighs: 23.5"

What would be some ideal measurements for a 5'8" young (just 19) woman?


Wed. Feb 6, 6:03am

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Ideal based on who's perception? Mine? Someone elses? Your ideal measurements are the ones you feel healthy with. Are you wanting to be a model, run marathons, ski? Your desires dictate what your ideal measurment should be.

Plus, your measurements are going to be a factor of your bmi and your genetics. You can change your bmi and you can change the size of your muscles, but you can't change your bone size or your genetics. Someone who has naturally large hips due to bone structure should not set a goal to have narrow hips and vice versa. Instead of measurements, I would go more for a bmi goal and a fitness goal. Are there any sports you enjoy like dancing, skiing, running, biking, etc? How about making a concrete goal relative to one of those + a goal to have a certain bmi. If you are 50lbs overweight (just an example) you don't even need a bmi goal. That is so far overweight that you can just set a wt goal to get you in the ball park of a healthy bmi. Setting a bmi goal is a little trickier because there are many ways to measure bmi and some are inconsistent due to the person taking the measurements.

Wednesday, February 06, 2013, 7:19 AM

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OP

Maybe not run marathons, but just be fit.

I know that... I think I shouldn't have put my hips, because they're big. I also have big bones. I just need a reference. I feel quite capable of adjusting any measurement to y own body constitution.

But thanks for the comment :D

Thursday, February 07, 2013, 3:28 PM

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