What Is the Ideal Weight for My Height?

presilla By presilla, 28th Jul 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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How Much Should I Weigh For My Height?!

This height/weight calculator is only suitable for adult men and women. It isn't suitable for children or young people under 18.

Body Weight Calculator

Calculating ideal weight for height is one way of determining whether one is over or underweight. This method also takes into account the frame size of a person. So for example, frame might be calculated by measuring the distance between the sides of the right elbow when the arm is extended in front of the chest, and the elbow bends so the forearm is parallel to the body.

A medium frame measurement of this type would be 2.75 to 3 inches (6.98-7.62 cm) in a man that is 68 to 71 inches (1.72 -1.8m) tall. In a woman that is 64-67 inches (1.62-1.7m) tall, medium frame measurement of the elbow would be between 2.25 to 2.5 inches (5.71-6.35cm).

The ideal weight of a medium frame woman measuring 64-67 inches is between 124-147 pounds. This leads to a lot of variance in what would be considered an ideal weight. Some people simply state that for women, 5 pounds (2.26 kg) over 100 pounds (45.39kg) should be accorded for every inch over 5 feet (1.52 m). So a woman who is 5’2”(1.57m) has an ideal weight of 110 pounds (49.89 kg).

In this model, men are allowed one to two pounds more (.45-.90kg) per inch than women, given that their frames are generally larger. This is a fairly good way to get a quick estimate of ideal weight for height.

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author avatar Retired
29th Jul 2014 (#)

This guide is a great ideal to achieve. My ideal is to weigh as little as the models in the magazines, although that will never happen!

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author avatar presilla
29th Jul 2014 (#)

Good for you LeRain ,there are too skinny :)

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author avatar Tik.
29th Jul 2014 (#)

I don't know if I have used a body weight calculator before.

When it comes to weight loss it seems to me that long term results are what truly matter. There does not seem to be a lot of reasons to go through an extreme diet or workout that is simply too difficult to keep up with.

Something positive is that enjoying delicious food and not go through a very hard workout seems to be possible. One way that this may be done is presented here:

Why go through the pain of unsustainable routines and meal plans if the results are very short time lived?

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author avatar sallyjackman
6th Aug 2014 (#)

Just amazing... I am truly influenced by the write up... :)

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