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Oct 06

Healthy Weight Chart

healthy weight chartSo how much should we actually weigh? using a healthy weight chart can give us an idea or our ideal weight based on our height.

This page has a healthy weight chart which you can look over, it will give you a rough guideline of the weight you should be aiming for. However the chart here has limits, just like the Body Mass Index it doesn’t take into account the amount of muscle somebody has. Body builders may be heavier than the recommended weight because of their extra muscle mass, they may also have a lower than average body fat percentage, so it may seem surprising to some when they are considered over weight by such measures. If you are into body builders don’t be worried if you are above the listed ideal weight, however most experienced body builders will already be aware of this.

It’s a good idea to know your ideal body weight, having that knowledge can help to keep these things in mind which can help us to keep track of our weight.

The below chart is only designed to be used by adults above the age of 18, anybody below that age should use a chart or body mass index calculator designed for children and for those who are still growing.

  • Those that are underweight, the cause of this 9 times out of 10 is just simply you are not eating enough, however there can be other reasons. If you strongly believe you are eating plenty each day, at least matching your recommended daily calorie intake amount it may be a good idea to contact your doctor to see if something else is causing the below average weight.
  • Those within the normal weight range, this is obviously a good indicator which means that gaining or losing weight is not of the up most importance. However this doesn’t mean somebody doesn’t have a little too much body fat or too little muscle mass, it’s all down to personal preference and what you are happy with.
  • Lastly for those who are overweight, the cause of this most of the time is simply too little exercise and too much unhealthy eating. Being overweight has a few different levels which are simply known as Overweight, then we have Obese and very Obese. Sometimes weight gain can be caused by other reasons other than a lack of exercise and overeating so if you are in the obese range it would be a good idea to visit your doctor to make sure there are not other health factors contributing to any weight gains.

Height - Feet and InchesMaleFemale
5' 0"117 - 136102 - 125
5' 1"122 - 141107 - 130
5' 2"125 - 145111 - 134
5' 3"128 - 148115 - 139
5' 4"131 - 151118 - 141
5' 5"133 - 154121 - 145
5' 6"135 - 157124 - 147
5' 7"138 - 160126 - 149
5' 8"141 - 163128 - 152
5' 9"144 - 166131 - 154
5' 10"147 - 170134 - 158
5' 11"150 - 176137 - 162
6' 0"154 - 183140 - 167
6' 1"160 - 192143 - 170
6' 2"165 - 202146 - 174
6' 3"171 - 208149 - 178
6' 4"176 - 215152 - 182
6' 5"182 - 220155 - 187
6' 6"187 - 227
6' 7"192 - 233
6' 8"197 - 237
6' 9"202 - 242
6' 10"208 - 248

Just in case you didn’t realise the weights in the chart¬†are listed in lbs.

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