Height Weight Chart - Ideal Weight for Men and Women (2023)

Sound health is a prerequisite for happiness. While for adults, it is vital for defining your quality of life, for children, it is essential for proper growth, both physically and mentally. In other words, an indicative measure of good health in adults is manifest in the height and weight chart, while in children it attains greater importance since it is the benchmark for the overall development of the child.

Since childhood, you are accustomed to two adages “Health is wealth” and “Sound mind in a sound body”. Moreover, these are two cardinal truths that amply define what health is all about. So, merely being free from disease or infirmity does not reflect your health in totality. Above all, your health should project your functional efficiency and define it through the overall condition of your body, mind, and spirit.

Height and Weight chart

The two primary parameters that impact your health – your height and weight are correlated using height and weight charts. Thus, certainly it sets the standards for you to determine if your height and weight are in harmony, mirroring the state of your health.

Other major factors that affect weight:

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Height
  • Body frame size

Interpretation of the height and weight chart

The height and weight chart are meant to help you evaluate the association between the two components. And therefore, you must correlate the ratio between the two by correctly interpreting your position in the chart. That’s how you get three states from the chart.

  • Healthy weight: It means that you are within the defined ratio range.
  • Underweight: You are below the standard defined in the chart. You must seek professional medical help to find the reason and remedy for it.
  • Overweight: Your weight is above the standard for your height. It denotes that you are at risk of several diseases and have to adopt remedial measures for weight loss.

Use of the height and weight chart

When you can interpret the ratio, it truly helps to monitor the following:

  • Childhood development and growth.
  • Weight loss
  • Weight gain
  • Maintaining ideal weight

Height and Weight Chart for Men and Women

Check your height to weight ratio using our approximate optimum average height to weight ratio chart guide provided below.

The table below shows both Metric and Imperial measurements, i.e. Inches/Centimeters – Pounds/Kilograms:

Adults Weight to Height Ratio Chart
4′ 6″

(137 cm)

63/77 lb

(28.5/34.9 kg)

63/77 lb

(28.5/34.9 kg)

4′ 7″

(140 cm)

68/83 lb

(30.8/37.6 kg)

68/84 lb

(30.8/38.1 kg)

4′ 8″

(142 cm)

72/88 lb

(32.6/39.9 kg)

74/90 lb

(33.5/40.8 kg)

4′ 9″

(145 cm)

77/94 lb

(34.9/42.6 kg)

79/97 lb

(35.8/43.9 kg)

4′ 10″

(147 cm)

81/99 lb

(36.4/44.9 kg)

85/103 lb

(38.5/46.7 kg)

4′ 11″

(150 cm)

86/105 lb

(39/47.6 kg)

90/110 lb

(40.8/49.9 kg)

5′ 0″

(152 cm)

90/110 lb

(40.8/49.9 kg)

95/117 lb

(43.1/53 kg)

5′ 1″

(155 cm)

95/116 lb

(43.1/52.6 kg)

101/123 lb

(45.8/55.8 kg)

5′ 2″

(157 cm)

99/121 lb

(44.9/54.9 kg)

106/130 lb

(48.1/58.9 kg)

5′ 3″

(160 cm)

104/127 lb

(47.2/57.6 kg)

112/136 lb

(50.8/61.6 kg)

5′ 4″

(163 cm)

108/132 lb

(49/59.9 kg)

117/143 lb

(53/64.8 kg)

5′ 5″

(165 cm)

113/138 lb

(51.2/62.6 kg)

122/150 lb

(55.3/68 kg)

5′ 6″

(168 cm)

117/143 lb

(53/64.8 kg)

128/156 lb

(58/70.7 kg)

5′ 7″

(170 cm)

122/149 lb

(55.3/67.6 kg)

133/163 lb

(60.3/73.9 kg)

5′ 8″

(173 cm)

126/154 lb

(57.1/69.8 kg)

139/169 lb

(63/76.6 kg)

5′ 9″

(175 cm)

131/160 lb

(59.4/72.6 kg)

144/176 lb

(65.3/79.8 kg)

5′ 10″

(178 cm)

135/165 lb

(61.2/74.8 kg)

149/183 lb

(67.6/83 kg)

5′ 11″

(180 cm)

140/171 lb

(63.5/77.5 kg)

155/189 lb

(70.3/85.7 kg)

6′ 0″

(183 cm)

144/176 lb

(65.3/79.8 kg)

160/196 lb

(72.6/88.9 kg)

6′ 1″

(185 cm)

149/182 lb

(67.6/82.5 kg)

166/202 lb

(75.3/91.6 kg)

6′ 2″

(188 cm)

153/187 lb

(69.4/84.8 kg)

171/209 lb

(77.5/94.8 kg)

6′ 3″

(191 cm)

158/193 lb

(71.6/87.5 kg)

176/216 lb

(79.8/98 kg)

6′ 4″

(193 cm)

162/198 lb

(73.5/89.8 kg)

182/222 lb

(82.5/100.6 kg)

6′ 5″

(195 cm)

167/204 lb

(75.7/92.5 kg)

187/229 lb

(84.8/103.8 kg)

You can calculate your ideal BMI using the below formula:

  • Weight in pounds = 5 x BMI + (BMI divided by 5) x (Height in inches minus 60)
  • Weight in kilograms = 2.2 x BMI + (3.5 x BMI) x (Height in meters minus 1.5)

Tips to maintain Ideal weight

The efficacy of the height-weight charts is most pronounced in adults as the measurements are standardized as compared to children. So, certainly for adults, it is less prone to variation, which is crucial in the case of growing children, where it can impact the development of the child.

The deviation in weight is a natural corollary to the modern lifestyle. Unhealthy food habits, sedentary lifestyle and stress, are most importantly the key contributors to obesity. This, in turn, can lead to a host of illnesses, the risk of which can be drastically reduced when you adopt the following measures:

1. Adhere to a Healthy Diet

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2. Embrace active habits

Keep yourself fit and energetic throughout the day by following a daily routine of physical activity that suits your schedule. The idea is moreover to balance the calorie intake with calorie burn and be active.

3. Adequate rest

Do not forget the spirit of the adage, which defines a healthy and sound mind in going to bed early and rising early. Firstly, this keeps the biological clock in order and secondly, balances hormone secretion in the body. For instance, stress causes hormonal imbalance in your body and adds as the extra kilos in your weight. So, enough rest and sound sleep are essential for the body to cope with all the rigorous activities.

4. Reduce stress

You will feel the easing of stress because you tend to follow healthy food habits, active lifestyle, and sleep soundly. In addition to it, you will further feel relaxed as you shun smoking, drinking, and excessive intake of caffeine.

So, Eat healthy, balanced food and avoid processed food. Ensure that you follow good food habits as it defines your goal to have a healthy lifestyle. It is better to eat small portions often and be satiated rather than to starve. In order to gain all of this, you can find the perfect diet plan for weight loss.

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Height Conversion Table

CmFt InFeetInchesMeters
168.005′ 6.1417″5.511866.14171.6800
168.015′ 6.1457″5.512166.14571.6801
168.025′ 6.1496″5.512566.14961.6802
168.035′ 6.1535″5.512866.15351.6803
168.045′ 6.1575″5.513166.15751.6804
168.055′ 6.1614″5.513566.16141.6805
168.065′ 6.1654″5.513866.16541.6806
168.075′ 6.1693″5.514166.16931.6807
168.085′ 6.1732″5.514466.17321.6808
168.095′ 6.1772″5.514866.17721.6809
168.105′ 6.1811″5.515166.18111.6810
168.115′ 6.1850″5.515466.18501.6811
168.125′ 6.1890″5.515766.18901.6812
168.135′ 6.1929″5.516166.19291.6813
168.145′ 6.1969″5.516466.19691.6814
168.155′ 6.2008″5.516766.20081.6815
168.165′ 6.2047″5.517166.20471.6816
168.175′ 6.2087″5.517466.20871.6817
168.185′ 6.2126″5.517766.21261.6818
168.195′ 6.2165″5.518066.21651.6819
168.205′ 6.2205″5.518466.22051.6820
168.215′ 6.2244″5.518766.22441.6821
168.225′ 6.2283″5.519066.22831.6822
168.235′ 6.2323″5.519466.23231.6823
168.245′ 6.2362″5.519766.23621.6824
168.255′ 6.2402″5.520066.24021.6825
168.265′ 6.2441″5.520366.24411.6826
168.275′ 6.2480″5.520766.24801.6827
168.285′ 6.2520″5.521066.25201.6828
168.295′ 6.2559″5.521366.25591.6829
168.305′ 6.2598″5.521766.25981.6830
168.315′ 6.2638″5.522066.26381.6831
168.325′ 6.2677″5.522366.26771.6832
168.335′ 6.2717″5.522666.27171.6833
168.345′ 6.2756″5.523066.27561.6834
168.355′ 6.2795″5.523366.27951.6835
168.365′ 6.2835″5.523666.28351.6836
168.375′ 6.2874″5.524066.28741.6837
168.385′ 6.2913″5.524366.29131.6838
168.395′ 6.2953″5.524666.29531.6839
168.405′ 6.2992″5.524966.29921.6840
168.415′ 6.3031″5.525366.30311.6841
168.425′ 6.3071″5.525666.30711.6842
168.435′ 6.3110″5.525966.31101.6843
168.445′ 6.3150″5.526266.31501.6844
168.455′ 6.3189″5.526666.31891.6845
168.465′ 6.3228″5.526966.32281.6846
168.475′ 6.3268″5.527266.32681.6847
168.485′ 6.3307″5.527666.33071.6848
168.495′ 6.3346″5.527966.33461.6849

Impact of being overweight

It is good to try out the BMI calculator once in a while to keep track of your weight. However, it is not as foolproof as it normally appears. As you know, with age, you are bound to lose muscle and bone, thereby fat becoming the important component that contributes to your weight. As compared to men, women carry greater fat content. Therefore, this is a flaw in the BMI tool that needs to be kept in mind.

Your BMI might be skewed. So, you need to keep a track of your BMI in conjunction with the following enhances accuracy for your weight management regimen.

1. Waist-to-hip-ratio (WHR)

Ideally, your waist circumference should measure less than your hips. WHR more than 0.90 in men and 0.85 in women suffer from abdominal obesity.

2. Waist-to-height-ratio

If your waist circumference is more than half your height that makes you obese in the middle. This scenario is ideally not that best

3. Body fat percentage

The measure calculates the fat content in your body which is best determined in consultation with your nutritionist and fitness coach.

4. Body shape and waist

Where you store your body fat is decided by your genes. Normally men accumulate belly fat more than women.

You are now in a better position to understand the kind of medical conditions you are likely to invite due to unhealthy weight.

Health Consequences of Obesity in Adults

People who have obesity are at constantly increased risk for many diseases and health conditions, including the following:

1. Hypertension

Heavier weight is an indicator of high fatty tissue in your body. Accumulation of fat in your blood vessels increases circulatory resistance and is the primary cause of high BP.

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2. Coronary Heart Ailments

Your fluctuating BP is the root cause that makes you susceptible to coronary heart diseases.

3. Type 2 Diabetes

Obesity results in insulin resistance as your insulin receptors are covered by fat inhibiting glucose uptake.

4. Liver disease

Obesity is closely related to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. (NAFLD).

5. Cancer

Certain types of cancer are known to occur due to obesity. The common factors that trigger cancer consequent to obesity are:

  • Inflammation of the body.
  • Malfunctioning immune system.
  • Skewed cellular growth.

6. Breathlessness

Your body movements are impaired, and the thickening of blood vessels will leave you gasping often. In other words, your daily activity is hindered as you are inclined to be breathless.

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Other diseases and health conditions:

  • High LDL cholesterol, low HDL cholesterol, or high levels of triglycerides (dyslipidemia)
  • Stroke
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Osteoarthritis (a breakdown of cartilage and bone within a joint)
  • Sleep apnea and breathing problems
  • Chronic inflammation and increased oxidative stress
  • Low quality of life
  • Mental illness such as clinical depression, anxiety, and other mental disorders
  • Body pain and difficulty with physical functioning


In conclusion, relying entirely on the height and weight chart to determine what your ideal weight should be may appear too simplistic. However, you have not added up firstly your age, secondly other factors like bone, muscle, and fat content in your body composition. Therefore, a realistic Indian height and weight chart according to age along with other inputs combining BMI, waist-to-hip ratio, waist-to-height-ratio, and body fat percentage is an ideal process and is bound to project a true measure of the ideal weight. Clinical relation to it by a medical professional for determining where you stand in the weight structure yields greater dividends.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q. Apart from the onset of chronic diseases, how does being overweight impact your life?

A: Your skeletal system is under strain from carrying the extra weight. It can impede motor function and postural control and also reduce muscular strength and endurance. In addition to that, being overweight can also dampen one’s confidence levels.

Q. Why is head circumference crucial along with height and weight for children?

A: For children, height weight age chart is juxtaposed with head circumference to monitor the child’s development pattern. It is determined by average matching the age of the child, and when a percentile arrives, a 50 percentile is indicative of the mean for a given age group. Anything over this benchmark is above average growth and below is considered under average growth.

Q. How important are height and weight charts?

A: These are routine tools used to diagnose potential medical conditions. However, you need to importantly remember that it cannot be used as a blanket benchmark for every individual. Clinical correlation is equally important.

Q. Is it possible that you have a normal BMI but your Waist-to-hip-ratio shows that you have abdominal obesity?

A: It is possible, making you susceptible to medical conditions, more so for men than women.

Q. Should you be concerned if you are healthy and comfortable even if you are overweight?

A: There are enough reasons to be concerned as you carry a greater risk of chronic illness that can be directly linked to excess weight.

Q.How many kg should a 5 foot height weigh?

A: According to the height weight chart, the ideal weight of a 5 foot tall female should weigh between 40.8 kgs to 49.9 kgs. However, a 5 foot tall male should weigh anywhere from 43.1 kgs to 53 Kgs.

Q. How do I know if I am overweight for my age?

A: Your age is one of the factors that determines your weight. However, the two vital parameters are height and weight. You can measure it with the help of our height and weight chart. So, if your BMI is 25 to 25.9 above the desired range, you will fall in the overweight category.

Q. How do I calculate if I am overweight?

A: It is easy. All you need to do is refer to our weight chart and determine your weight as per your height. So, if your BMI is 25 to 25.9 above the desired range, you will fall in the overweight category.

Q. What is my ideal weight for my height?

A: Weight depends on multiple factors like age, gender, body frame and height. So if you are supposed to be a 5’3 female, your ideal weight should be between 47.2/57.6 kg. As per a 5’3 male, your ideal weight should be 50.8/61.6 kg. So, to know your accurate weight check our weight chart.

Q. What are the different Ways to Measure Ideal Weight?

A: There are various ways that can measure your ideal body weight. For example, height weight chart/BMI, waist circumference, skinfold thickness, BIA (Bioelectric Impedance), Underwater Weighing etc. However, the most common and easy way is referring to a height weight chart.

Q. How to Achieve an Ideal Weight

IA: f you are an adult and thinking about achieving or even maintaining an ideal body weight range, you need to adhere to these guidelines. Firstly, check your weight with our weight chart. Then, follow a healthy diet, keep active, take adequate rest and ease out on your stress. These will surely help you achieve an ideal body weight.

Q. How much should I weigh for my height and age?

A: Your height and age both are crucial elements that influence your weight. To know your weight, first confirm your height and then go through our height weight chart. This will give a clear idea about the approximate weight that you should maintain.

Q. What is the ideal weight for 5’6 female?

A: According to the weight chart, if you are a 5’6 female, your standard weight should measure between 53 kg to 64.8 kg.

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Q. What is the average weight for a 5’8 men?

A: According to the height and weight chart, if you are a 5’8 male, your standard weight should measure between 63 kg to 76.6 kg.

Q. How can I increase my height?

A: There are multiple factors that affect height of a person. Genetics, Diet and Sleeping pattern are some of the factors among others. In order to know more about increasing height, click here. Also, you should maintain your weight according to height.

Q. How much should a 13 year old weigh?

A: Since age 13 is a crucial stage for adolescence, the body goes through various changes that are inconsistent in nature. Weight is another aspect that can be affected by multiple factors like height, gender and body frame. Unlike the weight chart, a standardized chart for height would not suffice. However, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 13-year-old girls weigh between 34.4 kg and 54.3 kg and boys between 35.8 kg to 55.7 kg

Q. How tall should a 13 year girl be?

A: Since genetics is a crucial factor that determines height, there is nothing that could exactly tell you what should be the ideal height of a 13 year old boy or a girl. Though they can determine their weight through a weight chart. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the average height of a 13 year old, whether male or female, should be anywhere between 4’11 to 5’1 feet.

Q. What is overweight for a 12 year old?

A: Overweight is something when a person exceeds the average weight according to their height. According to the height and weight chart, suppose a 12 year old has a height of 4’10, so his/her average weight should be 39.9 kg to 49.9 kg. If his/her BMI exceeds25 to 25.9 above the desired range, he/she is considered overweight.

Q. Is being 5’6 tall for a girl?

A: Genes play a significant role in determining if a person is tall or short. Different communities believe in certain standards that implies if a person is tall or not. As per the Asian standards, the average female height is 5 feet and the European standard height for females is 5’6 feet. In the United States and Canada an average height for a female is 5’2″

Q. Is 5’11 average height for a guy?

A: The average height for a male differs from Country to Country, from hormone make-up to their Dietary habits and mainly their genetic make-up. According to NCD Risk factor Collaboration, the average height for males worldwide is 5’4 ft to 5’11 ft, depending on countries and ethnicities. So, it can be said a 5’11 height is an average height among men. Also, don’t forget to keep a check on your weight along with your height, by looking at our height weight chart.

Q. Is 5ft 5 tall for a 13 year old boy?

IA: t isn’t easy to calculate a person’s height just by mentioning their age. However, height can determine the weight of a person through a weight chart. As per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 5’5 is tall for a 13 year old male/female.

Q. Is 6 foot 3 a good height?

A: Average Weight, Underweight or Overweight are basic interpretations of a height weight chart. Similarly, height depends on various factors. So, to answer the question, yes 6’3 feet is considered relatively tall compared to the average worldwide height.

Q. Is 67 kg a healthy weight?

A: We would be needing a little more than that to conclude if it’s a healthy weight. For accurate results, we need to know the Weight according to height and gender, age, body frame.

Q. What is 160 CM in Feet and Inches?

A. 160 Centimeters = 5 Feet, 2.992 Inches

Q. What is 162 CM in Feet and Inches?

A. 162 Centimeters = 5 Feet, 3.7795 Inches

Q. What is 163 CM in Feet and Inches?

A. 163 Centimeters = 5 Feet, 4.1732 Inches

Q. What is 168 CM in Feet and Inches?

A. 168 Centimeters = 5 Feet, 6.1417 Inches

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Q. What is 175 CM in Feet and Inches?

A. 175 Centimeters = 5 Feet, 8.8976 Inches

Q. What is 157 CM in Feet and Inches?

A. 157 Centimeters = 5 Feet, 1.8110 Inches

Q. What is 152 CM in Feet and Inches?

A. 152 Centimeters = 4 Feet, 11.843 Inches

Q. What is 167 CM in Feet and Inches?

A. 167 Centimeters = 5 Feet, 5.7480 Inches

Q. What is 155 CM in Feet and Inches?

A. 155 Centimeters = 5 Feet, 1.0236 Inches

Q. What is 173 CM in Feet and Inches?

A. 173 Centimeters = 5 Feet, 8.1102 Inches

Q. What is 150 CM in Feet and Inches?

A. 150 Centimeters = 4 Feet, 11.06 Inches

Q. What is 169 CM in Feet and Inches?

A. 169 Centimeters = 5 Feet, 6.5354 Inches

Q. What is 166 CM in Feet and Inches?

A. 166 Centimeters = 5 Feet, 5.3543 Inches

Q. What is 183 CM in Feet and Inches?

A. 183 Centimeters = 6 Feet, 0.047244 Inches

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How do you calculate ideal weight for male and female writing? ›

Ideal body weight for men is computed with the formula: 50 + (0.91 × [height in centimeters – 152.4]) Ideal body weight for women is computed with the formula: 45.5 + (0.91 × [height in centimeters – 152.4])

How much should I weigh for my age and gender? ›

Battle of the sexes: Weight based on your age and gender
Age (years)Lower percentile weight (lbs)“Average” percentile weight (lbs)
15–1695–104 or less100–152
16–17104–112 or less110–160
17–18112–117 or less117–166
18–19117–121 or less123–171
14 more rows
Mar 2, 2021

How much should I weigh at age 60? ›

Metropolitan tables list ideal body weight ranges for women of different heights and frame sizes. For example, a woman over 60 who is 5 feet 2 inches tall has an ideal body weight range of 108 to 143 pounds, while a 5-foot-6 woman has a desirable weight range of 120 to 159 pounds.

What is the weight according to age? ›

The weight of a 19-29 years old boy should be 83.4 kg, while the weight of a girl should be up to 73.4 kg. Weight of a boy between 30-39 years should be up to 90.3 kg, while the weight of a girl should be up to 76.7 kg. Weight of a 40-49 years old boy should be 90.9 kg, while a girl should weigh 76.2 kg.

What is the normal weight of man and woman? ›

Ideal Weight Chart
5' 9"144 - 176 lbs.131 - 160 lbs.
5' 10"149 - 183 lbs.135 - 165 lbs.
5' 11"155 - 189 lbs.140 - 171 lbs.
6' 0"160 - 196 lbs.144 - 176 lbs.
28 more rows

What is the perfect weight for a woman? ›

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute indicates that a healthy weight for a woman who is 5 feet, 4 inches tall ranges from 110 to 140 pounds with a BMI of 19 to 24. A woman whose BMI score is above 25 falls in the overweight category and 30 and above falls in the obesity category.

How do I calculate my ideal weight? ›

Updated Equations for Ideal Weight
  1. Weight in pounds = 5 x BMI + (BMI divided by 5) x (Height in inches minus 60)
  2. Weight in kilograms = 2.2 x BMI + (3.5 x BMI) x (Height in meters minus 1.5)
Jul 26, 2022

Is there a male and female BMI chart? ›

BMI calculations are not adjusted for gender (except when they're used for children and teens), so BMI charts are the same for adult men and women.

What is the rule of thumb for weight? ›

Here is an easy rule of thumb for estimating ideal body weight, consistent with findings of the Harvard study: For women, 100 pounds for a height of 5 feet, with five additional pounds for each added inch of height. For men, 106 pounds for a height of 5 feet, and six additional pounds for every added inch of height.

How do you calculate BMI for males and females? ›

Body Mass Index is a simple calculation using a person's height and weight. The formula is BMI = kg/m2 where kg is a person's weight in kilograms and m2 is their height in metres squared. A BMI of 25.0 or more is overweight, while the healthy range is 18.5 to 24.9. BMI applies to most adults 18-65 years.

Do you weigh more as you age? ›

As you age, your muscle mass decreases and your fat mass increases. Fat is less metabolically active than muscle—you don't need as many calories to maintain fat as you do to maintain muscle. Hormonal changes can also lead to weight gain.

At what age do you weigh the most? ›

“Obesity incidence starts increasing in one's twenties and peaks at 40 to 59, and then decreases slightly after age 60,” says Craig Primack, MD, an obesity medicine physician at the Scottsdale Weight Loss Center in Arizona.

Does age make a difference in ideal weight? ›

Older adults tend to lose muscle and bone, so more of their body weight is likely to come from fat. Younger people and athletes may weigh more due to strong muscles and denser bones. These realities can skew your BMI number and make it less accurate for predicting exact body fat levels.

How can I slim down after 60? ›

Burn more calories than you eat or drink. Eat more veggies, fruits, whole grains, fish, beans, and low-fat or fat-free dairy; and keep meat and poultry lean. Limit empty calories, like sugars and foods with little or no nutritional value. Avoid fad diets because the results don't last.

What is obese for a 60 year old woman? ›

Doctors recommend most adults keep their BMI between 18 and 24.9. Adults with a BMI over 25 are considered obese. On the other hand, older adults do better if they have a BMI between 25 and 27. Research shows that adults over 65 who are underweight experience more health issues and shorter life expectancy.

What is the normal weight for a 70 year old man? ›


Does weight range change with age? ›

Changes in total body weight vary for men and women. Men often gain weight until about age 55, and then begin to lose weight later in life. This may be related to a drop in the male sex hormone testosterone. Women usually gain weight until age 65, and then begin to lose weight.

What is the average American woman's weight? ›

American women aged 20 years and above weigh an average of 170.6 pounds (lbs), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) . Height-wise, the average adult female is 5 feet 3.7 inches, and her waist measures 38.2 inches.

What is an unhealthy weight for a man? ›

If your BMI is 18.5 to 24.9, it falls within the Healthy Weight range. If your BMI is 25.0 to 29.9, it falls within the overweight range. If your BMI is 30.0 or higher, it falls within the obese range.

What is the perfect height and weight for a man? ›

The average American man 20 years old and up weighs 197.9 pounds . The average waist circumference is 40.2 inches, and the average height is just over 5 feet 9 inches (about 69.1 inches) tall.

How much should a 5ft 5 woman weigh? ›

Height and Weight Chart
5' 5"114 to 149 lbs.150 to 179 lbs.
5' 6"118 to 154 lbs.155 to 185 lbs.
5' 7"121 to 158 lbs.159 to 190 lbs.
5' 8"125 to 163 lbs.164 to 196 lbs.
17 more rows

How to decrease belly fat? ›

To battle belly fat:
  1. Eat a healthy diet. Focus on plant-based foods, such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains, and choose lean sources of protein and low-fat dairy products. ...
  2. Replace sugary beverages. ...
  3. Keep portion sizes in check. ...
  4. Include physical activity in your daily routine.

Where is the first place you put weight on? ›

According to our experts, the reason you gain weight so rapidly in your midsection and not in, say, your calves and forearms is because the adipocytes (or fat cells), which are found throughout the body, are more plentiful in the hips, butt, stomach, and thigh area for women and stomach for men.

How to lose weight fast? ›

15 Expert-Backed Tips for Safe and Sustainable Weight Loss
  1. Implement Long-Term Lifestyle and Behavior Changes. ...
  2. Focus on the First 5% to 10% ...
  3. Reduce Your Intake of Ultra-Processed Carbs and Sweets. ...
  4. Eat More Plants. ...
  5. Pump Up Your Protein. ...
  6. Drink More Water. ...
  7. Eat a Well-Rounded Breakfast. ...
  8. Stand Up and Move More.
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Does age affect BMI? ›

Weight is associated with a number of demographic and socioeconomic factors. Research has shown that BMI increases with age (Ogden et al., 2006; Sakamoto, 2006).

What age is easiest to lose weight? ›

According to the study by supplement company Forza, turning 30 is the biggest inspiration for both men and women to lose weight.

How do you stay thin as you age? ›

Five Tips on Maintaining Your Weight as You Age
  1. Tip 1: Eat a balanced diet. ...
  2. Tip 2: Keep track of what you eat and plan your meals. ...
  3. Tip 3: Be active. ...
  4. Tip 4: Make small changes. ...
  5. Tip 5: Make healthy choices when dining out. ...
  6. How can a dietitian help? ...
  7. Bottom line.
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Why am I gaining weight when I barely eat? ›

Unintentional weight gain occurs when you put on weight without increasing your consumption of food or liquid and without decreasing your activity. This occurs when you're not trying to gain weight. It's often due to fluid retention, abnormal growths, constipation, or pregnancy.

At what age is it hard to lose weight? ›

As we reach our 30's, our bodies usually need less energy, meaning we may not be able to eat the way we did in our 20's. Then, as you move past 40 and head to middle age, changes in muscle, hormones and metabolism all make it harder to stay trim.

At what age does a woman's metabolism slow down? ›

“Metabolic rate is really stable all through adult life, 20 to 60 years old,” said study author Herman Pontzer, an associate professor of evolutionary anthropology at Duke University and author of “Burn,” a new book about metabolism.

Why is my waist getting bigger as I get older? ›

A combination of things happens as we age. We tend to lose muscle mass, so our abdominal muscles aren't as tight as they once were, and the loss of elastin and collagen in our skin allows gravity to have its way so skin starts to sag. Both can cause the waistline to expand.

What happens to your body at age 70? ›

Your Bones, Joints, and Muscles

Your muscles get weaker, and the tendons -- which connect muscles to your skeleton -- get stiffer. This will decrease your strength and flexibility. In your 70s, you might lose an inch or two off your height as disks in your back flatten.

Why is my body falling apart at 50? ›

In addition to changes in muscle, ligaments and tendons (which attach muscle to bone), also change. As a result of these changes (which include increased dehydration and "brittleness"), adults over 50 experience increased healing time. Injuries such as tendonitis become more likely over time.

How do I calculate my weight for my age? ›

For Infants < 12 months: Weight (kg) = (age in months + 9)/2 For Children aged 1-5 years: Weight (kg) = 2 x (age in years + 5) For Children aged 5-14 years: Weight (kg) = 4 x age in years.

What is my height for my age calculator? ›

The formula estimating average height of normal children aged 2 - 10 years was, height (cm) = age (yr) x 6.5 + 76 (cm).

How do I find my ideal weight for my height? ›

It is calculated according to BMI = weight/height² . The optimal, healthy range for BMI is between 18.5 and 24.9. Our ideal weight calculator converts this back into weight, presenting to you the range of appropriate weights for your height.

Does my age affect my weight? ›

As you age, your muscle mass decreases and your fat mass increases. Fat is less metabolically active than muscle—you don't need as many calories to maintain fat as you do to maintain muscle. Hormonal changes can also lead to weight gain.

Does age matter in body weight? ›

The aging process brings about many changes in body composition, often without concomitant changes in body weight and body mass index (BMI) [1]. In general, as individuals age, percent body fat increases and lean mass and bone mineral density decrease.

Does age matter for ideal weight? ›

Indeed, because muscle mass decreases with age, it might be wise to shift the healthy BMI range for older adults. The same BMI could mean very different things at age 25 versus age 75.

Which parent determines height? ›

The genetics of height

If they are tall or short, then your own height is said to end up somewhere based on the average heights between your two parents. Genes aren't the sole predictor of a person's height. In some instances, a child might be much taller than their parents and other relatives.

What is the height according to age? ›

Average Height to Weight for Female Children - 2 to 12 Years
Female Children: 2 - 12 Years
3 Years31.5 lb. (14.29 kg)37.0" (94 cm)
4 Years34.0 lb. (15.42 kg)39.5" (100.3 cm)
5 Years39.5 lb. (17.92 kg)42.5" (107.9 cm)
6 Years44.0 lb. (19.96 kg)45.5" (115.5 cm)
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What is the most accurate height calculator? ›

The Khamis-Roche method

This method is one of the most accurate methods for predicting the future adult height of the child without determining the skeleton age.

Does your weight matter on your height? ›

Does body weight affect height? A 2011 study suggests that there is “no association between adult height and weight status.” But there *are* a bunch of ways that having a higher or lower weight can impact both your standing height and perceived height. Plus, “you can't eat yourself taller” applies only after puberty.

How much should a 5 5 female weigh? ›

Height and Weight Chart
5' 5"114 to 149 lbs.150 to 179 lbs.
5' 6"118 to 154 lbs.155 to 185 lbs.
5' 7"121 to 158 lbs.159 to 190 lbs.
5' 8"125 to 163 lbs.164 to 196 lbs.
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