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Ideal Body Weight

The healthy and ideal body weight's concept was born out of the recognition that we needed to shift the attention away from body weight alone and focus on healthy living in general. Healthy living involves eating well, being active and feeling good about oneself. It is believed that the healthy living approach will help us achieve healthy weight in a positive and safe way.

Ideal body weight for adults is a very useful tool to check the appropriate weight for height for an individual. It is very essential to maintain ideal weight to prevent any health risks.

A Healthy body weight is a weight range (not one ideal weight) appropriate for a particular height and body build. It is a weight at which you will:

» feel fit and flexible;
» fell healthy and energetic;
» Be at lower risk for weight related health problems.

Appropriate weight can be calculated in kilograms or pounds for a specific height.

Height and Weight Table for Women

Height (Feet Inches) Small Frame Medium Frame Large Frame
4' 10" 102 111 109 121 118 131
4' 11" 103 113 111 123 120 134
5' 0" 104 115 113 126 122 137
5' 1" 106 118 115 129 125 140
5' 2" 108 121 118 132 128 143
5' 3" 111 124 121 135 131 147
5' 4" 114 127 124 138 134 151
5' 5" 117 130 127 141 137 155
5' 6" 120 133 130 144 140 159
5' 7" 123 136 133 147 143 163
5' 8" 126 139 136 150 146 167
5' 9" 129 142 139 153 149 170
5' 10" 132 145 142 156 152 173
5' 11" 135 148 145 159 155 176
6' 0" 138 151 148 162 158 179

Height and Weight Table for Men

Height (Feet Inches) Small Frame Medium Frame Large Frame
5' 2" 128 134 131 141 138 150
5' 3" 130 136 133 143 140 153
5'' 4" 132 138 135 145 142 156
5' 5" 134 140 137 148 144 160
5' 6" 136 142 139 151 146 164
5' 7" 138 145 142 154 149 168
5' 8" 140 148 145 157 152 172
5' 9" 142 151 148 160 155 176
5' 10" 144 154 151 163 158 180
5' 11" 146 157 154 166 161 184
6' 0" 149 160 157 170 164 188
6' 1" 152 164 160 174 168 192
6' 2" 155 168 164 178 172 197
6' 3" 158 172 167 182 176 202
6' 4" 162 176 171 187 181 207

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