What is my Ideal Weight for my Height and Age ?

  posted by: Gretchen



BMI - Ideal weight for height and ageAre you very conscious of your physical appearance?  Do you think about the ratio of your height to your weight and age?  Do you ask if you have the right body proportion?  Do you ask this question, “What is my ideal weight for my height and age?” Well this is natural for humans particularly in today’s world in which health and fitness becomes a major issue.  Often weight is directly proportional to health but health is determined by some factors like medical history of your family, dietary habits, stress or simply lifestyle.  We have different body types.

Ideal Weight for Your Height and Age

Factors affecting weight include age, height, sex, muscle-fat ratio, and bone density.  Some say your Body Mass Index (BMI) is the best way to determine if your body weight is ideal but others it is not accurate because it is not responsible to muscle mass.  So they claim that waist-hip ratio is a lot better.

Comparing yourself with people around you does not even work to determine what your ideal weight is.

Body Mass Index (BMI)

Your BMI is your weight in relation to your height.

  • BMI metric units: Calculate your BMI using your weight (kg) divided by the square of your height (m). Below is an example:

Weight: 80kg

Height: 1.8 m

1.82 =3.24

80/3.24 = BMI 24.69

  • Imperial units: It’s calculated with your weight in p0unds times 703 divided by the square of your height in inches. Look at the example below:

Weight: 90 lbs

Height: 6 ft (72”)

722 = 1584

190 (703) then divide it by 5184 = BMI 25.76

Check the following figures from NHS to test if you have the right weight :

  • Underweight: BMI is less than 18.5
  • Ideal: BMI is between 18.5 and 25.
  • Overweight: BMI is between 25 and 30.
  • Obese: BMI is over 30.

To find your perfect weight for your height, look for some body weight charts for men and women to correct it right away.  If you need to lose weight then exercise and target the healthy or average weight for your height and age.


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