Ideal Weight According to Height

Maintaining sound health is most likely to be the last thought in most young adults’ minds. However, as we grow older, we understand the importance of the saying ‘Health is wealth.’ For adults, sound health means leading a disease-free life; whereas, in children, it is essential for proper growth (physical as well as mental).

Most medical practitioners consider the height and weight chart to measure good health in adults. In children, the height-weight chart holds greater importance as it is a benchmark for their overall development.

In this section, we are focusing mainly on the height and weight chart for adults. Let us begin by understanding what the height-weight chart is.

Height and Weight Chart

As per health experts, the two primary aspects that impact your health as you grow older are -

  1. Height
  2. Weight

These parameters are correlated using the height and weight chart. In simple terms, it helps you and your doctor understand whether your height and weight are in proportion and that it mirrors your current state of health.

Depending on your gender, whether you are a man or woman, the height and weight chart will differ. This is because men and women have different biological and physiological alignments. Therefore, they have varying muscle and mass composition in their body.

But before we get into the details of the height-weight chart for men and women, let us understand what the chart interprets.

Height and Weight Chart - Interpretation

As explained above, the height and weight chart help you evaluate the correlation between the two parameters. The ratio obtained will fall under one of the following categories -

  • Average weight - It means the individual is well within the defined health range.
  • Underweight - It means the individual is below the standard health range. Consult a medical expert and find a reason and remedy for the same.
  • Overweight - It means the individual is above the defined health range. In other words, the person is obese.

Now, let us discuss the height and weight chart for men and women in detail.

Height and Weight Chart for Men

The height and weight chart for men is as follows -

Height

Weight

In Inches

In Centimetres

In Kgs

4’6”

137

28.5 – 34.9

4’7”

140

30.8 – 38.1

4’8”

142

33.5 – 40.8

4’9”

145

35.8 – 43.9

4’10”

147

38.5 – 46.7

4’11”

150

40.8 – 49.9

5’0”

152

4.1 – 53

5’1”

155

45.8 – 55.8

5’2”

157

48.1 – 58.9

5’3”

160

50.8 – 60.1

5’4”

163

5.0 – 64.8

5’5”

165

55.3 – 68

5’6”

168

58 – 70.7

5’7”

170

60.3 – 73.9

5’8”

173

63 – 70.6

5’9”

175

65.3 – 79.8

5’10”

178

67.6 – 83

5’11”

180

70.3 – 85.7

6’0”

183

72.6 – 88.9

Height and Weight Chart for Women

The height and weight chart applied to women is as follows -

Height

Weight

In Inches

In Centimetres

In Kgs

4’6”

137

28.5 – 34.9

4’7”

140

30.8 – 37.6

4’8”

142

32.6 – 39.9

4’9”

145

34.9 – 42.6

4’10”

147

36.4 – 44.9

4’11”

150

39 – 47.6

5’0”

152

40.8 – 49.9

5’1”

155

43.1 – 52.6

5’2”

157

44.9 – 54.9

5’3”

160

47.2 – 57.6

5’4”

163

49 – 59.9

5’5”

165

51.2 – 62.6

5’6”

168

53 – 64.8

5’7”

170

55.3 – 67.6

5’8”

173

57.1 – 69.8

5’9”

175

59.4 – 72.6

5’10”

178

61.2 – 74.8

5’11”

180

63.5 – 77.5

6’0”

183

65.3 – 79.8

Tips to Maintain an Ideal Weight

The height-weight chart is more pronounced in adults as compared to children. Most people use the BMI calculator to determine healthy body weight. You should know that any deviation in an individual’s weight is natural, and can be due to the lifestyle he/she may be leading.

3 tips for maintaining ideal weight in men and women -

  • Stick to a healthy diet

Our eating habits can have a significant impact on weight deviation, especially if you are among the people with slow metabolism. Hence, it is necessary to maintain a strict diet that is full of nutrition. For those looking to lose weight need to find a diet plan that ensures they eat all the food necessary to maintain a healthy weight without increasing the fats content in the body.

  • Exercise

It is in your best interest to lead an energetic day. While you are managing your nutritions with a strict diet plan, you also need to get yourself some exercise. Look for workout plans that help you to maintain a balance in your calorie intake and calories burned. Also, ensure that you continue exercising even after you have accomplished your healthy weight range, as it will encourage you to lead a healthy and fit life.

  • Reduce stress

In case you are under a lot of stress due to work or personal concerns, there are ways you can ease it. Switch to healthy food habits, daily workout, and getting a sound sleep. Further, you can reduce stress and feel more relaxed after shunning lifestyle habits such as smoking, drinking, or taking excessive caffeine.

Impact of being Overweight

You can calculate the Body Mass Index for yourself by using the BMI calculator to determine your weight range. However, the BMI value may not be an ideal way to determine your healthy body weight. But other techniques available are expensive and inconvenient for most people.

On the other hand, it is important to note that you are bound to lose muscles and bone density as you grow older. Hence, fat becomes a determining factor when charting healthy weight in any individual. Compared to men, women tend to carry greater fat content in their body. In conjunction with the BMI value, you can enhance the accuracy of your height and weight chart by the following methods -

  • Waist-to-hip-ratio (WHR)
  • Waist-to-height-ratio
  • Body fat percentage
  • Body shape and waist

Conclusion

Understanding the importance of the height and weight chart will allow you to maintain healthy body weight. Moreover, note that this value may impact your health insurance premium. Most insurers in India take the BMI value of the applicant as one of the premium-determining factors.

People suffering from obesity usually have to pay a high premium on their health insurance. So, maintaining a healthy body weight from an early stage in life will not only reduce your health policy premiums but allow you to lead a happy and long life.

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