How Do You Calculate Your Ideal Weight?

How Do You Calculate Your Ideal Weight?

How Do You Calculate Your Ideal Weight?

To calculate your ideal weight, first measure your height. An average to medium built woman over 21 years old who is 5 feet tall has an ideal weight of 100 pounds. An average to medium built man over 21 years of age who is 6 feet tall has an ideal weight of 170 pounds. For each inch over those heights, add 5 pounds to determine ideal weight.

Women over 5 feet tall multiply the number of inches over 5 feet by five and add it to 100. A woman who is 5 feet, 4 inches tall would multiply four by five and get 20. Her ideal weight is 120 pounds. Women shorter than 5 feet multiply the number of inches below five feet by 5 and subtract the number from 100. A woman who is 4 feet, 9 inches tall multiplies three by five for a product of 15. Her ideal weight is 85 pounds.

The same calculations occur for men but there is a different starting height and weight. A man who is 6 feet, 5 inches tall multiplies five by five for a product of 25. His ideal weight is 195 pounds. A man who is 5 feet, 9 inches tall multiplies nine by five and gets 45. His ideal weight is 125 pounds.

If a person has a more muscular frame or a naturally thin frame, the ideal weight changes. Children, teenagers and pregnant women also have different ideal weight measurements. Always consult a doctor to determine the most healthy weight for you.