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Healthy Weight - Quick Estimate
How to Estimate Healthy Weight Range for Your Height
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How to Calculate Whether You Are Underweight, Normal Weight or Overweight

Quick Weight Estimate

How To Estimate Weight - Men & Women

The best way to estimate whether you are underweight, normal weight, overweight or obese, is to see how your weight/shape ranks according to the Body Mass Index or the guidelines for Body Fat Percentage, Waist Circumference or Waist Hip Ratio.

These weight-assessment methods are likely to give you a more precise estimate.

Estimate Weight - Using Quick Method

For a ballpark estimate of your weight status, use the following rule of thumb.

(a) Estimate your individual healthy weight.
(b) Calculate your weight range by adding and deducting 10 percent.

Quick Weight Estimate - Men

- Allow 108 pounds for 5 feet.
- Add 6 pounds per inch over 5 feet, OR deduct 6 pounds per inch under 5 feet.
- To find your healthy weight range add and deduct 10 percent.

Weight Estimate Example

You are 6 feet tall.
Allow 108 pounds for your 5 feet.
Then add 6 pounds X 12 = 72 pounds.
Your individual healthy weight is 108 + 72 = 180 pounds.
Add and deduct 10 percent (18) for your healthy weight range.
This makes your healthy weight range: 162-198 pounds.

Quick Weight Estimate - Women

- Allow 100 pounds for 5 feet.
- Add 5 pounds per inch over 5 feet, OR deduct 5 pounds per inch under 5 feet.
- To find your healthy weight range add and deduct 10 percent.

Weight Estimate Example

You are 5 feet 4 inches tall.
Allow 100 pounds for your 5 feet.
Then add 5 pounds X 4 = 20 pounds.
Your individual healthy weight is 100 + 20 = 120 pounds.
Add and deduct 10 percent (12) for your healthy weight range.
This makes your healthy weight range: 108-132 pounds.

 

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