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Your ideal body weight is an estimate of what your healthy weight is. This estimate is different for men and women and also varies according to your height and frame size. The ideal body weight calculators and charts below will help you to calculate your healthy weight. Compare this weight with the height and frame charts for further information. If your weight exceeds the ideal body weight range for a person of your age, height and frame size then you may need to reduce your weight.

 

This information is an estimate only - consult with your doctor or nutritionalist for further information about your weight loss goals.

 

Ideal Body Weight for Women

Use the Ideal Body Weight Calculator below to estimate your healthy weight:

 

Height : (feet) (inches)
 
   
Your Healthy Weight : pounds

 

Plus or minus 10% is an ideal weight range. Now compare your results with the Ideal Body Weight Chart for Women. If your weight exceeds the Ideal Body Weight range for your height and frame, then you may need to reduce your weight.

 

Ideal Body Weight for Men

Use the Ideal Body Weight Calculator below to estimate your healthy weight:

 

Height : (feet) (inches)
   
   
Your Healthy Weight : pounds

 

Plus or minus 10% is an ideal weight range. Now compare your results with the Ideal Body Weight Chart for Men. If your weight exceeds the Ideal Body Weight range for your height and frame, then you may need to reduce your weight.

 

How to Determine your Frame Size

If you have always wondered what size frame you are, here is the method the insurance company used. This will be easier with the help of a friend.

 

  1. Extend your arm in front of your body bending your elbow at a ninety degree angle to your body. (your arm is parallel to your body).

  2. Keep your fingers straight and turn the inside of your wrist to your body.

  3. Place your thumb and index finger on the two prominent bones on either side of your elbow, measure the distance between the bones with a tape measure or calipers.

  4. Compare to the medium-framed chart below. Select your height based on what you are barefoot. If you are below the listed inches, your frame is small. If you are above, your frame is large

 

ELBOW MEASUREMENTS FOR MEDIUM FRAME
HeightElbowHeightElbow
MenBreadthWomenBreadth
5'2"-5'3"21/2"-27/8"4'10"-4'11"21/4"-21/2"
5'4"-5'7"25/8"-27/8"5'0"-5'3"21/4"-21/2"
5'8"-5'11"23/4"-3"5'4"-5'7"23/8"-25/8"
6'0"-6'3"23/4"-31/8"5'8"-5'11"23/8"-25/8"
6'4"27/8"-31/4"6'0"21/2"-23/4"

 

Ideal Body Weight Chart for For Women 25-59 years of Age

Height in Feet&InchesSmall FrameMedium FrameLarge Frame
4'10"102-111109-121118-131
4'11"103-113111-123120-134
5'0"104-115113-126122-137
5'1"106-118115-129125-140
5'2"108-121118-132128-143
5'3"111-124121-135131-147
5'4"114-127124-138134-151
5'5"117-130127-141137-155
5'6"120-133130-144140-159
5'7"123-136133-147143-163
5'8"126-139136-150146-167
5'9"129-142139-153149-170
5'10"132-145142-156152-173
5'11"135-148145-159155-176
6'0"138-151148-162158-179

 

Ideal Body Weight Chart for For Men 25-59 years of Age

Height in Feet&InchesSmall FrameMedium FrameLarge Frame
5'2"128-134131-141138-150
5'3"130-136133-143140-153
5'4"132-138135-145142-156
5'5"134-140137-148144-160
5'6"136-142139-151146-164
5'7"138-145142-154149-168
5'8"140-148145-157152-172
5'9"142-151151-163155-176
5'10"144-154151-163158-180
5'11"146-157154-166161-184
6'0"149-160157-170164-188
6'1"152-164160-174168-192
6'2"155-168165-178172-197
6'3"158-172167-182176-202
6'4"162-176171-187181-207
 

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