Ideal Height and Weight Chart for Men and Women

Are you overweight? Only you can decide exactly what your ideal weight should be. The charts on these pages provide a guide to the weight range you should be aiming for.

Remember that a large framed person will weigh considerably more than a smaller framed person of the same height. However, don’t be too quick to attach a big build label to yourself the best test of whether or not you are overweight is honesty and an objective eye.

Gauging your frame

Women: If your wrist measures 13.5 cm (5 ½ cm) or less, you have a small frame; between 13.5 cm and 16 cm (5 ½ and 6 ¼ in) is a medium frame; 16 cm (6 ¼ in) and over is a large frame.

MenMeasure chest, width of shoulders and length of hands and feet. Chest 96 cm (38 in), shoulders 42.5 cm (17 in), hands 17.5 cm (7 in), feet 20 cm (8 in) or less would be a small frame; chest 112 cm (44 in), shoulders 52.5 cm (21 in), hands 23.5 cm (9 ½ in), feet 25 cm (10 in) or more would be a large frame. Anything between these two set of measurements would be a medium frame.

The weights and heights given allow for indoor clothing and shoes with 25 mm (1 in) heels for men and 50 mm (2 in) heels for women.

Height and Weight Chart for Women

Metres

Height

Small frame

Medium Frame

Large frame

Ft

in

Kilos

Pounds

Kilos

Pounds

Kilos

Pounds

1.47 4 10 41-44 92-98 43-48 96-107 47-53 104-119
1.49 4 11 42-45 94-101 44-49 98-110 48-55 106-122
1.52 5 0 43-47 96-104 45-51 101-113 49-56 109-125
1.54 5 1 44-48 99-107 47-52 104-116 50-58 112-128
1.57 5 2 46-49 102-110 48-53 107-119 52-59 115-131
1.60 5 3 47-51 105-113 49-55 110-122 53-60 118-134
1.62 5 4 48-52 108-116 51-57 113-126 54-62 121-138
1.65 5 5 50-53 111-119 52-58 116-130 56-64 125-142
1.67 5 6 51-55 114-123 54-61 120-135 58-66 129-146
1.70 5 7 53-57 118-127 56-63 124-139 60-68 133-150
1.72 5 8 55-59 122-131 58-54 128-143 62-69 137-154
1.75 5 9 57-61 126-135 59-66 132-147 63-71 141-158
1.77 5 10 58-63 130-140 61-68 136-151 65-73 145-163
1.80 5 11 60-65 134-144 63-70 141-155 67-76 149-168
1.82 6 0 62-67 138-148 65-72 144-159 69-78 153-174
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Ideal Height and Weight Chart for Women

Height and Weight Chart for Men

Metres

Height

Small frame

Medium Frame

Large frame

Ft

in

Kilos

Pounds

Kilos

Pounds

Kilos

Pounds

1.57 5 2 50-54 112-120 53-58 118-129 57-63 126-141
1.60 5 3 52-55 115-123 54-60 121-133 58-65 129-144
1.62 5 4 53-57 118-126 56-61 124-136 59-67 132-148
1.65 5 5 54-58 121-129 57-63 127-139 61-68 135-152
1.67 5 6 56-60 124-133 58-64 130-143 62-70 138-156
1.70 5 7 58-62 128-137 60-66 134-147 64-73 142-161
1.72 5 8 59-63 132-141 62-68 138-152 66-75 147-166
1.75 5 9 61-65 136-145 64-70 142-156 68-77 151-170
1.77 5 10 63-68 140-150 66-82 146-160 70-78 155-174
1.80 5 11 65-69 144-154 68-74 150-165 72-81 159-179
1.82 6 0 67-71 148-158 69-77 154-170 74-83 164-184
1.85 6 1 68-73 152-162 71-79 158-175 76-85 168-189
1.87 6 2 70-75 156-167 73-82 162-180 78-87 173-194
1.90 6 3 72-77 160-171 75-83 167-185 80-90 187-199
1.93 6 4 74-79 164-175 78-86 172-190 82-92 182-204
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Height and Weight Chart for Men

Putting yourself to the test

Stand naked in front of a full length mirror and ask yourself whether you like what you see, or whether certain areas of your body could be improved.

Measuring fat is not easy, but a simple and fairly accurate way to determine if you’re extra with is really due to heavy bones is the pinch test. Take skin between your thumb and first finger form any of the fat prone areas just below the shoulder blade, the back of the upper arm, the midriff and inner things.

If you can pinch more than an inch of skin you can consider yourself overweight and ready to shed that excess fat by cutting down the calories you consume. After all, being too fat simple means that you are taking in more food than your body needs.

Why diet?

Slimming does more than reduce weight and make you look more attractive: it also makes you healthier. If you are overweight, you body is likely to protest at being asked to bear the extra load.

This protest may take the form of flat feet, aching legs, backache, varicose veins and hernias. Conditions such as bronchitis, high blood pressure, diabetes, gall stones and heart disease are also more common in overweight people.

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