What is Your Ideal Body Weight?

When it comes to ideal body weight one answer won't work for everybody.

Women tend to imagine their ideal weight unrealistically low. Men tend to allow their ideal weight to be higher than medically recommended.

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Your personal weight choice:
thin
few pounds overweight
bigger

Here is simple method to determine what ideal weight should be for woman and man considering different body frames.

For Women

The ideal weight for a woman who is exactly 5 feet tall is 100 pounds. For every additional inch above 5 feet, add five pounds. If you are shorter then 5 feet tall, subtract 5 pounds for every inch you measure below 5 feet.

Next is to determine weather you have a small, medium or large frame. By using measuring tape, measure your wrist. If your wrist measure exactly 6 inches you have medium frame and weight number you calculated above, does not need to be adjusted. If your wrist measures less than 6 inches, subtract 10 percent from your ideal weight. If your wrist measures more than 6 inches, add 10 percent to your ideal weight.

For Man

The ideal weight for a man who is exactly 5 feet tall is 106 pounds. For every additional inch above 5 feet, add 6 pounds. If you are shorter then 5 feet tall, subtract 6 pounds for every inch you measure below 5 feet.

To determine weather you have a small, medium or large frame measure your wrist. If your wrist measure exactly 7 inches you have medium frame and you do not need to adjust your ideal weight. If your wrist is smaller than 7 inches, you have small frame and should subtract 10 percent from your ideal weight. If your wrist is larger than 7 inches, you have large frame and should add 10 percent to your ideal weight.


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The information provided through this site section is intended for general understanding and education only and is not intended to be and is not a substitute for professional advice.


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