A 45-year-old female asked:
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hi, what is the ideal weight for a 45 year old woman who is 5 foot 3 inches?

2 doctor answers
Dr. Liesa Harte
29 years experience Family Medicine
Ideal weight: Body composition is even more important that weight. You could have an ideal weight , but if your body fat percentage is high, that is not healthy. I recommend you find a way to check your body composition. You can plug your height and weight into polic actions online and find out your BMI, but that will give misleading results for many since it only takes into account height and weight.
Answered on Feb 3, 2018
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
You decide: Dr. Harte has given you good advice. The "ideal weight" charts are from a bygone age and are subscientific. Your best weight is what looks and feels right to you, when you are able to take part in physical exercise successfully at a level competitive with your peers or above. It's good that you ask, and I hope you'll focus on a healthy lifestyle all around rather than a number.
Answered on May 15, 2018

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