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How can I determine my ideal body weight? For example, I am 44 years, six feet, male - what weight should I strive for?

How can I determine my ideal body weight? For example, I am 44 years, six feet, male - what weight should I strive for?

Different formulas: Males: ibw = 50 kg + 2.3 kg for each inch over 5 feet. Thus for you: 50 kg + (2.3 kg x 12 ") = 50 + 27.6 = 77.6 kg (x 2.2 lb/kg) = 170.72 lb. Other formulas will give slightly different results. Try to add muscle instead of fat to maintain a healthy body. If you're overweight, exercise to tone muscle & lose fat. ...Read more

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What is 85% of my ideal body weight i'm 1, 83 (about 5'11.5)?

What is 85% of my ideal body weight i'm 1, 83 (about 5'11.5)?

You're not a number: "ideal weight" is entertainment and subscience. Your best weight is whatever looks and feels right to you with you doing well at your favorite sports. The last few years' worth of prospective studies have exploded "pop" notions in which body mass index was misapplied. Hit exercise hard, eat sensibly, take charge and be the person and have the body that you know is right for you. ...Read more

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What's the best way to determine the ideal body weight?

What's the best way to determine the ideal body weight?

Estimate with BMI: No simple tool is perfect, the the bmi does provide a rough estimate.Bmi equals your weight in pounds mulitplied by 703 then divided by the square of your height in inches. 18-25 is ideal, 25-30 is overweight, over 30 is obese and less than 18 is underweight. It is inaccurate in very muscular individuals, where the calculated value will be too high due to muscle mass. ...Read more

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How can you calculate your ideal body weight?

BMI and body fat: There are two ways. The more traditional way is to calculate your body mass index (check at wellesleymd.Com). Ideal bmi is 22-23, since your height is stable, if you get your weight there, that'll be ideal. What i like more is body fat which is more consistent with being healthy. Get your body fat checked, for male ideal is between 14-18%, female 18-26%. So lose enough fat to get your fat in range. ...Read more

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How do I find out my ideal body weight?I'm female mom of 2, 31yrs, 5ft 6" and 176lbs (but started at 190lbs)

How do I find out my ideal body weight?I'm female mom of 2, 31yrs, 5ft 6" and 176lbs (but started at 190lbs)

154 pounds: Is the highest weight considered to be within a "normal" bmi for your height. The range is 118 lbs (bmi of 19) to 154 pounds (bmi of 24.9). Two of my favorite exercise ; diet books are "8 minutes in the morning", and "the 3 hour diet" by jorge cruise. Can get cheap on amazon.Com used. Small, reasonable goals are the way to incorporate healthy behaviors into a new lifestyle. Great job so far! ...Read more

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What is the best method for determining ideal body weight?

What is the best method for determining ideal body weight?

BMI is ok: Bmi or body mass index is an ok way to calculate your ideal weight. Using pounds and inches: bmi = ( weight in pounds / ( height in inches x height in inches ) ) x 703 bmi prime is the bmi/25. This gives a percentage that you may be overweight (1.34= 34% overweight). ...Read more

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What is a good way to calculate ideal body weight?

No need to: You will recognize your ideal weight, because it's the body weight and habitus that looks and feels right to you while you are doing the fitness activities that you enjoy, keeping up with peers. There's almost no science to the beancounter "ideal weight" tables; most recently the "overweight" people live longer and have less of all the common diseases. You decide what's best. Stay healthy. ...Read more

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My age is 49 years any my height is about 5ft 8 inches, what should be ideal body weight. Right now I am weighing 76 KGS.

My age is 49 years any my height is about 5ft 8 inches, what should be ideal body weight. Right now I am weighing 76 KGS.

Normal: Normal would be about 74kgs which would give you a BMI of 24.8. Which would be considered about normal for your sex and age and height. ...Read more

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What is the formula for calculating body mass index and ideal body weight?

What is the formula for calculating body mass index and ideal body weight?

BMI: The body mass index is equal to the person's weight divided by the square of their height. Ideal body weight will vary with age, sex, muscle/fat ratio, height and bone density. Bmi is only a rough guide of a person's ideal body weight which is usually a range and not an absolute number. Generally a bmi less than 18 is underweight, 18-25 is ideal, 25-30 is overweight and over 30 is obese. ...Read more