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What is my ideal weight?

What is my ideal weight?

Healthy weight range: At one's routine check-up, he can ask about his "ideal" weight, which usually means his "healthy weight range". The best weight for a person varies, depending on amount of muscle, body build, any medical problems, etc... For a guy, a quick estimate is 106 pounds for the first 5 feet of height, plus 6 pounds for each additional inch. So, for a 68" person, an estimate can be 106+48 = 154 pounds. ...Read more

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The ideal weight for 6 ft.

The ideal weight  for 6 ft.

There is a range: Ideal weight or a healthy weight for this height would be about 80 kg (175-180 pounds). ...Read more

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What is an ideal weight for a goal?

What is an ideal weight for a goal?

NOT a goal: Please forgive me -- the goal is to enjoy life, be healthy and do the things you enjoy, not to pursue a number. And in fact, your weight will set itself when you are doing the things that are most enjoyable and healthy. Your "ideal weight" is whatever looks & feels right to you while you can keep up with peers at fitness activities. All the rest is sub-science. Enjoy your life & be wise. ...Read more

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What is the ideal weight for 1m68cm?

What is the ideal weight for 1m68cm?

Build other factors: but.... http://www.nhs.uk/livewell/loseweight/pages/height-weight-chart.aspx pretty reliable source

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What is ideal weight for 5'2" female ?

What is ideal weight for 5'2" female ?

ideal weight: A bmi (body mass index) in the low 20's is desirable/ideal. Using a bmi chart 120-125lbs would give you a bmi of about 22 which is very good. At 140lbs you would be near 25 which is considered overweight. Of course everyone is different and people can have very different builds and bone structure. Hope this was helpful. ...Read more

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How do you determine your ideal weight?

BMI table: Search online for a bmi (body mass index) table and see where you fall in. The tables are self-explanatory as far as what is considered normal, overweight, and obese. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the ideal weight for 5'2" female?

What is the ideal weight for 5'2" female?

Varies: At a height of 5'2", a weight of between 101 and 136 lbs will give you a normal body mass index (bmi) of between 18.5 and 25. However, this number does not account completely for other factors like skeletal frame and muscle mass. People with large frames and high muscle mass will have higher bmis that are normal, and therefore can weigh more. ...Read more

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What should you consider an ideal weight?

What should you consider an ideal weight?

YOU decide: The "ideal weight" charts are subscience / entertainment & even "body mass index" was a measure of post-wwii populations, not people. A person's best weight is whatever looks and feels right to that person while he / she is able to keep up with peers at the fitness activities that he / she enjoys. I hope you've chosen a smart, fitness-focused lifestyle. ...Read more

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Male age 61 - 5' 9" what is ideal weight ?

Male age 61 - 5' 9" what is ideal weight
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160: The ideal weight is 160 plus or minus 10% so 144 to 176 would be the range. ...Read more

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What is the ideal weight for a 5 ft person?

What is the ideal weight for a 5 ft person?

Body mass index: We use body mass index (http://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/guidelines/obesity/bmi/bmicalc.Htm) to determine underweight, normal weight, overweight & obese based upon height in adults regardless of gender. Normal weight for 5' is 95#-128# but doesn't take into account body composition. Better to have more muscle than fat. Being skinny fat isn't healthy either. So 128# of muscle healthier than 95# of fat. ...Read more

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