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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?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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