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 Health Hint #130
Determining Your Ideal Body Weight
 
 
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When assessing your body, it's natural to compare your weight to what others weigh. A better gauge, though, is a weight chart. like the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company's desirable weights table, below.

Desirable Weights for Adults


Men (wearing shoes with 1 " heels)

Height Small Frame Medium Frame Large Frame
5' 1" 112-120 118-129 126-141
5' 2" 115-123 121-133 129-144
5' 3" 118-126 124-136 133-148
5' 4" 121-129 127-139 135-152
5' 5" 124-133 130-143 138-156
5' 6" 128-137 134-147 142-161
5' 7" 132-141 138-152 147-166
5' 8" 136-145 142-156 151-170
5' 9" 140-150 146-160 155-174
5' 10" 144-154 150-165 159-179
5' 11" 148-158 154-170 164-184
6' 0" 152-162 158-175 168-189
6' 1" 156-167 162-180 173-194
6' 2" 160-171 167-185 178-199
6' 3" 164-175 172-190 182-204

Women (wearing shoes with 2" heels)

4' 8" 92-98 96-107 104-119
4' 9" 94-101 98-110 106-122
4' 10" 96-104 101-113 109-125
4' 11" 99-107 104-116 112-128
5' 0" 102-110 107-119 115-131
5' 1" 105-113 110-122 118-134
5' 2" 108-116 113-126 121-138
5' 3" 111-119 116-130 125-142
5' 4" 114-123 120-135 129-146
5' 5" 118-127 124-139 133-150
5' 6" 122-131 128-143 137-154
5' 7" 126-135 132-147 141-158
5' 8" 130-140 135-151 145-163
5' 9" 134-144 140-155 149-168
5' 10" 138-148 144-159 153-173

SOURCE: Adapted from Statistical Bulletin, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, vol. 40, no. 3, (November/December, 1959).

NOTE: In indoor clothing, age 25 and over. (For women between 18 and 25, subtract 1 pound for each year under 25.)

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