This healthy weight chart for women can help you set healthy weight goals. The height weight age chart guidelines can also help women reach and maintain a healthy weight, which is vitally important to good health.
Why? Because being overweight is a risk factor for most deadly diseases.
So use each healthy weight height chart below to help guide you in making the lifestyle physical activity and eating changes necessary for maintaining a healthy weight. Then you can avoid the following weight related problems.
- Heart disease,
- High cholesterol,
- High blood pressure,
- Some types of cancer,
- Gallbladder health problems,
- Osteoarthritis, causing joint pain,
- Sleep apnea (breathing interruption)
You can even get big benefits from just losing small amounts of weight.
Healthy Weight Chart for Women
Each weight chart below is specifically for women. But the numbers are just averages – and should only be used as guidelines. Your ideal healthy weight may be different than what’s on the weight chart.
However there is one hard and fast rule. It concerns your BMI. The BMI (body mass index) is used to determine whether a woman’s health is at risk based on her weight. It’s a ratio of your weight to your height.
A BMI of 18.5 to 25 is considered healthy, whereas a BMI of 25.1 to 29.9 is considered overweight and a 30 or more BMI is considered obese.
|Body Mass Index||Women|
|Normal||18.5 – 25 percent|
|Overweight||25.1 – 29.9 percent|
|Obese||Over 30 percent|
You can calculate your BMI here. And you can also have an exact measurement of body-fat done by underwater weighing, bioelectrical impedance or skin-fold caliper.
Height Weight Age Chart for Women
|*Height||Ages 18-34||Ages 35 & up||(BMI of 18.5-25)|
|Feet/Inches||*Weight/lbs.||*Weight/lbs.||Ideal *wt. for all|
|*Wearing shoes with 1″ heel and indoor clothing that weighs 3 lbs.
Based on USDA and Depart. of Health and Human Services Figures
This next weight chart for women shows the range of weight with the lowest possible risk of developing weight related health problems.
Weight Height Chart for Women ages 25-59 (based on *frame size)
|*Height:Feet/Inches||*WeightSmall frame||*WeightMedium frame||*WeightLarge frame|
|*Wearing shoes with 1″ heel and indoor clothing that weighs 3 lbs.Source: Metropolitan Life Insurance Company weight chart based on mortality.|
To quickly approximate your frame size, place your thumb and index finger around your wrist. If your finger overlaps your thumb, your frame is small, if they touch, it’s medium and if they don’t touch, it’s large.
A more accurate way to calculate frame size is to follow these 3 steps:
- Extend your arm in front of you bending your elbow at a 90-degree angle. Your forearm should be parallel to your body.
- With straight fingers, turn the inside of your wrist towards your body.
- Place the thumb and index finger of your other hand on the two prominent bones either side of your elbow and measure the distance between those bones using a tape measure or calipers.
Measurements lower than those for each height listed below indicate a small frame and higher measurements indicate a large frame.
|Elbow Measurements for Medium Frame Women|
|Height in 1″ Heels||Elbow Measurement|
|4’10″ – 4′ 11″||2-1/4″ to 2-1/2″|
|5′ 0″ – 5′ 3″||2-1/4″ to 2-1/2″|
|5′ 4″ – 5′ 7″||2-3/8″ to 2-5/8″|
|5′ 8″ – 5′ 11″||2-3/8″ to 2-5/8″|
|6′ 0″||2-1/2″ to 2-3/4″|
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Body Fat Chart for Healthy Body Fat Percentage
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Phelan Wing RR, Phelan S. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Long-term weight loss maintenance. Am J Clin Nutr 2005;82(1 Suppl):222S-225S.