Healthy Weight Height Chart for Women

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.

  • Stroke,
  • Diabetes,
  • 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
4′ 10″ 90-121 101-131 90-121
4′ 11″ 93-124 104-134 93-124
5′ 0″ 97-128 108-138 97-128
5′ 1″ 101-132 111-143 101-132
5′ 2″ 104-137 115-148 104-137
5′ 3″ 107-141 119-152 107-141
5′ 4″ 111-146 122-157 111-146
5′ 5″ 114-150 126-162 114-150
5′ 6″ 118-155 130-167 118-155
5′ 7″ 121-160 134-172 121-160
5′ 8″ 125-164 138-178 125-164
5′ 9″ 129-169 142-183 129-169
5′ 10″ 132-174 146-188 132-174
5′ 11″ 136-179 151-194 136-179
6′ 0″ 140-184 155-199 140-184
*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
4′ 10″ 102-111 109-121 118-131
4′ 11″ 103-113 111-123 120-134
5′ 0″ 104-115 113-126 122-137
5′ 1″ 106-118 111-126 125-140
5′ 2″ 108-121 115-129 128-143
5′ 3″ 111-124 118-132 131-147
5′ 4″ 114-127 121-135 134-151
5′ 5″ 117-130 124-138 137-155
5′ 6″ 120-133 127-141 140-159
5′ 7″ 123-136 130-144 143-163
5′ 8″ 126-139 133-147 146-167
5′ 9″ 129-142 136-150 149-170
5′ 10″ 132-145 142-156 152-173
5′ 11″ 135-148 145-159 155-176
6′ 0″ 138-151 148-162 158-179
*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:

  1. Extend your arm in front of you bending your elbow at a 90-degree angle. Your forearm should be parallel to your body.
  2. With straight fingers, turn the inside of your wrist towards your body.
  3. 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″

Even if you don’t need to lose weight, it’s important to establish healthy eating and physical activity habits to stay healthy over the years.

More Commonsense Health for You:
How to Reduce Body Fat Percentage
How to Eat Less, Move More & Lose Weight
Body Fat Chart for Healthy Body Fat Percentage
How Many Calories Should I Eat a Day to Lose Weight?

References

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.

Mozaffarian D, Hao T, Rimm EB, Willett WC, Hu FB. New England Journal of Medicine. Changes in diet and lifestyle and long-term weight gain in women and men. N Engl J Med 2011;364:2392–404.

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