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Ideal Body Weight Calculator; Ideal Weight Calculator

Abstract: You can compute your ideal weight here, and see if you are overweight or underweight.

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Ideal Body Weight Calculator; Ideal Weight Calculator

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Written by: Gunborg Palme, certified psychologist and certified psychotherapist, teacher and tutor in psychotherapy.
First version: 22 Jul 2008.
Latest revision: 23 Jan 2017.

Have you got an ideal body weight calculator?

Answer:

Do you weigh too much or too little? If you are more than 16 years old, but not older than 60 years, you can find your ideal weight here, that is the weight which gives you the greatest chance of living a long and healthy life. Ideal weight calculator for people aged 16 years or less.

Note: If you are very well-trained, then your ideal weight may be somewhat higher.

Computation using
metric units

(kilograms and centimeters)

Computation using
imperial units

(lbs., feet and inches)

Input your height:

Input your height:
in centimeters: in feet:
and inches:
Below kg Serious
underweight
Below lbs Serious
Underweight
Between and kg Under-
weight
Between and lbs Under-
weight
Between and kg Ideal
weight
Between and lbs Ideal
weight
Between and kg Ideal
weight,
Longest
life
Between and lbs Ideal
weight,
Longest
life
Between and kg Over-
weight
Between and lbs Over-
weight
Above kg Obesity Above lbs Obesity

Note: In medical terminology the word "anorexia" is used to indicate all kinds of underweight caused by different causes. This underweight could be caused by a physical illness or by the specific psychic illness with the name "anorexia nervosa". The word "anorexia" in the table above is thus not meant to be a synonym for "anorexia nervosa".

Some results tend to indicate that your probability to achieve a long life is slightly better if your weight is close to the upper limit for the normal weight, rather han if your weight is close to the lower limit.

Note: If you are less than 16 years of age, you cannot use the tool above. Instead, you can compute your body mass index, and apply this index using the diagram at the bottom of that page.

Note: Elderly people tend to shrink when they get older. The ideal weight computation above may not be suitable for them.

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