Ideal Body Weight, Based on Body Mass Index

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Ideal Weight for Women Chart

Ideal Weight for Women

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Ideal Weight for Men Chart

Ideal Weight for Men

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Body Mass Index (BMI) Chart

Body Mass Index (BMI) chart

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Body Mass Index

Body mass index, BMI, is a number generated by dividing your weight in kilograms by your height in metres squared.

Body mass index (BMI)  = weight(kg) / height(m)2

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Our ideal weight range charts are based on body mass index, modified to take into account whether you are male or female.

For adults, BMI is a guide to measuring whether you're a healthy weight for your height. Note that it is not so accurate for muscled athletes, or very frail people. Nor is it a suitable guide for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

BMI Category
Below 18.5 Underweight
18.5-25 Healthy Weight Range
25-30 Overweight
Over 30 Obese


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