A common questioned asked is, “How much should I weigh for my height.” One way to determine this is by using your BMI (Body Mass Index) value for a “Normal” body type and extracting out the weight range for a given height.

The Body Mass Index is a value for human body fat based on an individual’s weight and height. According to the WHO (World Health Organization), the BMI value for a “Normal Body Fat Range” falls between 18.5 ? 25.0.

The formula for calculating your BMI value is:

Pounds and inches Formula:
weight (lb) / [height (in)]2 x 703

Kilograms and meters (or centimeters) Formula:
weight (kg) / [height (m)]2

We can use this formula to derive your suggested weight range (low ? high) given your height for a Normal Body Fat BMI range.

Pounds and inches Formula:
weight (lb) low = 18.5 * [height (in)]2 x 703
weight (lb) high = 25.0 * [height (in)]2 x 703

Kilograms and meters (or centimeters) Formula:
weight (kg) low = 18.5 [height (m)]2
weight (kg) high = 25.0 [height (m)]2

An easier way when asking yourself, “How much should I weigh for my height,” would be to use our Height Weight Chart at the below link.

Height Weigh Chart

To determine your current BMI value, we also recommend our article on “How Much Should I Weigh”:

How Much Should I Weigh

Sources:
WHO (World Health Organization) – http://apps.who.int/bmi/index.jsp
Wikipedia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_mass_index

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