Calculating ideal weight for height for adults (calculator)

Calculating ideal weight for height for adults (calculator)

What is the ideal weight? Can it be determined by height?
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Calculator: ideal weight by height - calculation for men and women

What is the ratio of weight to height? What is the ideal weight for height?

What is it good to know?

In our lives, we are constantly confronted with statements about what all sorts of things should look like, including our bodies.

Each person is a unique, individual personality. Even at our most perfect, we cannot all resemble each other.

It's not natural. I'm sure you've heard about the benefits of diversity.

But there is one small but (actually, there are more).

In the case of body proportions, we should keep in mind that obesity may be a problem for us in the future.

An obese person can feel good and be healthy. But being overweight and obese predisposes to cardiovascular disease, (heart and blood vessel disease).

A bigger tummy causes metabolic disorders such as type II diabetes.

Both groups of diseases have their own risks and complications. Together they can be found under the term metabolic syndrome or syndrome X. More information is provided at the end of this article in the links.

The more extra inches you have on your waist, the higher your risk of health problems in the future.

The same rule applies to obesity in children. It is often not addressed and relatives look for excuses. There is a separate article on the topic of obesity in children.

Sometimes the tables are really indicative.

How to make sense of the tables?

On the Internet you can find a table with your height and recommended weight.



Your weight may or may not match the tables. The tables are just ideal measurements.

In the case of the human body, its height and weight, there are several factors that influence these values.

An example is the ratio of muscle to fat. In women, hormonal activity plays a large role. Slight body swelling and watering does not indicate overweight.

When calculating ideal values, we very quickly run into inaccuracies.

All these figures are approximate and indicative.

But this does not serve as a justification for a high BMI.

BMI? Yes, indeed.

Nor is BMI an ideal formula for determining overweight. It is only a guidepost. It is used to compare our measurements with the chart values.

BMI stands for body mass index. It expresses whether a person's body weight is below normal, normal or above normal.

A low BMI is below 18.49 = malnutrition.

The norm is 18.5-24.99 = normal weight.

Overweight and obese = from 25 for overweight and 30 or more for obese.

But the numbers can be wrong. Why?

For people with a higher level of muscle mass, the calculation will be inaccurate. Athletes and bodybuilders will have a high BMI.

We also know of other tools such as the WHR or ABSI to specify the risk of health complications.

Waist circumference should be no more than 80 cm for women and 94 cm for men.
Higher numbers indicate a risk of metabolic syndrome.

Tables and numbers are not only important from an aesthetic point of view.

Yes, beauty is important too. But the most important thing is health and a healthy lifestyle.

We should take a responsible approach to our health and take care of prevention.

Prevention includes a balanced and rational diet, sufficient drinking, physical activity and avoiding stress.

Calculating BMI, ideal height-weight ratio, WHR, ABSI and other tools can help us maintain a good health.

Unfortunately, in addition to overweight and obesity in the world, malnutrition also exists in the 21st century.

In weight-for-height ratio, the 15th year of life is an important milestone.

Around this age, a person stops growing.

As we age, we lose centimetres of height. The ratio of muscle mass decreases at the expense of fat.

Of course, we can influence the fat ratio through movement. With good health, this is possible even at an older age. For the elderly, the emphasis is on the quality of nutrition.

As we get older, various diseases also come with age. These must also be taken into account as a factor of influence.

Often people ask themselves a question like: how much should I weigh for my age?

The answer is simple.

In adulthood, unlike childhood, there is no increased demand on the growth of the body. It is necessary to reassess caloric intake. Just look at the tummy and see if it does not protrude too far forward.

For a more accurate estimate, it is advisable to measure the waist and hip circumference with a tailor's tape measure. Enter both values in the waist-to-hip ratio calculator. The result will give us a clue.

Ideal weight does not increase cardiovascular risk (risk of cardiovascular disease).

This is most important for the young, adults and seniors.

There is no need to circle the wagons between calculations of BMI, WHR, ABSI, BMR, daily calorie needs, etc.

Let's make our lives easier. Let's think about our lifestyle. A rational and balanced diet, sufficient drinking, appropriate physical activity, no stress are ideal.

Table of formulas for ideal weight in relation to height

Let's show the facts.

When looking for formulas for ideal weight, we can come across several types of formulas.

The table shows the formulas for calculating ideal weight in relation to body height

Male Female
Hamwi's 1964 formula
48 kg + 1.1 kg per centimetre of height
  • from 152 cm
45,5 kg + 0,9 kg per centimetre of height
  • from 152 cm
Devin's formula from 1974
50 kg + 0.905 kg per centimetre of height
  • from 152 cm
45.5 kg + 0.905 kg per centimetre of height
  • from 152 cm
Miller formula from 1983
56.2 kg + 0.56 kg per centimetre of height
  • from 152 cm
53.1 kg + 0.535 kg per centimetre of height
  • from 152 cm
Robinson's 1983 formula
52 kg + 0.75 kg per centimetre of height
  • from 152 cm
49 kg + 0.67 kg per centimetre of height
  • from 152 cm
Hammond formula from 2000
48 kg + 1.1 kg per centimetre of height
  • from 150 cm
45 kg + 0.9 kg per centimetre of height
  • from 150 cm

What would the ideal values look like for men and women

Formula Male with a height of 178 cm Woman with a height of 165 cm
Ideal weight for the given height in kg
Hamwi 75,3 56,7
Devine 73 57
Miller 70,3 59,9
Robinson 71 57,5
Hammond 78,8 58,5

Tabulated ideal weights by height

Weight/height ratio for adults
Height / cm Female / kg Male / kg
137 28,5-34,9 28,5-34,9
140 30,8-37,6 30,8-38,1
142 32,6-39,9 33,5-40,8
145 34,9-42,6 35,8-43,9
147 36,4-44,9 38,5-46,7
150 39-47,6 40,8-49,9
152 40,8-49,9 43,1-53
155 43,1-52,6 45,8-55,8
157 44,9-54,9 48,1-58,9
160 47,2-57,6 50,8-61,6
163 49-59,9 53-64,8
165 51,2-62,6 55,3-68
168 53-64,8 58-70,7
170 55,3-67,6 60,3-73,9
173 57,1 - 69,8 63-76,6
175 59,4-72,6 65,3-79,8
178 61,2-74,8 67,6-83
180 63,5-77,5 70,3-85,7
183 65,3-79,8 72,6-88,9
185 67,6-82,5 75,3-91,6
188 69,4-84,8 77,5-94,8
191 71,6-87,5 79,8-98
193 73,5-89,8 82,5-100,6
195 75,7-92,5 84,8-103,8
198 77,5-94,8 87,5-106,5
201 79,8-97,5 89,8-109,7
203 81,6-99,8 92-112,9
205 83,9-102,5 94,8-115,6
208 85,7-104,8 97-118,8
210 88-107,5 99,8-121,5
213 89,8-109,7 102-124,7
according to


  • The ideal weight for a woman at 170 cm is between 55.3 and 67.6 kg
  • the ideal weight for a man of 180 cm is between 70.3 and 85.7 kg

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