Calculator: ideal body weight based on height Calculation for men and women

Calculator: ideal body weight based on height Calculation for men and women

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 weight/height ratio or what is the ideal weight for height?

You ask: Why do I need to know?

In our lives we are constantly confronted with statements, charts that show us what various "things, parameters" should look like, even us humans and our bodies.

First of all, it is necessary to remember that each person is a unique individual, an individual person, a personality. So, even in the most perfect situation, we cannot all resemble each other.

After all, that's not what nature or naturalness is about, and we've already heard about the benefits of diversity. 

However, there is one small BUT (actually there are more).

In the case of body proportions, we should keep in mind: in the future, we may/will have a problem if we need a meter that is too long to encircle our waist.

Even if a person feels well and is healthy, overweight and obesity predispose to cardiovascular disease, i.e. heart and blood vessel disease.

A larger-than-permissible belly further affects metabolic disorders, an example being type II diabetes.

Both groups of these diseases have their own risks and complications. Together, however, they can also be found under the term metabolic syndrome or syndrome X (more information is provided at the end of this text in the link to our article...).

Basically, the more extra centimetres around the waist, the more the risk of health problems that we can foresee in the future increases. 

Of course, the same rule applies to childhood and childhood obesity. Especially if nothing is done about it (he/she wants to eat more, after all, grandpa/grandma were solid, dad or mom have more pounds too). But there is a separate article on the subject of childhood.

So sometimes it really is the case that even the tables have an indicative meaning. 

What are those tables that I need? 

You can find a table on the internet with your height and the corresponding weight.


However, there is another BUT. 

The fact that you will or will not find yourself in a given height field is not a problem yet. You can see there the tabular ideal measurements.

But now to this... In the case of the human body, its height and weight, we know several factors that influence these variables. 

An example is the ratio of muscle to fat. In women, hormonal activity plays a big role. After all, those slight swellings of the body and watering do not mean overweight?!

In counting the ideals, we could very quickly run into, and indeed have already run into, a problem, an inaccuracy. 

We will therefore bear in mind that all these figures are approximate and roughly indicative.

But (for the third time), these previous lines do not serve as an excuse for a high BMI.

BMI? Yes, you are right.

BMI is also not an ideal equation for determining overweight. It is also only a guidepost to look for whether one is in optimal proportions or is somehow off the "charts".

In short, BMI describes body mass index and whether a person's body weight is below normal, normal or above normal. 

Low BMI is below 18.49 = malnutrition. 

The norm is 18.5 - 24.99 = normal weight.

Overweight and obesity = from 25 for overweight and 30 and over for obesity.

The numbers, however, may be wrong. Why?

The inaccuracy of the calculation will be in every person who has a higher level of muscle mass, and therefore in some athletes, especially bodybuilders and those who are engaged in strength sports.

To specify the risk of health complications, we are also familiar with other tools such as the WHR or ABSI and others. 

The waist circumference should be no more than - for women 80 and - for men 94 cm.
Numbers above indicate the risk of metabolic syndrome.

Although we are always moving around tables, numbers, we don't just mention these for aesthetics. 

Yes, beauty is important too. Again, BUT (4.x). Education is needed in the first place to maintain health and a healthy lifestyle.

A certain amount of prevention should come from all of us and we should take a responsible approach to our health.

This includes, in particular, a balanced and rational diet, sufficient drinking, physical activity and avoidance of stress.

Consequently, tools such as BMI calculation, ideal height-to-weight ratio, WHR or ABSI and others can be helpful in order to maintain good fitness for as long as possible.

And let's remember together the opposite problem, in addition to overweight and obesity, there is unfortunately also malnutrition in the world (still for various reasons "and this is the 21st century").

To conclude the text section, it should be noted that the approximate age up to age 15 is significant in the weight/height ratio.

Around this time, a person stops growing. 

In addition, approaching old age robs us of centimetres of height and the ratio of muscle mass decreases at the expense of fat. 

Of course, we can influence the level of fat through movement, especially in good health, even at an older age. In the elderly, the emphasis is on the quality of nutrition. 

With advancing age come various diseases. These must also be added as an influence factor.

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

The answer is simple. 

In adulthood, there is no increased demand on the growth of the organism as in childhood. Therefore, it is necessary to evaluate caloric intake. Or rather, it is enough to look at the abdomen and see if it does not protrude too much forward.

For a more accurate estimate, it is advisable to take a tailor's tape measure and measure your waist and hip circumference. Enter both values in the waist-to-hip ratio calculator. The result will tell us what we probably noticed the first time we looked at it.

So the simplistic answer is that I should weigh so much that I don't increase my cardiovascular risk and therefore my risk of cardiovascular disease.

I guess nothing else matters, whether I'm a younger adult or a more experienced senior.

In this circle of calculators and equations, we could easily get stuck and circle between calculations of BMI, WHR, ABSI, BMR, daily calorie needs and so on. 

Why shouldn't we make our lives easier? So let's think together about our lifestyle and list them over and over again: a rational and balanced diet, sufficient drinking, appropriate physical activity, no stress.

Yes I know, I live and deal with ordinary and extraordinary life situations just like anyone else. Easy to write, difficult to execute. But, if you want to, a way will be found...

Table of equations for ideal weight versus height

We've been beating around the bush, so let's get the facts straight.

In the search for equations of ideal weights we can come across several types of equations.

Table: Equations for calculating ideal weight in relation to body height.

Men Women
Hamwi equation from 1964
48 kg + 1.1 kg per centimetre of height
  • above 152 cm
45,5 kg + 0.9 kg per centimetre of height
  • above 152 cm
Devin equation from 1974
50 kg + 0,905 kg per centimetre of height
  • above 152 cm
45,5 kg + 0,905 kg per centimetre of height 
  • above 152 cm
Miller equation from 1983
56,2 kg + 0,56 kg per centimetre of height
  • above 152 cm
53,1 kg + 0,535 kg per centimetre of height 
  • above 152 cm
Robinson equation from 1983
52 kg + 0,75 kg per centimetre of height 
  • above 152 cm
49 kg + 0,67 kg per centimetre of height 
  • above 152 cm
Hammond equation from 2000
48 kg + 1,1 kg na centimeter výšky
  • above 150 cm
45 kg + 0,9 kg na centimeter výšky
  • above 150 cm 

In the following table we show an example of what this would look like for a man or a woman.

Equation A man with a height of 178 cm A woman with a height of 165 cm
Ideal weight for the stated height
Hamwi 75,3 56,7
Devine 73 57
Miller 70,3 59,9
Robinson 71 57,5
Hammond 78,8 58,5

Tabular and recommended view of ideal weights by height

Weight-for-height ratio in adults
Height / cm Women / kg Men / 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


  • I am a woman and the ideal weight for a height of 170 cm is = from 55.3 to 67.6 kg.
  • I am a man and the ideal weight at a height of 180 cm is = from 70.3 to 85.7 kg.

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