Ideal Weight Chart Women: Normal Weight Ranges for Women by Height and Age Table, Your Healthy Averages and BMI

Ideal Weight Chart Women

Women's ideal weight chart: table of normal weight ranges for women based on height and age, your healthy averages and bmi.

Use the chart for an estimated average of your ideal weight. The chart is not a calculation of your normal or perfect body weight. If you want a more optimum way and other helpful ranges to assess your overall health risks, please use the body fat or waist-to-hip calculator.

Table for Females

Ideal Body Weight Chart for Women

Height Feet' Inches" Small Frame Women Medium Frame Women Large Frame Woman
Female 4'10" 102-111 109-121 118-131
Female 4'11" 103-113 111-123 120-134
Female 5'0" 104-115 113-126 122-137
Female 5'1" 106-118 115-129 125-140
Female 5'2" 108-121 118-132 128-143
Female 5'3" 111-124 121-135 131-147
Female 5'4" 114-127 124-138 134-151
Female 5'5" 117-130 127-141 137-155
Female 5'6" 120-133 130-144 140-159
Female 5'7" 123-136 133-147 143-163
Female 5'8" 126-139 136-150 146-167
Female 5'9" 129-142 139-153 149-170
Female 5'10" 132-145 142-156 152-173
Female 5'11" 135 -148 145-159 155-176
Female 6'0" 138-151 148-162 158-179

* Weight in pounds according to frame (in indoor clothing weighing 3 lbs.; shoes with 1" heels).

* Weights at ages 25-59 based on lowest mortality.

* Being underweight or overweight are recognized risk factors for many diseases, namely hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, and certain types of cancers. Remember, these are statistical averages and not absolutes. If you are very muscular, the chart will be inaccurate for you.

Quick Reference to Find Your Frame Size

To calculate your frame type, place your thumb and index finger around your wrist. If your finger overlaps the thumb, your frame is a "Small Frame". If they touch, your frame is a "Medium Frame". If they do not touch, your frame is a "Large Frame". Keep in mind that this is a far less accurate measurement method.

How to Approximate Your Frame Size

♥ Bend your forearm up to a 90-degree angle. Your arm should be parallel to your body.

♥ Keep your fingers straight and turn the inside of your wrist towards the body.

♥ Using your other hand, place your thumb and index finger on the two prominent bones (on either side) of the elbow.

♥ Measure the distance between the bones with a tape measure or calipers.

♥ Compare with the tables listing elbow measurements for medium-framed females.

♥ Measurements lower than those listed for a medium frame indicate a small frame. Higher measurements indicate a larger frame.

Elbow Measurements for Women Medium Frame

Height in 1" Heels Elbow Measurement
Women Breadth
Females 4'10"-4'11" 2¼"-2½"
Females 5'0"-5'3" 2¼"-2½"
Females 5'4"-5'7" 2⅜"-2⅝"
Females 5'8"-5'11" 2⅜"-2⅝"
Females 6'0" 2½"-2¾"

Your Ideal Weight? Ask Your Insurance Rep

The ideal weight charts were put together from companies that sell insurance. The insurers wanted some way to track risk of policyholders and to have general recommendations for the weight of men and females. The "desirable" weight numbers were found by calculating the insured individuals that had the lowest death rates and health issues. Even though it was a large-scale study, the numbers are inaccurate because they don’t include a true cross-section of the American people, just those insured. The "ideal weight" recommendations are dated and completely inaccurate if you carry a little more muscle than the average lady.

How to Use the Insurance Data?

If you still prefer to use a simple calculator to determine your ideal body weight based on the insurance data, select the link below. Also, keep in mind that these are just weight averages, and everyone is different. Again, the calculator will be inaccurate if you have more muscle or lean body mass than the average female.

Calculator for females

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