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Health Information What is a Healthy Weight?

What's the best way to determine a healthy weight? You can look at your height and weight in the chart below or determine your body mass index (BMI) using the interactive BMI calculator at the bottom of the page.

Height Weight
  Normal Overweight Obese
4' 10" 91 to 115 lbs. 119 to 138 lbs. 143 to 186 lbs.
4' 11" 94 to 119 lbs. 124 to 143 lbs. 148 to 193 lbs.
5' 97 to 123 lbs. 128 to 148 lbs. 153 to 199 lbs.
5' 1" 100 to 127 lbs. 132 to 153 lbs. 158 to 206 lbs.
5' 2" 104 to 131 lbs. 136 to 158 lbs. 164 to 213 lbs.
5' 3" 107 to 135 lbs. 141 to 163 lbs. 169 to 220 lbs.
5' 4" 110 to 140 lbs. 145 to 169 lbs. 174 to 227 lbs.
5' 5" 114 to 144 lbs. 150 to 174 lbs. 180 to 234 lbs.
5' 6" 118 to 148 lbs. 155 to 179 lbs. 186 to 241 lbs.
5' 7" 121 to 153 lbs. 159 to 185 lbs. 191 to 249 lbs.
5' 8" 125 to 158 lbs. 164 to 190 lbs. 197 to 256 lbs.
5' 9" 128 to 162 lbs. 169 to 196 lbs. 203 to 263 lbs.
5' 10" 132 to 167 lbs. 174 to 202 lbs. 209 to 271 lbs.
5' 11" 136 to 172 lbs. 179 to 208 lbs. 215 to 279 lbs.
6' 140 to 177 lbs. 184 to 213 lbs. 221 to 287 lbs.
6' 1" 144 to 182 lbs. 189 to 219 lbs. 227 to 295 lbs.
6' 2" 148 to 186 lbs. 194 to 225 lbs. 233 to 303 lbs.
6' 3" 152 to 192 lbs. 200 to 232 lbs. 240 to 311 lbs.
6' 4" 156 to 197 lbs. 205 to 238 lbs. 246 to 320 lbs.

Source: National Institutes of Health. Don't see your weight?

Determining Your Body Mass Index


What is body mass index?

Determining how much you should weigh is not a simple matter of looking at an insurance height-weight chart, but includes considering the amount of bone, muscle, and fat in your body's composition.

The amount of fat is the critical measurement.

A good indicator of how much fat you carry is the body mass index (BMI).

Although it is not a perfect measure, it gives a fairly accurate assessment of how much of your body is composed of fat.

Use this tool from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to calculate your BMI.

Note that these are approximate values, and they are intended to be used only as a rough guide.

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