The Ideal Weight Calculator is a simple tool used to find out what your optimal weight range is. Based on your height, the ideal weight calculator calculates the desired range of your body weight. Simply enter your height in centimeters, your sex and the result will be computed automatically for you. Easy as pie!
The formula behind this ideal weight calculator comes from the U.S. Government’s recommendation that individuals maintain an optimal Body Mass Index of 18.5 -25. This calculator shows you the weight that includes this BMI range for the height that you input.
How the Ideal Weight Calculator Works?
For a normal person, the value of BMI should be in the range of 18.5 to 25. This ideal weight calculator uses that fact as the base and calculates the ideal weight (min and max value) for the given height; using the standard formula, BMI = mass_in_kg/(height_in_meter) 2.
In the above calculation, if your weight is below the minimum value, then you may be underweight. On the other hand, if it’s more than the maximum value, then you may be overweight (or obese, depending on how much it goes up, from the maximum value). The ideal weight is greater than the minimum and less than the maximum.
Weight Charts – Find Your Healthy Body Weight!
Whether you are overweight or underweight, being an unhealthy body weight can seriously affect your health and well being.
Do you think you are overweight?
If you are overweight, losing as little as 5-15 pounds can improve literally add years to your life by lowering cholesterol levels and blood pressure, and dramatically decreasing your risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer.
Do you think you are underweight?
Being underweight can also pose serious health problems such as heart problems, metabolic disorders, and bone and joint problems. If you are underweight, you must increase the number of calories in your diet so that your body starts to build lean tissue and increase fat stores.
How do I know if I have a Healthy Body Weight?
The easiest way to determine if you have a healthy body weight is to use a weight chart below. To use the weight chart below follow these steps:
- Take your body weight either in kilos or stones.
- Find your height at the far left or right of the weight chart based on feet and inches or meters.
- Determine whether your body weight falls into the “under weight”, “normal weight”, “over weight”, “obese”, or “very obese” category.
Note that these charts are for adults over 20 years of age. You may also be interested in child weight charts or teen weight charts.
Keep in mind that the numbers in this weight chart are just estimates, and to get more accurate results you should consider having your body fat percentage taken as well as anthropometric measurements.
Child Weight Charts
The child weight chart below will help you estimate whether your child’s body weight is in an ideal range for optimal health and longevity. Using child weight charts instead of adult weight charts is critical if you want to get an accurate estimation.
In the first 12 months of your baby’s life, she will increase in weight by 8 ounces monthly, and increase in height by almost 1/2 of an inch. By the end of her first year, she will have tripled her birth weight.
Keep in mind that the chart below is not a truly accurate way to measure your child’s ideal body weight. Children often have periods where they grow very quickly. During these growth spurts, they will gain or lose weight extremely quickly, as well as an increase in height overnight. This occurs most commonly in young girls who have extreme changes in their height, weight, and overall body composition.
It should be considered a rough estimation only. Be sure to consult your physician if you think your child may be under or overweight. They will use medical charts to track your child’s growth as they mature, and advise you whether your child needs to lose or gain weight to be a healthy weight.
Don’t forget to also check out our Body Mass Index Calculator for more details.