Find your ideal body weight using the calculator below

Your ideal body weight varies based on gender, age, and current health. This ideal weight calculator is an approximation and based on the standard equations provided by Welltech Solutions. Calculators are appropriate for healthy, non-pregnant adults. Please consult your physical or medical provider for more specific calculations of your ideal body weight.

The Hamwi method is used to calculate the ideal body weight of the general adult:

In total, 59% of men and 69% of women are currently over their ideal weight by one or more pounds. About one in six adults, regardless of gender, are actually at their ideal weight. Significantly more men than women are under their ideal weight by one or more pounds -- 20% vs. 7%.

Normal weight ranges: Body mass index (BMI)

ideal weight is defined as a body mass index between 18.7-24.9 for all adults .. Treating seniors with a BMI in the mildly overweight range like younger adults may have a negative impact on overall health and mortality rates. Restricted calorie diets in older patients who are not obese are correlated with negative health outcomes, says Harlan M. Krumholz, M.D., who led the Yale study. The potential harm to older adults brought on by diet-induced weight loss supports a less rigid definition of "ideal weight" for seniors.

All the formulas above are for adults, age 18 or older.

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How Much Should I Weigh For My Height and Age?


General guidelines exist to help determine the ideal body weight range for adult men and women of all frame sizes, including large-boned – or large-framed -- individuals. If you have a large frame, your ideal body weight is higher than that for individuals with small or medium frames. In addition to your frame size, your height and gender are also used to help determine your ideal body weight.The overweight designation -- a BMI between 25 and 29.9 -- is an indicator of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality risk in younger adults, but in seniors, that trend appears to reverse. A Yale study conducted in 2001 using the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute's U.S. Clinical Guidelines on the Identification, Evaluation and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults found no correlation between seniors who were mildly overweight and increased mortality rates. In fact, study participants labeled overweight had lower mortality rates than those in the acceptable range, suggesting that the ideal weight for seniors, as measured by BMI, is perhaps too restrictive.