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What Is Your Ideal Weight?

Although there are many ways to calculate the ideal weight of the body, there is not one which is agreed upon by everyone. Here, we present the most popular ideal weight chart, which was published by Metropolitan Life Insurance in 1983. The same table is used at the University of Michigan as well.

First, Determine Your Frame-size

Bend forearm upward at a 90 degree angle. Keep fingers straight and turn the inside of your wrist toward your body. Place thumb and index finger of other hand on the two prominent bones on either side of the elbow. Measure space between your fingers on a ruler. Compare with tables below listing elbow measurements for medium-framed men and women. Measurements lower than those listed indicate small frame. Higher measurements indicate large frame.

Estimate Your Elbow Width

Elbow Measurements for Medium Frame

Women

Men

Height

Elbow Width

Height

Elbow Width

5'2"-5'3" 21/2"-27/8"
5'4"-5'7" 25/8"-27/8"
5'8"-5'11" 23/4"-3"
6'0"-6'3" 23/4"-31/8"
6'4" 27/8"-31/4"
4'10"-4'11" 21/4"-21/2"
5'0"-5'3" 21/4"-21/2"
5'4"-5'7" 23/8"-25/8"
5'8"-5'11" 23/8"-25/8"
6'0" 21/2"-23/4"

Your Ideal Weight Table

Women

Men

Height
Feet Inches

Small
Frame

Medium
Frame

Large
Frame

4' 10"

102-111

109-121

118-131

4' 11"

103-113

111-123

120-134

5' 0"

104-115

113-126

122-137

5' 1"

106-118

115-129

125-140

5' 2"

108-121

118-132

128-143

5' 3"

111-124

121-135

131-147

5' 4"

114-127

124-138

134-151

5' 5"

117-130

127-141

137-155

5' 6"

120-133

130-144

140-159

5' 7"

123-136

133-147

143-163

5' 8"

126-139

136-150

146-167

5' 9"

129-142

139-153

149-170

5' 10"

132-145

142-156

152-173

5' 11"

135-148

145-159

155-176

6' 0"

138-151

148-162

158-179

  

  

 

 

 

Height
Feet Inches

Small
Frame

Medium
Frame

Large
Frame

 

 

 

5' 2"

128-134

131-141

138-150

5' 3"

130-136

133-143

140-153

5'' 4"

132-138

135-145

142-156

5' 5"

134-140

137-148

144-160

5' 6"

136-142

139-151

146-164

5' 7"

138-145

142-154

149-168

5' 8"

140-148

145-157

152-172

5' 9"

142-151

148-160

155-176

5' 10"

144-154

151-163

158-180

5' 11"

146-157

154-166

161-184

6' 0"

149-160

157-170

164-188

6' 1"

152-164

160-174

168-192

6' 2"

155-168

164-178

172-197

6' 3"

158-172

167-182

176-202

6' 4"

162-176

171-187

181-207

Weights at ages 25-59 based on lowest mortality. Weight in pounds according to frame (in indoor clothing weighing 5 lbs.; shoes with 1" heels)

Hamwi Formula - Desirable Body Weight

Women

Men

1. 100 lbs for the first 5 feet.

2. 5 lbs for every inch thereafter.

1. 106 lbs for the first 5 feet.

2. 6 lbs for each inch thereafter. 

- Small frame: subtract 10%.

- Large frame: add 10%.

More Resources about Weight Loss

If you are interested in finding out the best way of determining your ideal weight, below are a few useful links for you to follow. Please let us know if you find any thing better than what we know here. We are happy to list them here too.

bullet Ideal Weight Calculator, very interesting, I like it very much!
bulletChildren growth chart 
bulletHolistic Weight Loss is the unique energy fasting program offered at Eastern Healing Center.
bulletPi Gu Healing helps to reduce the appetite and shrink the stomach by charging the energy to the body.
bulletPi Gu Diet is a unique diet program which is regulated by the level of the energy in the body.
bulletHolistic Healing Functions shows you how we target the underline causes of any weight gain conditions universally.
bulletEssence Tai Chi is a Yang style Tai Chi routine which consists of 15 movements. It can be learned in 8 hours. When practiced, it only takes 4 minutes and needs a 6'x6' flat space.
bullet"Evened Emotions Decrease Overeating" is one of our strengths in managing the appropriate appetite.
bulletSuccessful weight loss stories shares with you a series of live cases.
bulletAcupuncture research on weight loss
bulletBMI - Body Mass Index is a way to measure the body fat.
bulletWeight-control Information Network, NIH - It was established in 1994 to provide the general public, health professionals, the media, and Congress with up-to-date, science-based information on obesity, weight control, physical activity, and related nutritional issues.

 

Eastern Healing Center provides Qigong healing, Pi Gu healing, Holistic Weight Loss, Distance Healing, Acupuncture and Tai Chi in Gaithersburg, Rockville, Potomac, and Germantown in Montgomery county, Maryland, and the whole Washington DC area.

Eastern Healing Center is located near the Old Towne Gaithersburg. Our office is only about 1 mile north to Rockville; 12 miles north to Bethesda, Silver Spring and Wheaton; 4 miles south to Germantwon and 6 miles east to Potomac. Gaithersburg is at the center of Montgomery county, Maryland. Montgomery County is a suburban county located in the state of Maryland, north of Washington DC.

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