Height Weight Chart for Men and Women

Last updated on August 3rd, 2023

A healthy body is the one thing everyone strives for. A healthy body is the home of a healthy mind that defines your holistic health. We have always heard that “Health is Wealth”. Well, health is the prime indicator of your quality of life. What makes you healthy? Your growth and your fitness are the two key factors that determine how healthy you are. There are two facets that can either make you fall in the category of healthy or unhealthy: your height and weight.

As much as it is important to focus on a child’s growth, it is equally important to have an ideal weight according to height for adults too. In this blog, let’s read about men’s and women’s height and weight charts and identify whether you are underweight or obese.

Height Weight ChartFactors Determining Health

These two parameters determine your overall health. It gets more important in children as it shows their overall development. A healthy weight according to one’s height also mitigates the risks of various health conditions related to obesity or an underweight state. Not just these two, but a few more factors determine your health. These are:

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Body Frame Size
  • Body Mass Index

Age and gender also make a difference in the range of ideal weight for a particular height, body frame size, and body mass index also play important roles in shaping a healthy person. Body frame size is your skeleton framework that can differ from person to person, bringing changes in the height-weight optimum range. BMI is a body mass index that measures whether someone is obese or not. It is a tool that helps to measure height-weight proportions and ideal weight according to height. It is calculated as a person’s weight in kg’s divided by height square in meters. The more the BMI, the more the accumulative fat mass in the body that points toward obesity. Excess weight according to height is a home for various health diseases and conditions. So shedding some kilograms can help reverse any adverse health condition and achieve a healthy lifestyle.

Height Weight Chart Male and Female

Adults Weight to Height Ratio Chart
Height Female Male
4′ 6″

(137 cm)

63/77 lb

(28.5/34.9 kg)

63/77 lb

(28.5/34.9 kg)

4′ 7″

(140 cm)

68/83 lb

(30.8/37.6 kg)

68/84 lb

(30.8/38.1 kg)

4′ 8″

(142 cm)

72/88 lb

(32.6/39.9 kg)

68/84 lb

(30.8/38.1 kg)

4′ 9″

(145 cm)

77/94 lb

(34.9/42.6 kg)

79/97 lb

(35.8/43.9 kg)

4′ 10″

(147 cm)

81/99 lb

(36.4/44.9 kg)

85/103 lb

(38.5/46.7 kg)

4′ 11″

(150 cm)

86/105 lb

(39/47.6 kg)

90/110 lb

(40.8/49.9 kg)

5′ 0″

(152 cm)

90/110 lb

(40.8/49.9 kg)

95/117 lb

(43.1/53 kg)

5′ 1″

(155 cm)

95/116 lb

(43.1/52.6 kg)

101/123 lb

(45.8/55.8 kg)

5′ 2″

(157 cm)

99/121 lb

(44.9/54.9 kg)

106/130 lb

(48.1/58.9 kg)

5′ 3″

(160 cm)

104/127 lb

(47.2/57.6 kg)

112/136 lb

(50.8/61.6 kg)

5′ 4″

(163 cm)

108/132 lb

(49/59.9 kg)

117/143 lb

(53/64.8 kg)

5′ 5″

(165 cm)

113/138 lb

(51.2/62.6 kg)

122/150 lb

(55.3/68 kg)

5′ 6″

(168 cm)

117/143 lb

(53/64.8 kg)

128/156 lb

(58/70.7 kg)

5′ 7″

(170 cm)

122/149 lb

(55.3/67.6 kg)

133/163 lb

(60.3/73.9 kg)

5′ 8″

(173 cm)

126/154 lb

(57.1/69.8 kg)

139/169 lb

(63/76.6 kg)

5′ 9″

(175 cm)

131/160 lb

(59.4/72.6 kg)

144/176 lb

(65.3/79.8 kg)

5′ 10″

(178 cm)

135/165 lb

(61.2/74.8 kg)

149/183 lb

(67.6/83 kg)

5′ 11″

(180 cm)

140/171 lb

(63.5/77.5 kg)

155/189 lb

(70.3/85.7 kg)

6′ 0″

(183 cm)

144/176 lb

(65.3/79.8 kg)

160/196 lb

(72.6/88.9 kg)

6′ 1″

(185 cm)

149/182 lb

(67.6/82.5 kg)

166/202 lb

(75.3/91.6 kg)

6′ 2″

(188 cm)

153/187 lb

(69.4/84.8 kg)

171/209 lb

(77.5/94.8 kg)

6′ 3″

(191 cm)

158/193 lb

(71.6/87.5 kg)

176/216 lb

(79.8/98 kg)

6′ 4″

(193 cm)

162/198 lb

(73.5/89.8 kg)

182/222 lb

(82.5/100.6 kg)

6′ 5″

(195 cm)

167/204 lb

(75.7/92.5 kg)

187/229 lb

(84.8/103.8 kg)

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Height Conversion Table

CM Ft Inch Feet Inch Meters
168.00 5′ 6.1417″ 5.5118 66.1417 1.6800
168.01 5′ 6.1457″ 5.5121 66.1457 1.6801
168.02 5′ 6.1496″ 5.5125 66.1496 1.6802
168.03 5′ 6.1535″ 5.5128 66.1535 1.6803
168.04 5′ 6.1575″ 5.5131 66.1575 1.6804
168.05 5′ 6.1614 5.5135 66.1614 1.6805
168.06 5′ 6.1654″ 5.5138 66.1654 1.6806
168.07 5′ 6.1693″ 5.5141 66.1693 1.6807
168.08 5′ 6.1732″ 5.5144 66.1732 1.6808
168.09 5′ 6.1772″ 5.5148 66.1772 1.6809
168.10 5′ 6.1811″ 5.5151 66.1811 1.6810
168.11 5′ 6.1850″ 5.5154 66.1850 1.6811
168.12 5′ 6.1890″ 5.5157 66.1890 1.6812
168.13 5′ 6.1929″ 5.5161 66.1929 1.6813
168.14 5′ 6.1969″ 5.5164 66.1969 1.6814
168.15 5′ 6.2008″ 5.5167 66.2008 1.6815
168.16 5′ 6.2047″ 5.5171 66.2047 1.6816
168.17 5′ 6.2087″ 5.5174 66.2087 1.6817
168.18 5′ 6.2126″ 5.5177 66.2126 1.6818
168.19 5′ 6.2165″ 5.5180 66.2165 1.6819
168.20 5′ 6.2205″ 5.5184 66.2205 1.6820
168.21 5′ 6.2244″ 5.5187 66.2244 1.6821
168.22 5′ 6.2283″ 5.5190 66.2283 1.6822
168.23 5′ 6.2323″ 5.5194 66.2323 1.6823
168.24 5′ 6.2362″ 5.5197 66.2362 1.6824
168.25 5′ 6.2402″ 5.5200 66.2402 1.6825
168.26 5′ 6.2441″ 5.5203 66.2441 1.6826
168.27 5′ 6.2480″ 5.5207 66.2480 1.6827
168.28 5′ 6.2520″ 5.5210 66.2520 1.6828
168.29 5′ 6.2559″ 5.5213 66.2559 1.6829
168.30 5′ 6.2598″ 5.5217 66.2598 1.6830
168.31 5′ 6.2638″ 5.5220 66.2638 1.6831
168.32 5′ 6.2677″ 5.5223 66.2677 1.6832
168.33 5′ 6.2717″ 5.5226 66.2717 1.6833
168.34 5′ 6.2756″ 5.5230 66.2756 1.6834
168.35 5′ 6.2795″ 5.5233 66.2795 1.6835
168.36 5′ 6.2835″ 5.5236 66.2835 1.6836
168.37 5′ 6.2874″ 5.5240 66.2874 1.6837
168.38 5′ 6.2913″ 5.5243 66.2913 1.6838
168.39 5′ 6.2953″ 5.5246 66.2953 1.6839
168.40 5′ 6.2992″ 5.5249 66.2992 1.6840
168.41 5′ 6.3031″ 5.5253 66.3031 1.6841
168.42 5′ 6.3071″ 5.5256 66.3071 1.6842
168.43 5′ 6.3110″ 5.5259 66.3110 1.6843
168.44 5′ 6.3150″ 5.5262 66.3150 1.6844
168.45 5′ 6.3189″ 5.5266 66.3189 1.6845
168.46 5′ 6.3228″ 5.5269 66.3228 1.6846
168.47 5′ 6.3268″ 5.5272 66.3268 1.6847
168.48 5′ 6.3307″ 5.5276 66.3307 1.6848
168.49 5′ 6.3346″ 5.5279 66.3346 1.6849

How Does Height Weight Chart Help

An ideal height-weight chart helps you to determine your category based on your height-weight ratio. A perfect height-weight supports your holistic health and gives you a quality life without much of a health condition. This chart provides you with information to interpret your health condition based on your category. There are 3 categories that a height and weight chart creates:

Healthy Weight

Falling into the perfect height-weight ratio range gives you a healthy weight with a healthy life.


If your weight is below the defined range as per your height, you should consult your doctor. There are plenty of ways to increase weight. The main ones are maintaining a healthy diet and a mix of physical activities.


Being overweight leads to further health problems like heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, etc. You should start monitoring your diet and fitness if your weight exceeds the defined range. You can take expert’s help to reduce extra kilograms.

Once you find your category, you can choose three practices to help you lead a healthy life.

  • Healthy weight – Maintain a healthy weight
  • Underweight – Weight Gain
  • Overweight – Weight Loss

You can take help from fitness and diet experts to attain a desired height-weight ratio.

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Ways to Maintain Ideal Weight Ways To Maintain Ideal Weight

An ideal weight is a marker of a healthy life and organs. A height and weight chart is a standard measure that stays constant in adults except in some cases. This chart can differ for growing children as per their physical needs and necessities. However, in adults, this chart covers the majority of the population to follow an optimum weight according to height.

A few ways can help you maintain an ideal weight according to your height, age, and gender. There are multiple health benefits to maintaining an ideal weight. Without proper vigilance, unhealthy food habits, lack of physical activities, and poor mental health eventually deteriorate health. It can lead to either being underweight or obese. Let’s understand a few ways one can follow to maintain a healthy weight and life:

Healthy Diet

The food we eat plays a significant role in our weight and overall health. A healthy diet not only serves your body but also your mind too. Healthy food offers various health benefits like good digestion, better immunity, perfect weight and, needless to say, an ideal appearance. It also helps in keeping healthy skin and energy.


Staying inactive and leading a sedentary lifestyle can cause various lifestyle disorders like obesity, diabetes or heart conditions. Following a fitness regime can help you to lose weight if you are obese and to gain weight if you are underweight. It is a two-sided sword that allows you both ways. Always try to keep a tap of your calorie intake and calorie burn to maintain an ideal weight.

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Stress Management

Stress is a silent killer that can cause various health conditions like high blood pressure, heart problems, obesity, diabetes, etc. It is important to manage your stress and to live a peaceful and stress-free life. You can attain a stress-free life through a healthy diet, exercise, meditation, quality sleep, etc. You can also reduce some habits like excessive caffeine intake, smoking, drinking, etc.

Quality Sleep

Sleep is a healing process for the body. When you take quality and sound sleep, your body health itself. It also caters to your mental health. Sleeping on time and waking up on time keeps your biological clock in order. It also helps to reduce hormonal imbalances. Good sleep eases hormone secretion in the body, thus keeping you healthy.

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How Being Overweight ImpactsHow Being Overweight Impacts

Keeping an eye on your weight is always advisable, so try to use BMI to measure your weight conditions. Although, BMI is not the sole interpreter to determine ideal weight. One can also refer to height and weight charts for this. Moreover, there are some factors that can affect BMI to measure accurate weight.

As someone grows old, the bone density and muscles start reducing, which also adds to your perfect weight. Women have more body fat than men, so BMI tools tend to get wrong with the age and can differ in men and women. So along with BMI, you can also measure the following factors to ensure perfect weight:

Waist-to-Hip Ratio (WHR)

Your waist circumference should ideally be less than your hip circumference. WHR greater than 0.90 in men and 0.85 in women is considered abdominal obesity.

Waist-to-Height Proportion

You are obese in the midsection if your waist circumference exceeds half your height. This is not an ideal situation.

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Percentage of Body Fat

The measurement determines the fat content of your body, which is best determined in collaboration with your nutritionist and fitness coach.

Body type and waist circumference

Genes are the factors that determine where your body fat will be stored. Typically men tend to gain more belly fat than women.

With these ratios and BMI, one can easily determine their health condition and weight category.

How to Calculate Ideal Weight

Earlier, body weight was determined by following a thumb rule instead of a height weight chart or any research or study on groups. The traditional formula to determine ideal weight was:

Male body weight ideal = 50 kg + 1.9 kg for each inch above 5 feet.

Female ideal body weight = 49 kg + 1.7 kg for every inch over 5 feet tall.

Whereas modern studies show that the traditional approach of measuring ideal weight was based on the BMI ranges of 21 for women and 22.5 for men.

However, the healthy BMI range for men and women is 18.5 to 24.9, with 22 being the sweet spot.

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BMI for Healthy Weight, Underweight and OverweightBMI For Healthy Weight, Underweight and Overweight

You can easily determine if you are within a healthy weight range using BMI. After calculating your BMI, you can compare it to a BMI chart (height-weight chart).

  • You are underweight if your BMI is less than 18.5.
  • A healthy or normal BMI range is between 18.5 and 25.9.
  • BMI range between 25 and 29.9 is considered overweight.
  • BMI range of more than 29.9 is considered obesity.

Side Effects Of ObesitySide Effect of Obesity

There are multiple health risks associated with obesity. Therefore sticking around the healthy levels in height weight chart is advisable. Obesity leads to various diseases and adverse conditions, so your body weight is essential for a healthy life. The following can be health risks of obesity:


Obesity indicates that you have a lot of fatty tissue in your body. Various studies have linked obesity to the increased risk of developing hypertension. Fat accumulation in your blood vessels raises circulatory resistance. It is also a contributing factor to high blood pressure. Therefore referring to the height weight chart and sticking in the normal range is the best option.

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Type 2 Diabetes

Obesity is a top contributing factor for developing type 2 diabetes. The chances of having type 2 diabetes in people with sedentary lifestyles and unhealthy eating habits are very high. Obesity leads to insulin resistance, where body cells become resistant to the use of insulin hormone to sustain normal blood sugar levels in the normal range. Excess body fat promotes inflammation and may result in insulin resistance which can take you into the danger zones of the height-weight chart.

Coronary Heart Disease

High blood pressure or fluctuating blood pressure impacts your heart. It increases the susceptibility to coronary heart disease.

Liver Conditions

Excess fat around your liver can cause damage to your liver and can lead to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

High Low Cholesterol, Low Good Cholesterol, and High Triglycerides level

Excess fat can increase bad cholesterol and decrease good cholesterol in the body. It also increases triglyceride levels in the body. Thus, it can cause various health conditions related to heart and diabetes.


The risk of cancer in obese people is high. Cancer is caused by high inflammation in the body, high insulin levels, and increased growth hormone. These factors lead to the development of cancerous cells. Inflammation increases the free radicals in the body that kills cells and can cause cancer. Also, if this state is combined with obesity level in the height weight chart it can turn out to be fatal.


Fat or obesity leads to high bad cholesterol accumulating in the blood vessels. It narrows down the blood vessels that affect the smooth flow of blood to the heart and can lead to stroke.

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Breathlessness and Low Energy

Overweight and obese category people in the height weight chart easily get tired and feel a loss of breath. A little physical activity can make them tired. It also drains their energy.


Heavy fat levels or obesity impact the cartilage of joints and breaks them. It leads to osteoarthritis.

Mental Health Issues

The obese category in the height weight chart also triggers various health conditions like anxiety, depression, insomnia, stress, etc.

Body Pain and Physical Limitations

Overweight and obesity levels in height weight chart cause various pains in the body. This hinders in daily life activities like climbing stairs, walking, or running.

It can cause breathing issues during such physical activities. It causes inflammation in the body, oxidative stress, and sleep apnea.

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Quick Tips for Healthy Weight

  • Exercise burns calories and builds muscle.
  • Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so eat it every day.
  • Balance your meal portions – A healthy diet requires this.
  • Reduce screen time – Overweight people are likelier to spend more time in front of a screen.
  • Consume 5 servings of vegetables and fruits per day – they provide fibre, which fills you up and reduces cravings in addition to vitamins.


An ideal height-weight chart helps you to identify your physical condition. You can determine a perfect plan as per your weight category. It is a marker to curate a healthy lifestyle for yourself based on your current conditions. A healthy weight increases the quality of life and reduces the risks of various health conditions. An unhealthy weight impacts your day-to-day life and deprives you of enjoying life. Eating healthy food, following a fitness regime, and prioritising your mental health are the keys to a healthy life, so follow these three components and lead a stress-free and healthy life. You can take an expert’s help or consult your dietitian to make it more manageable and effective.


What Are Some of the Most Effective Weight-Loss Methods?

Weight loss is a time-tested approach for losing fat and maintaining good health. To lose weight effectively, count your calorie intake, eat a healthy diet, and avoid refined and processed foods. Also, follow a good mix of cardio and strength training exercises to lose fat and gain muscles. Have small meals instead of having a big full meal. Reduce the intake of excess sugar, tea, coffee, etc. Also, cut down on some habits like smoking, drinking, etc.


How To Achieve an Ideal Weight?

 After finding out the ideal weight range based on the height weight chart, you should follow certain guidelines to achieve an ideal weight. Consult with your dietitian or physician and follow a well-curated diet plan. A healthy food plan helps you shed a few kilograms. Also, maintain an exercise routine to burn extra calories and fat from specific body parts. You can shed extra kilos following a good mix of workouts. It also helps you lose weight by burning calories. Aside from these two, get enough rest and reduce your stress. They also help you on your weight-loss journey.


What Should be the Ideal Weight for a 5-foot-Tall Person?

According to the height weight chart, a female 5 feet tall should weigh between 40.8 kg and 49.9 kg at her ideal weight. At the same time, the ideal weight for a 5 feet male should weigh between 43.1 kg and 53 kg.


What Should I do if a Height and Weight Chart Indicates that I am Obese?

If you are overweight, then start following a healthy lifestyle that includes a healthy diet and exercise. Avoid simple carbs, high-calorie and high-fat food. In place of them, consume foods that contain more fiber, fruits, and vegetables in your diet. Also, consult your doctor and start a weight-loss eating plan based on your physical requirements.



Can a Height Weight Chart be used to Assess Health?

While each person’s body composition is unique, height and weight charts can provide good information to determine one’s health condition.


Last Updated on by Dr. Damanjit Duggal 


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