Weight to Height Charts for
Women and Men
by Renee Kennedy
In order to determine if you are overweight, underweight or just right,
you will first need to know your frame size. Frame sizes come in three
different categories: small, medium,
and large. To determine your frame size:
Measure your elbow breadth:
- Put your arm straight out in front of you, bend your arm at the
elbow with your fingers pointing straight up. (Your arm should be
at a 90 degree angle to your body.)
- Turn your wrist so that the palm of your hand is facing your
body. (You should be able to see your palm.)
- Put your thumb and fore finger on the two bones on the
outside of your elbow. Measure this distance in inches.
- Input this information here -
Weight to Height Charts
The following information in these weight to height
charts is from The Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (1983 statistics).
These charts are widely used by experts in the medical field.
However, other experts criticize these statistics based on
the fact that the participants in the study were primarily white, middle class people.
Also, the validity of the statistics is questionable due to inconsistent research
If you do decide to use these tables, use them
with a little common sense - every person is different and weight is greatly
affected by age, musculature, mobility, metabolism and a host of other
factors. (These charts look like they are for young, energetic, active individuals.)
The dark green weight range on the chart is what is considered "normal weight"
for a particular
On a more positive note, these charts make for excellent printing on
an 8x11 sheet of paper!
Weight to Height Chart, Women - small frame
Weight to Height Chart, Women - medium frame
Weight to Height Chart, Women - large frame
Weight to Height Chart, Men - small frame
Weight to Height Chart, Men - medium frame
Weight to Height Chart, Men - large frame
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The information provided
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treating a health problem or a disease. It is not a
substitute for professional care. If you have or suspect
you may have a health problem, you should consult
your health care provider.