Note: The Desirable Body Weight calculator is not applicable to pregnant women, children under the age of 18, and competitive athletes. The tool may not be accurate for women under 4'9" (145 centimeters) or over 5'10" (178 centimeters) in height and for men under 5'1" (155 centimeters) and over 6'3" (190.5 centimeters).
How to Use
Do you know your desirable body weight? Use our Desirable Body Weight Calculator to find a body weight that may be best for you.
For your height, gender, and size of body frame, there is a range of weights that are ideal. Desirable body weight changes with age and other factors. This tool is not appropriate for children or pregnant women.
If you have used other A.D.A.M. tools, some of this information may be filled in for you.
Select your body frame size: Small, Medium, or Large.
Measure your height without shoes. Enter your height in the space provided. If you are entering your height in meters and centimeters, select those units from the drop-down list.
Select your gender using the drop-down list.
More About This Tool
Keeping a healthy body weight can reduce your risks of many health problems. These include heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, and some types of cancer. A healthy body weight also improves your quality of life. Using the calculator above gives you an idea of what your healthy body weight should be.
Steven Rapaport, MD, American Board of Internal Medicine Certified, Primary care physician, Meuchedet Health Plan, Tel Aviv, Israel. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.