Ideal Weight Calculator - Calculatorall.com

This ideal weight calculator can be used for the calculation of ideal body weight ranges depending age, height and gender. There are many formulas out there that are currently being used by the experts for calculating the ideal body weight. The calculator here calculates the results according to different formulas and shows them side-by-side for comparison.

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All these formulas used by this ideal weight calculator are meant for adults with age 18 or greater. So, keep this thing in mind when using the calculator for measuring ideal body weight.

Here are some of the factors that play their part in the calculation of ideal body weight.

Age

Theoretically, age must not be the determinant when measuring ideal body weight for middle-aged and older people as individual's height remains constant in these years and there is no apparent growth as in the young ages. Both males and the females are expected to lose 1.5" and 2" respectively in height by the age of 70. So, the variables that actually act on the body weight tend to be body fat and muscle mass, as well as other different associated factors like illness, exercise, and diet. It is really important to keep in mind, however, that with age the lean muscle mass starts decreasing which makes it easier for excessive body fat to accumulate.

Gender

Females generally have less weight as compared to males despite the fact that they develop more of body fat than men. Men are physically and genetically designed in a way to carry greater muscle mass naturally which is, of course, heavier than the body fat. Besides, women tend to be less dense physically and their bone density is lower compared to men. Lastly, men are usually taller compared to women and, hence, have more weight.

Height

When it comes to the ideal body weight values, height plays a key role. Taller people tend to have greater muscle mass as well as body fat for filling things up and this leads to more weight. Also, males with similar height to females should have 10-20 percent more weight.

IBW Formulas

Here are the formulas that this ideal weight calculator uses for calculating IBW.

B. J. Devine Formula

Male: 50.0 + 2.3 kg per inch over 5 feet
Female: 45.5 + 2.3 kg per inch over 5 feet
It was actually intended to be used for determining medicinal dosages depending on height and weight. Over time, this formula has become universal determinant for IBW.

G. J. Hamwi Formula

Male: 48.0 kg + 2.7 kg per inch over 5 feet
Female: 45.5 kg + 2.2 kg per inch over 5 feet
It was also actually invented for the medicinal dosage purposes.

D. R. Miller Formula

Male: 56.2 kg + 1.41 kg per inch over 5 feet
Female: 53.1 kg + 1.36 kg per inch over 5 feet
It’s a modification of Devine Formula.

J. D. Robinson Formula

Male: 52 kg + 1.9 kg per inch over 5 feet
Female: 49 kg + 1.7 kg per inch over 5 feet
It’s a modification of Devine Formula.

What's The Healthy BMI Range

The ideal weight calculator here also tells you what you should weigh at the moment according to the healthy BMI range. The healthy BMI range according to WHO is 18.25 to 25 for men as well as women.
BMI is used very often when it comes to determining IBW. It's used widely in medical field for quickly indicating any possible health concerns. Generally speaking, higher BMI values raise the risk of an individual suffering from different health issues like obesity, diabetes and even heart disease among many others. The doctors use it as an indicator for advising their patients on potential health issues they may encounter, particularly when their BMI is progressively increasing.

So, use this ideal weight calculator and determine what your healthy weight should be according to the healthy BMI range. Also, take a look at what your IBW is according to the different formulas available today for calculating ideal body weight.

What's The Healthy BMI Range

The ideal weight calculator here also tells you what you should weigh at the moment according to the healthy BMI range. The healthy BMI range according to WHO is 18.25 to 25 for men as well as women.
BMI is used very often when it comes to determining IBW. It's used widely in medical field for quickly indicating any possible health concerns. Generally speaking, higher BMI values raise the risk of an individual suffering from different health issues like obesity, diabetes and even heart disease among many others. The doctors use it as an indicator for advising their patients on potential health issues they may encounter, particularly when their BMI is progressively increasing.

So, use this ideal weight calculator and determine what your healthy weight should be according to the healthy BMI range. Also, take a look at what your IBW is according to the different formulas available today for calculating ideal body weight.