How Much Should I Weigh If I'm 5 Feet Tall?

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How Much Should I Weigh If I'm 5 Feet Tall?
Gender, age and muscle mass should be considered when assessing your weight to height ratio. (scale image by jedphoto from Fotolia.com)

If you are a 5 foot tall female, your weight should rest somewhere between 46.7 and 62.1kg., with a target weight of approximately 54.4kg.

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Range for Males

If you are a 5 foot tall man, your target weight should be around 60.3kg., though anywhere within the range of 55.3 to 65.3kg. is average.

The target weight for a 5 foot tall male is around 133.
The target weight for a 5 foot tall male is around 133. (male sign image by creative from Fotolia.com)

Bottom Line

While using height to determine a healthy weight is a helpful tool, age and muscle mass should also be considered. Children and teens are still growing, for example, and older people have less muscle mass than very athletic people, all of which can affect the height to weight comparison.

Gender is only a general consideration for determining target weight based on height.
Gender is only a general consideration for determining target weight based on height. (my grandfather image by Piter Pkruger from Fotolia.com)

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