Are you Too Short for Your Weight?
(aka: Is your Weight Unhealthy until we can Improve Your Height?)

Knowledge is Power! Even if we seem normal weight, the data below is factual… It reveals sizes that often make us feel & become ill. If either your BMI or your waist is large, it’s time for action!

Don’t like what you see? We’re here to help!

If your Height is (for both sexes): There are Health Risks if your weight is at least: High Health Risks if your weight is at least: Extreme Health Risks if your weight is at least:
5’ 0” 128 lbs. 153 lbs. 204 lbs.
5’ 1” 132 lbs. 158 lbs. 211 lbs.
5’ 2” 136 lbs. 164 lbs. 218 lbs.
5’ 3” 141 lbs. 169 lbs. 225 lbs.
5’ 4” 145 lbs. 174 lbs. 232 lbs.
5’ 5” 150 lbs. 180 lbs. 240 lbs.
5’ 6” 155 lbs. 186 lbs. 247 lbs.
5’ 7” 159 lbs. 191 lbs. 255 lbs.
5’ 8” 164 lbs. 197 lbs. 262 lbs.
5’ 9” 169 lbs. 203 lbs. 270 lbs.
5’ 10” 174 lbs. 209 lbs. 278 lbs.
5’11” 179 lbs. 215 lbs. 286 lbs.
6’ 0” 184 lbs. 221 lbs. 294 lbs.
6’ 1” 189 lbs. 227 lbs. 302 lbs.
6’ 2” 194 lbs. 233 lbs. 311 lbs.
BMI is…25 30 40

Waist Measurement: Measure at your natural waist (about belly button level; gentlemen, sorry: that’s not under the belly where you may put your belt). If the following unhealthy numbers apply, take charge of your health now to look and feel better and improve your health for years to come!

Women: Waist ≥ 31.5* inches
Men: Waist ≥ 37* inches (except men of Asian ethnicity: ≥ 35.5 inches)

* As with many other things in medicine, opinions vary, but in Dr. Gail's opinion, these numbers (from a published consensus of researchers) are more valuable for when to take action to reduce risk for chronic disease

All information is for Adults Only, and is provided only as information, not as advice, diagnosis or treatment.  A reputable BMI Calculator for adults of all heights from National Institutes of Health can be found at http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm.