BMI height & weight chart

The healthy weight range commonly used by doctors is based on a measurement known as the Body Mass Index (BMI).  It’s calculation compares a person’s height and weight. 

You can compare your own height and weight against the healthy weight range scale indicated on the BMI height weight chart, or by using our BMI calculator.  Although it doesn’t actually measure the percentage of your body fat, it will give you a guide as to whether you fall into the healthy body weight range, dependant on your height.

Body Mass Index (BMI) Height & Weight Chart:

bmi chart

What is the ideal weight for my height?

Find out your BMI now by using our BMI calculator.

Normal weight = BMI between 18.5-25, shown in the yellow sector on the chart

This is more complicated than it seems and cannot be answered without looking more closely at information other than your height and weight. We all have different body shapes and therefore fall into different height to weight ratios.  For example, if you are more muscular than average, as muscle is heavier than fat, you may find by referring to the BMI height weight chart, you will fall into the category of over weight, despite enjoying very little body fat.

Therefore, as the BMI height weight chart isn’t the definitive answer to your height weight ratio, it’s always a good idea to consult your doctor or health professional for a more accurate opinion.

What do you recommend if I’m over weight for my height?

Over weight = BMI >25, shown in the three orange sectors on the chart

If you're over weight for your height, first make an effort to not put on any more weight. Try to cut down on the amount you're eating, especially those food and drinks high in fat or sugar.  Maintaining a healthy weight is extremely important and you will be at a lower risk of experiencing weight related health problems.  The simplest way to maintain a healthy weight, or help reduce weight, is to try to increase your activity levels.  Have a look at our free weight loss program, as a way to help achieve your weight loss related goals.

What do you recommend if I’m under weight for my height?

Under weight = BMI <20, shown in the white and pale yellow sectors on the chart

If you're under weight for your height, this may be of concern. You may need to put on some weight, in which case this should be done as part of a well-balanced and nutritious diet. If you feel you are very under weight you should consult your doctor or a health professional.

Find out your BMI by using our simple BMI calculator for an instant result.

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