This chart gives the ideal weight for a woman according to height and age

Having the ideal body weight has become very important in today’s world. You see models and actresses who are pencil thin and many young girls want to look like them and society also feels that, that image is what an ideal woman should look like. Unfortunately, that image of a thin woman with collar bones and rib cage poking out is not of a healthy woman. A healthy woman can be big in size or small in size, but it doesn’t necessarily mean they have to be rail road thin. Here is a chart that shows you what your ideal weight should be when it comes to your height and body type.

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1 The need for an ideal weight for women

For a woman, their biology and anatomy makes it difficult for them to maintain an ideal weight unless they are blessed with good metabolism. Many factors like eating habits, environment, behavior, person’s metabolism, genetic makeup, way of living, and what kind of work they do, are behind what the body weight and the overall health is supposed to be like. Being at optimal weight will not only keep you healthy but will also give you self-confidence. Whereas if you are obese or overweight, not only you feel less self-confident, you will not even be healthy. It also brings a host of problems like blood pressure, cholesterol, heart problems and even bone related illness. Also bad habits such as smoking and drinking may affect your body weight. Now you may ask question that what should be an ideal body weight for women of different heights. The answer is on the next page.

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2 The chart which tells what your height should be

This chart has been prepared by experts who have taken the height, body mass, bone density and other such factors into consideration. It doesn’t have that one size fits all mentality and is prepared so that every woman out there can find out her ideal weight according to her body type. This chart also excluded the modern notion of thin is beautiful and puts the focus in being healthy no matter how big or how thin a woman is. You can easily find your ideal weight here and then compare it with your current weight. You can then take measures on whether to reduce weight or gain some weight as required.

Height and weight chart for women

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