• Healthy Weight Height Chart for Women

    By Tia Cunningham

    This healthy weight chart for women can help you set healthy weight goals. The height weight age chart guidelines can also help women reach and maintain a healthy weight, which is vitally important to good health.

    Why? Because overweight is a risk factor for most deadly diseases.

    So use each healthy weight height chart below to help guide you in making the lifestyle physical activity and eating changes necessary for maintaining a healthy weight. Then you can avoid the following weight related problems.

    •Heart disease,
    •High cholesterol,
    •High blood pressure,
    •Some types of cancer,
    •Gallbladder health problems,
    •Osteoarthritis, causing joint pain,
    •Sleep apnea (breathing interruption)

    You can even get big benefits from just losing small amounts of weight.

    Height Weight Age Chart for Women

    Each weight chart below is specifically for women. But the numbers are just averages – and should only be used as guidelines. Your ideal healthy weight may be different than what’s on the weight chart.

    However there is one hard and fast rule. It concerns your BMI. The BMI (body mass index) is used to determine whether a woman’s health is at risk based on her weight. It’s a ratio of your weight to your height.

    A BMI of 18.5 to 25 is considered healthy, whereas a BMI of 25.1 to 29.9 is considered overweight and a 30 or more BMI is considered obese.

    You can calculate your BMI here. And you can also have an exact measurement of body-fat done by underwater weighing, bioelectrical impedance or skin-fold caliper.

    Height Weight Age Chart for Women

    This next weight chart for women shows the range of weight with the lowest possible risk of developing weight related health problems.

    Weight Height Chart for Women ages 25-59 (based on *frame size)

    To quickly approximate your frame size, place your thumb and index finger around your wrist. If your finger overlaps your thumb, your frame is small, if they touch, it’s medium and if they don’t touch, it’s large.

    A more accurate way to calculate frame size is to follow these 3 steps:

    1.Extend your arm in front of you bending your elbow at a 90-degree angle. Your forearm should be parallel to your body.
    2.With straight fingers, turn the inside of your wrist towards your body.
    3.Place the thumb and index finger of your other hand on the two prominent bones either side of your elbow and measure the distance between those bones using a tape measure or calipers.

    Measurements lower than those for each height listed below indicate a small frame and higher measurements indicate a large frame.

    Even if you don’t need to lose weight, it’s important to establish healthy eating and physical activity habits to stay healthy over the years.