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Calculate Ideal Body Weight for Men and Women

The Ideal body weight calculator for Men and Women is a useful tool to check the appropriate weight for the given height. The calculator is gender specific as men are heavier for a given height in comparison to women.
Knowing your ideal body weight is the first significant step, you can take to be healthy. Obesity and being overweight is responsible for the majority of the lifestyle diseases (1 Trusted Source

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). These include heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity, metabolic syndrome, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and some types of cancer (2 Trusted Source
LIFESTYLE DISEASES: An Economic Burden on the Health Services

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). What was once considered as 'western disease' or "diseases of affluence"; however now affects developing countries as well.


Calculate Ideal Weight for Men or Women - by Entering Height

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Interesting Facts

  • Growth in men occurs till the age of 25, after which the weight normally remains constant.
  • On an average 70kg or 150lb mass of an adult human body contains approximately 37.2 trillion cells.
  • Almost 99% of the body mass of the human body is made up of six elements namely oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium and phosphorus.
  • There are 60 identifiable chemical elements present in the human body and of these only around 25 are required for life and good health.
  • The elements in the human body are distributed as water, carbohydrates, fats, protein, hydroxylapatite (in bones) along with minerals and DNA.
  • All of the trace elements such as iron, zinc, copper and selenium make up less than 10 grams of the human body.
  • Water is responsible for 60 to 65% of body weight among males and 50% among females. Females have more fat which also means they have higher proportion of carbon.
  • There are more bacteria that reside in normal human gastrointestinal tract than cells in the body.

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  • 2. LIFESTYLE DISEASES: An Economic Burden on the Health Services

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Is the calculator India specific? [Indians may have other ideal weights for the same height than e. g. US residents]

srmcurology, India

Does the ideal weight not depend on the body frame type.

no_worries, India

davidali: eat like there is no tomorrow.. non veg and have lots of beer.. food will let you gain weight and beer will give u a belly to maintain..

davidali, India

Hi sir, my age is 23, weight is 44 and height is 5.4, what I have to do to improve my height and physic

21285hemant, India

i like my body

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