5' 8" Ideal Weight

The most common way to determine 5’ 8″ ideal weight is to look it up on a BMI chart, but some tables do not include 5 foot 8 inchs. A healthy BMI for someone 5′ 8” is between 118 pounds and 160 pounds. The BMI does not give different ideal weights for men and women. BMI is currently what is used by the cdc and other health related agencies Other formulas for choosing ideal weight are:

Ideal Weight for Women 5’ 8″

Metropolitan Insurance – (small frame 126 – 139 pounds) (medium frame 136 – 150) (large frame 146 – 167)* Robinson Formula - 138 pounds is ideal weight for a woman Devine Formula - 141 pounds is ideal weight for a woman Miller Formula – 141 pounds is the ideal weight .

Ideal Weight for Men 5’ 8″

Metropolitan Insurance – (small frame 140 – 148 pounds) (medium frame 145– 157) (large frame 152 – 172)* Robinson Formula – 148 pouns is the ideal weight for men Devine Formual – 150 pounds is the ideal weight for men Miller Formula – 148 pounds is the ideal weight for men   * Weight in pounds, based on ages 25-59 with the lowest mortality rate (indoor clothing weighing 3 pounds and shoes with 1″ heels) Metropolitan Insurance 1943  




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Many believe that   ideal body fat percentage  is the best way to measure


Another good way to check your fitness is to look at your waist to hip measurement.


Women might also want to check out  the ideal body measurements for women.


And Men may want to check out the ideal body measurements for men.


There is also the most common ideal weight chart which is the BMI chart for men and women.


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