BMI Chart for Men and Women

Did you know that the BMI chart for men and the BMI chart for women were the same chart. Furthermore, the cdc and the nhs recommend that for men and women of the same height that they should be the same weight. Whoa, before I began to research this, I would have thought that men should weigh more than women. When I was a little boy reading comic books, I remember when The Hulk came out....now there was a masculine body. Fast forward 50 years and I still do not have that body. Perhaps if you want to personify masculinity, The Hulk has the ideal weight, but men, if you want to be healthy you are going to have to weigh a little less.

Women, Many of you may be facing the opposite role models. How many of you have wanted to have the figure of a runway model. Perhaps if you want to be a model that is your ideal body weight, but if you want to be healthy, you will want to weigh a little more. You are not a little girl anymore, and should not be striving for a girly figure.

Oh, I can think of one difference between a BMI chart for men and women. A BMI chart for men will probably be shaded in blue and yellow while the BMI chart for women will be in pink and green.

Since this is a BMI Chart for Women and Men, I will use pink and green.



BMI 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54
Height Body Weight (pounds) Body Weight (pounds)
(inches)
58 91 96 100 105 110 115 119 124 129 134 138 143 148 153 158 162 167 172 177 181 186 191 196 201 205 210 215 220 224 229 234 239 244 248 253 258
59 94 99 104 109 114 119 124 128 133 138 143 148 153 158 163 168 173 178 183 188 193 198 203 208 212 217 222 227 232 237 242 247 252 257 262 267
60 97 102 107 112 118 123 128 133 138 143 148 153 158 163 168 174 179 184 189 194 199 204 209 215 220 225 230 235 240 245 250 255 261 266 271 276
61 100 106 111 116 122 127 132 137 143 148 153 158 164 169 174 180 185 190 195 201 206 211 217 222 227 232 238 243 248 254 259 264 269 275 280 285
62 104 109 115 120 126 131 136 142 147 153 158 164 169 175 180 186 191 196 202 207 213 218 224 229 235 240 246 251 256 262 267 273 278 284 289 295
63 107 113 118 124 130 135 141 146 152 158 163 169 175 180 186 191 197 203 208 214 220 225 231 237 242 248 254 259 265 270 278 282 287 293 299 304
64 110 116 122 128 134 140 145 151 157 163 169 174 180 186 192 197 204 209 215 221 227 232 238 244 250 256 262 267 273 279 285 291 296 302 308 314
65 114 120 126 132 138 144 150 156 162 168 174 180 186 192 198 204 210 216 222 228 234 240 246 252 258 264 270 276 282 288 294 300 306 312 318 324
66 118 124 130 136 142 148 155 161 167 173 179 186 192 198 204 210 216 223 229 235 241 247 253 260 266 272 278 284 291 297 303 309 315 322 328 334
67 121 127 134 140 146 153 159 166 172 178 185 191 198 204 211 217 223 230 236 242 249 255 261 268 274 280 287 293 299 306 312 319 325 331 338 344
68 125 131 138 144 151 158 164 171 177 184 190 197 203 210 216 223 230 236 243 249 256 262 269 276 282 289 295 302 308 315 322 328 335 341 348 354
69 128 135 142 149 155 162 169 176 182 189 196 203 209 216 223 230 236 243 250 257 263 270 277 284 291 297 304 311 318 324 331 338 345 351 358 365
70 132 139 146 153 160 167 174 181 188 195 202 209 216 222 229 236 243 250 257 264 271 278 285 292 299 306 313 320 327 334 341 348 355 362 369 376
71 136 143 150 157 165 172 179 186 193 200 208 215 222 229 236 243 250 257 265 272 279 286 293 301 308 315 322 329 338 343 351 358 365 372 379 386
72 140 147 154 162 169 177 184 191 199 206 213 221 228 235 242 250 258 265 272 279 287 294 302 309 316 324 331 338 346 353 361 368 375 383 390 397
73 144 151 159 166 174 182 189 197 204 212 219 227 235 242 250 257 265 272 280 288 295 302 310 318 325 333 340 348 355 363 371 378 386 393 401 408
74 148 155 163 171 179 186 194 202 210 218 225 233 241 249 256 264 272 280 287 295 303 311 319 326 334 342 350 358 365 373 381 389 396 404 412 420
75 152 160 168 176 184 192 200 208 216 224 232 240 248 256 264 272 279 287 295 303 311 319 327 335 343 351 359 367 375 383 391 399 407 415 423 431
76 156 164 172 180 189 197 205 213 221 230 238 246 254 263 271 279 287 295 304 312 320 328 336 344 353 361 369 377 385 394 402 410 418 426 435 443

Healthy
Overweight
Obese 
Morbid Obese 



In this chart you find your height in inches on the left and then go to the right until you find your weight, then go up until you find your BMI.

Short History of BMI

Adolphe Quetelet is the one who is given credit with coming up with the BMI formula. His formula was used just to describe the shape of normal men in his home of Belgium. He was not doing Medical Research.

Before BMI was widely adopted (in US) in the 1980s, fatness was largely determined by height/weight charts. These early BMI standards considered men with a BMI >=27.8 and women with a BMI >=27.3 to be "overweight." So if you thought that the BMI for men should be different than the BMI of women, so did the doctors years ago,however, in 1998, the National Institutes of Health lowered their BMI cutoffs to be the same as the World Health Organization standards. Under the present guidelines, a BMI of 25 is considered "overweight," and 30 or more is considered "obese." If you think 25 is too low, in 2009 India started a new diagnostic cut-off for the body mass index of 23 kg/m2 as opposed to 25 kg/m2 globally. This was because there was so much diabetes in India. Singapore also uses 23 as a cut off. New Zealand divides the cut off three ways (Asian and Indian - 23, European - 25, Maori and Pacific Islanders - 26)

Stay tuned, because because BMI is not perfect and because being overweight is so important, I feel certain that new tools are in our future.





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Here is the same BMI Chart for Men and Women, but in a different format.

BMI chart for women and men

Metric BMI Chart for Men and Women



This is once again the same information, but uses cm and kg (the metric system for those who weight themselves in kilograms.

A metric BMI chart for Men and Women








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