5' 3" Ideal Weight

The most common way to determine 5’ 3″ ideal weight is to look it up on a BMI chart, but some tables do not include 5 foot 3 inchs. A healthy BMI for someone 5′ 3 ” is between 104 pounds and 141 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’ 3″

Metropolitan Insurance – (small frame 111 – 124 pounds) (medium frame 121 – 135) (large frame 131 – 147)* Robinson Formula - 119 pounds is ideal weight for a woman Devine Formula - 115 pounds is ideal weight for a woman Miller Formula – 126 pounds is the ideal weight .   Miss America - There have been Miss Americas with heights between 5'1" and 5'11"; Based on a height of 5'3" inches, the average Miss America has had a weight of between 95 pounds and 126 pounds. She also has had on average: a bust of 33 inches, waist of 22.7 inches and hips of 33.5 inches. Ok do not get too upset. Look below...how many men do you know that are shaped like Steve Reeves the natural body builder.  

Ideal Weight for Men 5’ 3″

Metropolitan Insurance – (small frame 130 – 136 pounds) (medium frame 133 – 143) (large frame 140 – 153)* Robinson Formula – 127 pouns is the ideal weight for men Devine Formual – 125 pounds is the ideal weight for men Miller Formula – 133 pounds is the ideal weight for men   To Look Like Steve Reeves the famous natural body builder (Steve Reeves sugested ideal measurements): Arms - 16.1 inches Calves - 16.1 inches Neck - 16.1 inches Thighs - 23.5 inches Chest - 46.9 inches Waist - 26.1 inches   Want to look like a Greek Adonis? You will need shoulders of 45.6 inches and a waist of 28.2 inches.   Perhaps you feel that the perfect body would look like a long distance runner. There is good reason to believe this. Many anthropologists believe that the survival of Homo sapiens depended on our ability to chase down prey over long distances in relative heat. The best long distance runners of 5'3" would weigh between 97 and 128 pounds. Don't look like Miss America or Steve Reeves? Join the club.   * 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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