Healthy weight for 138 cm adults

Adults with a height of 138 cm have an optimal weight range that promotes a healthy body proportion, as measured by Body Mass Index (BMI). 138 centimeter tall adults who weigh between 45 kilograms and 47 kilograms cm are considered to be of a healthy weight as measured by body mass index (bmi)2. If you are 138 cm and heavier than 47 kg you are overweight for your height. Maintaining a healthy weight ensures that your body is in balance and supports overall well-being.

Understanding BMI

BMI is a valuable tool that assesses whether an individual's weight aligns with their height, helping to determine if they are underweight, within a healthy weight range, overweight, or obese. The BMI calculation is based on your weight in pounds divided by the square of your height in inches, multiplied by a conversion factor of 703. It's important to remember that while BMI provides a general assessment, it may not account for individual variations in body composition and muscle mass. Here is how BMI is classified.

  • BMI below 18.5: Underweight
  • BMI 18.5 to 24.9: Healthy Weight
  • BMI 25 to 29.9: Overweight
  • BMI 30 and above: Obese

Interpreting the Results

For 138 cm adults, the healthy weight range lies between 45 and 47 kilograms. If your weight falls within this range, it indicates that your body is in proportion and balanced for your height. However, if your weight exceeds 47 kilograms, you may be considered overweight for your height. In such cases, it's essential to adopt a holistic approach to health and consider lifestyle changes to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

Consult table below to determine the body mass index and body size health for your height.

Current measure units are centimeters. View this page in feet/inches equivalent (4' 6").

Healthy weight and body mass chart for 138 cm adults 1

Weight BMI Health3
45 kg 23.6 Healthy Weight
48 kg 25.2 Overweight
51 kg 26.8 Overweight
54 kg 28.4 Overweight
57 kg 29.9 Overweight
60 kg 31.5 Obese
63 kg 33.1 Obese
66 kg 34.7 Obese
69 kg 36.2 Obese
72 kg 37.8 Obese
75 kg 39.4 Obese
78 kg 41 Morbidly obese
81 kg 42.5 Morbidly obese
84 kg 44.1 Morbidly obese
87 kg 45.7 Morbidly obese
90 kg 47.3 Morbidly obese
93 kg 48.8 Morbidly obese
96 kg 50.4 Morbidly obese
99 kg 52 Morbidly obese
102 kg 53.6 Morbidly obese
105 kg 55.1 Morbidly obese
108 kg 56.7 Morbidly obese
111 kg 58.3 Morbidly obese
114 kg 59.9 Morbidly obese

Prioritizing Your Health

Your health journey is unique, and achieving a healthy weight involves more than just a number on the scale. Embrace a lifestyle that includes balanced nutrition, regular physical activity, and mental well-being. Consulting with a healthcare professional or a registered dietitian can provide personalized guidance to help you reach your health goals safely and effectively.

Seek Advice from a Physician

If you are unsure about your ideal weight or have specific health concerns, we strongly recommend seeking advice from a qualified healthcare professional. A physician or healthcare provider can conduct a comprehensive assessment of your health, taking into account factors such as race, medical history, family history, lifestyle habits, and existing health conditions. Their expertise can offer valuable insights into achieving and maintaining a healthy weight that aligns with your individual needs and goals.

Source Citations

  1. Robert J. Kuczmarski Dr.P.H. et al., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services 2000 CDC Growth Charts for the United States: Methods and Development
  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services About Adult BMI
  3. Rush University Medical Center Obesity

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