Healthy weight for 5' 5" adults

Adults with a height of 5' 5" have an optimal weight range that promotes a healthy body proportion, as measured by Body Mass Index (BMI). 5' 5" adults who weigh between 112 pounds and 150 pounds in are considered to be of a healthy weight as measured by body mass index (bmi)2. If you are 5' 5" and heavier than 150 pounds 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 5' 5" adults, the healthy weight range lies between 112 and 150 pounds. 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 150 pounds, 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 feet/inches. View this page in centimeter equivalent (165cm).

Healthy weight and body mass chart for 65 in adults 1

Weight BMI Health3
100 lbs 16.6 Underweight
105 lbs 17.5 Underweight
110 lbs 18.3 Underweight
115 lbs 19.1 Healthy Weight
120 lbs 20 Healthy Weight
125 lbs 20.8 Healthy Weight
130 lbs 21.6 Healthy Weight
135 lbs 22.5 Healthy Weight
140 lbs 23.3 Healthy Weight
145 lbs 24.1 Healthy Weight
150 lbs 25 Healthy Weight
155 lbs 25.8 Overweight
160 lbs 26.6 Overweight
165 lbs 27.5 Overweight
170 lbs 28.3 Overweight
175 lbs 29.1 Overweight
180 lbs 30 Overweight
185 lbs 30.8 Obese
190 lbs 31.6 Obese
195 lbs 32.4 Obese
200 lbs 33.3 Obese
205 lbs 34.1 Obese
210 lbs 34.9 Obese
215 lbs 35.8 Obese
220 lbs 36.6 Obese
225 lbs 37.4 Obese
230 lbs 38.3 Obese
235 lbs 39.1 Obese
240 lbs 39.9 Obese
245 lbs 40.8 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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