Healthy weight for 5' 6" adults
Adults with a height of 5' 6" have an optimal weight range that promotes a healthy body proportion, as measured by Body Mass Index (BMI). 5' 6" adults who weigh between 115 pounds and 154 pounds in are considered to be of a healthy weight as measured by body mass index (bmi)2. If you are 5' 6" and heavier than 154 pounds you are overweight for your height. Maintaining a healthy weight ensures that your body is in balance and supports overall well-being.
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' 6" adults, the healthy weight range lies between 115 and 154 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 154 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 (168cm).
Healthy weight and body mass chart for 66 in adults 1
|115 lbs||18.6||Healthy Weight|
|120 lbs||19.4||Healthy Weight|
|125 lbs||20.2||Healthy Weight|
|130 lbs||21||Healthy Weight|
|135 lbs||21.8||Healthy Weight|
|140 lbs||22.6||Healthy Weight|
|145 lbs||23.4||Healthy Weight|
|150 lbs||24.2||Healthy Weight|
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.
- 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
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services About Adult BMI
- Rush University Medical Center Obesity