What Is a Good Weight for a Woman?

The desire for a sexy look has seen many women go crazy ending up with health-risk weights. It’s good to look sexy, but your health is more important. “What is a healthy weight for a woman?” today is a common question asked by every girl and woman you come across. On the face value, this is an extremely simple question, but wait until you are tongue-tied in giving an answer to realize how complicated the question is. In the actual sense there is no standard weight that cuts across all women given the fact that different people vary in body types. The weight varies from one woman to another depending on height, age as well as present condition. For instance, you don’t expect a pregnant woman to weigh the same as she is normally without the baby.

Nevertheless, you might strive to know your right body weight because having excess is a recipe for weight oriented health problems like adult-onset diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, stroke just to mention a few. You will only know if your weight is the right one by determining the weight: height ratio. There is a chart for women showing the right weight: height ratios. The appropriate weight for women 4’10” in height ranges between 100 and 131 pounds. For those having height 5’0″, their weight should not fall outside the brackets of 103 and 137 pounds. For the 5’3″ height woman, the weight should range between 111 and 148 pounds. A weight of between 117 and 156 pounds is appropriate for the 5’5″ height woman. And for those who have been blessed of a height over 5’7″, their weight should not be less than 117 pounds.

There is also a chart on weight for women depending on age. The right weight for women aged between 20 and 29 years is 132 pounds. For women ranging between 30 and 39 in age, the right weight is 144 pounds. Women between 40 and 49 years should weigh 149 pounds and those between 50 and 60 years should weigh 158 pounds. Those exceeding age 60 are safe at 152 pounds.

However, note that the above figures are just averages and variations might occur. With this knowledge, you are now in a position to monitor your weight and control it through exercise & diet.