is your weight appropriate for your height?

@gnase99 (172)
Philippines
October 27, 2009 3:25am CST
im 5'5 and i weigh 110 lbs. am i underweight?
7 responses
@Capsicum (1444)
• United States
27 Oct 09
@gnase99 (172)
• Philippines
27 Oct 09
what kind of reply is that?
@Capsicum (1444)
• United States
28 Oct 09
I really don't see why you would ask such a question when you most likely know the answer!
@owlwings (37689)
• Cambridge, England
27 Oct 09
According to the published tables (which are usually based on the average for Americans), you are very slightly under your 'ideal' weight, depending on your frame type. This is certainly not something you should worry about. It is better to be slim than to be overweight. Here is an example of the standard tables of BMI with an explanation: http://www.revolutionhealth.com/healthy-living/weight-management/learn-the-basics/ideal-weight/healthy-bmi-range
@owlwings (37689)
• Cambridge, England
27 Oct 09
You can calculate your BMI quite easily: Multiply your weight (in pounds) by 703 and divide it by the square of your height in inches. 110 x 703 = 77330 5'5" = 65"; 65 x 65 = 4225 77330/4225 = 18.3 A BMI of between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered 'normal' but this varies depending on how much muscle (in relation to fat) you have and also on your bone structure. You are so nearly within the normal range that you should not be concerned. You might consider taking more exercise (in order to increase your muscle weight and your appetite and, generally, your level of well-being). Philippinos are generally of a smaller build than white Americans (on which the tables are based), so I would consider you to be 'normal'.
@codris (783)
• Italy
27 Oct 09
i don't know the american system but i'm 1,75m and i weigh 49 Kg, i'm a bit skinny, i'm under the normal weight, i've to be 66-67 kg, but i don't know how to get weight. i eat every kind of food also fat food, and i don't do phisical activity for 4 month, and i don't get a little bit of weight. Maybe my body burn to much energy and consume my reserves of fat befor i can store them. if you have any advice to gain a bit of weight please tell me.
@owlwings (37689)
• Cambridge, England
27 Oct 09
You should do more exercise rather than less. Muscle is heavier than fat, so the more muscle you have, the better. Exercise also increases appetite and well-being. I converted your height and weight to imperial units and your BMI is 15.9, which is a good deal underweight. You should be concerned and ought to discuss it with your doctor.
@getbrowser (1715)
• China
27 Oct 09
I am 5'6" and I weigh 130 lbs. The most accurate assessment of your ideal weight takes into account the composition of your body - how much of your weight is lean body mass and how much is body fat. For optimum health, body fat should be no more than 20% of total body weight for men and 30% for women. As a published table, people who are 5'5" usually weigh 121 or 152, which is a proper number.
@Brad2289 (185)
• United States
27 Oct 09
I'm 6'1 and 179 lbs. I hate how much I weigh but my doctor says im in the normal range and i'm completely healthy but 179 lbs. seems like a lot to me but if the doctor says im O.K. then I guess I am :)
@zhuhuifen46 (3487)
• China
27 Oct 09
I am a little bit overweight, but that does not upset me too much. I tried to cut weight by eating less, but every time I did it, there was health concerns. I am shifting to more exercises so that I have both better shape and vitality, which is necessary for good mood.
@icecubic (1851)
• Indonesia
27 Oct 09
I don't know guys but i have a formula for standard weight. It is your height on centimeter minus 110 centimeter and it's your standard weight if less than it you are under weight and more than it you are overweight. But i don't know of its accuration. I get it from my biologi teacher guys. Good day