Ideal height to weight ratio

@wildguy2 (1349)
Canada
December 12, 2006 4:08pm CST
Do fall in the height to weight ratio. Is your body weight right for your height? I am 5 feet 8 inches weigh 166 pounds so my body ratio is off, I should be about 145 to 150, to be considered right...of course I put on a couple pounds, I used to be about 140 to 145 which was ideal...
3 responses
• Canada
12 Dec 06
Is there really an ideal body weight to height ratio? I know my sister is tall and thin, yet she weighs more than most people, since she's athletic. I'm average height and thin, and weight must less than she does.... I think so long as you are healthy and happy, then you are at the ideal weight for you.
@wildguy2 (1349)
• Canada
12 Dec 06
This is true but according to studies that there is an ideal height to weight ratio...I am going to find this link again and post it here.
@wildguy2 (1349)
• Canada
12 Dec 06
This is the link to the chart, have a look and see if you and your sister fall in the right category. http://www.informationcorner.com/recipehtwt.asp
• Canada
12 Dec 06
Well, in that chart I'm small frame and she's a large frame, though we basically have the same frame, though she is taller than me.
@GardenGerty (99317)
• United States
12 Dec 06
I have always been over the appropriate ration, even when I had a gorgeous shape, many years ago. Heavy bones, plus muscle. I tend to marry men who have a hard time keeping their weight up. Even if they eat much more than I do. Looking at the weights for large framed women of my height I am definitely 40-45 lbs overweight. The thing is that a lot of it does not show. I believe it is wrapped around my inner organs, and is just waiting to explode. I am working on it, slowly,and I lost 16-20 labs. last summer. Based on some of the charts by Covert Bailey in his Fat or Fit series though, I could weigh about 20 lbs more, and still be quite healthy. (180-185 rather than 155-163)
@wildguy2 (1349)
• Canada
12 Dec 06
It is a very ranging topic, even doctors have a different opinions of where our weight should be compared to our height.
@oldboy46 (2132)
• Australia
5 Feb 07
I do not have any excess fat .... am tall at 6'2" and always pass my medical exams every year .... but at the same time I do not fit into the category that is claimed to be ideal height to weight ratio. I am healthy, get plenty of exercise .... even when driving I pull over for the night and go for a run before going back to bed .... both at home and on the road, eat good foods. Think these charts are a crock of excretia more than anything and no wonder people have issues with their image.