How Much Should I Weigh?

Monday, 12 May 2014 09:44 AM

By Peter Hibberd, M.D.

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Question: How much should I weigh? I am a 59-year-old man, 5 feet and 5 inches tall and am Asian. Also: Does age, gender, or ethnicity make a difference in how much I should weigh?

Dr. Hibberd's answer:
 
Yes, ethnicity, gender, and genetics do play a role in your weight. At the age of 59, an Asian male standing 5-foot-5 should weigh between 145 and 155 pounds.
 
You can gauge your ideal weight for your height, by visiting to the National Institutes of Health's Body Mass Index online calculator.

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