Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.
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How Much Should I Weigh?

By    |   Tuesday, 04 Feb 2014 10:01 AM

Question: I'm 5-foot-4 and 200 pounds. What should I weigh?

Dr. Hibberd's answer:
 
Ideal body weight is going to be different for men and women, and vary by age. A 5-foot-4 female should weigh approximately 120 to 130 pounds. Weight calculations for men will be greater to account for increased muscle mass. For instance, the ideal weigh for a man who stands 5-foot-4 would be between 125 and 145 pounds.
 
In any event you may consider using a BMI index instead of a weight index to target, and aim for a BMI of under 26. A healthy BMI (Body Mass Index) range for males is 12-18 percent and for females is 15-22 percent.

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