How Much Should I Weigh for My Height and Age?

How Much Should I Weigh for My Height and Age?

The wrong diet could lead to serious medical conditions, and being unhappy with your appearance can negatively impact your mental health. That’s why regular exercise and healthy eating habits are essential. So wondering, “How much should I weigh for my height and age?” is nothing unusual and shameful to ask. It’s perfectly normal to be curious about your own fitness level and whether you should implement some changes to your current lifestyle. 

There is plenty of information online regarding this topic. For that reason, let’s break down the factors that go into healthy body weight for a specific person’s height and age.  

What Factors to Consider?

Every person is different, and general charts cannot apply to everyone. There are many factors involved in determining a healthy body weight, like gender, age, height, and more. Likewise, a person can feel comfortable in their body and still have a stone or two over what’s considered “appropriate weight,” so take every piece of advice with a grain of salt.

Also, not everyone with extra weight will have health issues that can lead to severe conditions. So, make sure you put your health first at all times.

Should You Rely on BMI?

Body mass index (BMI) is a standard method that helps measure a person’s weight in relation to their height. You can even find online calculators that will help you determine your ideal weight according to your height. Here are the numbers:

  • Underweight — <18.5 
  • Ideal — 18.5–24.9
  • Overweight — 25–29.9  
  • Obese — >30 

Note that there are some factors that can impact these figures that do not go into the calculations. 

But how to find average weight for height and age? Well, BMI does not rely on age as a factor for adults. It is a very simple metric that doesn’t account for variables like waist and hip measurements, the proportion of muscle mass, or even the percentage of body fat. Luckily, you can find all of that out by using an INEVIFIT Smart Body Fat Scale that displays up 13 such metrics to help you reach your goals.

Waist-to-Hip Ratio

As the name suggests, WHR compares a person’s waist size to their hip size. A high number indicates more visceral fat (abdominal cavity fat). Studies have shown that people with a higher WHR have a greater chance of developing diabetes and CVD. 

Calculating the waist-to-hip ratio is easy — all you need to do is measure your waist at its narrowest part (typically above the belly button), then divide this number by the hip width at its widest part.

Here are some numbers you should have in mind:

Health Risk



Low risk



Moderate risk



High risk 



Note that different ethnicities have different optimal WHR.

How Much Should I Weigh for My Height and Age?

Weight-to-Height Ratio

How much weight, according to height and age, should I carry? To calculate WtHR, you should divide your waist size by your height. Any value of 0.5 or less is moderate and healthy. On the other hand, any number above 0.52 indicates possible heart conditions and complications. This is because the fat around the middle of the torso can be detrimental to the kidneys, heart, and liver.

Body Fat Percentage

As we mentioned, calculating body fat percentage is also a good way to determine your optimal weight. The INEVIFIT Smart Body Fat Scale considers both your height and age when determining your body fat percentage, including essential and stored fat. Don’t think of fat as something negative — your body needs it to survive.

INEVIFIT Smart Body Fat Scale

However, here are some recommendations for both males and females, depending on their activity levels.

Activity Level






Fit non-athletes









You can find more detailed data here.

If you want to maintain optimal weight, we suggest healthy dieting. This includes introducing healthy ingredients into your daily meals that you can accurately calculate using the INEVIFIT Kitchen Scale. Measure the correct amount of protein you can intake or portion sizes if your nutritionist recommends it.

Body Fat Percentage


We cannot tell you how much you should weigh solely according to your height and age. There are several factors that go into determining the right weight for one individual. Make sure you consult with a professional or incorporate all aspects listed here into your weight-measuring processes. You can always rely on the INEVIFIT Smart Body Fat Scale for details on your body measurements, as it provides optimal data. Aside from that, practice a healthy diet and regular workouts.