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Ideal Body Weight refers to the desired weight a person of a given height and body frame should have in order to be healthy. Maintaining an ideal body weight, i.e., a body weight just right for your height and body frame, is key to living a healthy and disease free life. An ideal body weight greatly reduce the chances of diseases like heart diseases, diabetes etc...

The ideal weight of a person is determined by his/her gender, height and body frame. To determine your body frame, scroll down towards the end of this page.

## Ideal Weight Calculator based on height, gender & body frame

Find your ideal body weight using the Ideal Weight Calculator given below. Enter gender, height and body frame in the box below and click "Calculate Ideal Weight" button.

The ideal weight calculator given above is just one of the many tools used to determine if a person is healthy or not. Please do not jump into conclusions based on the result. It is always adviced to consult your doctor in case of any disease.

## How to find your body frame

An easy method.

1. Wrap your thumb and major fingers around the smallest part of your wrist.
2. If the fingers overlap you are a small frame.
3. If the fingers just touch each other your are a medium frame.
4. If the fingers don't touch you are a large frame

Another more accurate method is given below.

1. Extend your arm forward so that it is horizontal and parallel to the ground.
2. Bend your forearm up to a 90 degree angle.
3. Keep your fingers straight. Inner side of your wrist should be towards the body.
4. Place thumb and index finger of the other hand on the two prominent bones (on either side) of the elbow.
5. Measure the distance between the bones and compare with the tables listing elbow measurements for medium-framed men or women.
6. Measurements lower than listed indicate a smaller frame and higher measurements indicate a larger frame.
Elbow measurements for medium frame women
Height in feet and inchesHeight in cmElbow breadth in mm
4' 10" - 4' 11" 146 - 14857 - 64
5' 0" - 5' 3"150 - 15857 - 64
5' 4" - 5' 7"160 - 16860 - 67
5' 8" - 5' 11"170 - 17860 - 67
6'18363 - 69
Elbow Measurements for medium frame men
Height in feet and inchesHeight in cmElbow breadth in mm
5' 2" - 5' 3"155 - 15864 - 73
5' 4" - 5' 7"160 - 16867 - 73
5' 8" - 5' 11"170 - 17870 - 75
6' 0" - 6' 3"180 - 18870 - 79
6' 4" - 6' 7"190 - 19873 - 83