Ideal Height - Weight by lanyuehua

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									                               Ideal Weight Chart

In 1943, the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company introduced their standard height-weight
tables for men and women. The tables were revised slightly in 1983. They were called
"desirable" weights, which would indicate those persons with the lowest mortality rates4.
However, the phrase "ideal weight5" gradually became associated with these tables in common
usage, even though the word "ideal" was not specifically published with the tables.


                          Height & Weight Table For Women1


Height                      Small                 Medium                Large
Feet Inches                 Frame                 Frame                 Frame
4' 10"                      102-111               109-121               118-131
4' 11"                      103-113               111-123               120-134
5' 0"                       104-115               113-126               122-137
5' 1"                       106-118               115-129               125-140
5' 2"                       108-121               118-132               128-143
5' 3"                       111-124               121-135               131-147
5' 4"                       114-127               124-138               134-151
5' 5"                       117-130               127-141               137-155
5' 6"                       120-133               130-144               140-159
5' 7"                       123-136               133-147               143-163
5' 8"                       126-139               136-150               146-167
5' 9"                       129-142               139-153               149-170
5' 10"                      132-145               142-156               152-173
5' 11"                      135-148               145-159               155-176
6' 0"                       138-151               148-162               158-179
Weights at ages 25-59 based on lowest mortality. Weight in pounds according to frame (in
indoor clothing weighing 3 lbs.; shoes with 1" heels)




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                            Height & Weight Table For Men2

                 Height           Small           Medium       Large
                 Feet Inches      Frame           Frame        Frame
                 5' 2"            128-134         131-141      138-150
                 5' 3"            130-136         133-143      140-153
                 5'' 4"           132-138         135-145      142-156
                 5' 5"            134-140         137-148      144-160
                 5' 6"            136-142         139-151      146-164
                 5' 7"            138-145         142-154      149-168
                 5' 8"            140-148         145-157      152-172
                 5' 9"            142-151         148-160      155-176
                 5' 10"           144-154         151-163      158-180
                 5' 11"           146-157         154-166      161-184
                 6' 0"            149-160         157-170      164-188
                 6' 1"            152-164         160-174      168-192
                 6' 2"            155-168         164-178      172-197
                 6' 3"            158-172         167-182      176-202
                 6' 4"            162-176         171-187      181-207
                 Weights at ages 25-59 based on lowest mortality. Weight
                 in pounds according to frame (in indoor clothing weighing
                 5 lbs.; shoes with 1" heels)



What is Frame Size?

The Met Life website gives the following instructions3 to estimate frame size:
"Bend forearm upward at a 90 degree angle. Keep fingers straight and turn the inside of your
wrist toward your body. Place thumb and index finger of other hand on the two prominent bones
on either side of the elbow. Measure space between your fingers on a ruler.(A physician would
use a caliper.) Compare with tables below listing elbow measurements for medium-framed men
and women. Measurements lower than those listed indicate small frame. Higher measurements
indicate large frame."




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             ELBOW MEASUREMENTS FOR MEDIUM FRAME
             Height in 1" heels Elbow                Height in 1" heels Elbow
             Men                     Breadth         Women                 Breadth
             5'2"-5'3"               21/2"-27/8" 4'10"-4'11"               21/4"-21/2"
             5'4"-5'7"               25/8"-27/8" 5'0"-5'3"                 21/4"-21/2"
             5'8"-5'11"              23/4"-3"        5'4"-5'7"             23/8"-25/8"
             6'0"-6'3"               23/4"-31/8" 5'8"-5'11"                23/8"-25/8"
             6'4"                    27/8"-31/4" 6'0"                      21/2"-23/4"


Problems with the Met Life tables
Credit should be given to the Med Life table creators for attempting to use "frame size" as a way
to compensate for the differences between peoples body shapes and skeletal muscle mass. In
theory, elbow-width or wrist-width does correlate fairly well with muscle and bone mass. But in
practice, the definition of frame size is too difficult for people to use, so virtually nobody uses
frame size as intended. Instead, people subjectively choose their own categories.
Most people who use the Met Life tables don't realize that they should specify their height while
wearing "1 inch heel shoes". There are MANY websites using these tables that neglect to point
this out.

Calculating Body Mass Index

According for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, BMI is a reliable indicator of
body fatness. It is calculated based on your height and weight.

To calculate your BMI, see the BMI Calculator. Or determine your BMI by finding your height
and weight in this BMI Index Chart.

According to the Navy SEALs Nutrition Guide, a BMI reference range has been established
based on a survey of 800 Navy SEALs that has resulted in the standards established below. For
all SEALs combined, the average BMI was 25 and a body fat of 13%.

       -Lean                          < 20
       -Typical SEAL                  20-29
       -Check your Body Fat           29-32

It is important to remember that BMI is only a screening tool that can be used as an initial
assessment of body composition and to track changes in individual body composition. The goal
for Cold Steel Challenge is for participants to remain within the BMI range of 18.5 to 28.5. BMI
can be calculated with the formula below:


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                                     Table: Imperial BMI Formula
                                            (weight in pounds * 703 )
                                 BMI =        ————————————
                          ( lbs/inches² )
                                                height in inches²

Body Mass Index and be quickly calculated with the calculator provided by the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention at the below website. A calculator will also be provided at the
Cold Steel Challenge website.

http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/adult_bmi/english_bmi_calculator/bmi_calcula
tor.html

   1.   http://www.metlife.com/Lifeadvice/Tools/Heightnweight/Docs/women.html
   2.   http://www.metlife.com/Lifeadvice/Tools/Heightnweight/Docs/men.html
   3.   http://www.metlife.com/Lifeadvice/Tools/Heightnweight/Docs/frametable.html
   4.   Harrison GG, Height-weight tables. Ann Intern Med 1985; 103:489-94.
   5.   Pai MP, Paloucek FP, The origin of the "Ideal" body weight equations. Ann Pharmacol
        2000; 34:1066-69




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