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Important Ideal Height Weight Chart for Adults in India

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Bajaj Finserv Health
May 31st, 2022
19 mins read

Synopsis

A height weight chart outlines the average height for men and the average height for women in India. It serves as a guide so you can manage your weight and keep health conditions like diabetes at bay.

Key Takeaways

  • Height weight chart tells your ideal weight according to height
  • It is based on average height for men and women in the country
  • Height weight chart can help you know if you are over or underweight

A height-weight chart can give you a general idea about whether you are healthy. This is because although the definition and appearance of being healthy are generally different for everyone, height and weight usually have the same impact. 

While in infancy and childhood, a height and weight chart can showcase growth; in adulthood, this chart can help know whether you have the ideal weight. Maintaining an ideal weight is important because being overweight or underweight can lead to a number of health conditions. These include [1] [2]. 

  • Type 2 diabetes  
  • Heart issues  
  • Certain cancers  
  • Osteoarthritis 
  • Osteoporosis  
  • Vitamin deficiency  
  • Anemia 
  • Changes in the menstrual cycle 
  • Reduced immunity 

Additional Read: Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms: 8 Early Warning Signs You Should Never Ignore!

Given the health consequences of not maintaining an ideal weight, it is essential for adults to monitor it with the help of a height weight chart. This chart will tell you your ideal weight according to your height, which in turn helps you know if you are obese, underweight, or overweight.

Keep in mind that your ideal weight may vary depending on various factors such as age, gender, genetics, medical history, and more. Read on to find out the average height weight chart and what can cause you to be overweight or underweight.

Height weight chart female 

Height (in feet) 

Weight (in kgs) 

4.6 

28.5 – 34.9 
4.7 

30.8 – 37.6 

4.8 

32.6 – 39.9 

4.9 

34.9 – 42.6 
4.10 

36.4 – 44.9 

4.11 

39.0 – 47.6 
5.0 

40.8 – 49.9 

5.1 

43.1 – 52.6 
5.2 

44.9 – 54.9 

5.3 

42.7 – 57.6 
5.4 

49.0 – 59.9 

5.5 

51.2 – 62.6 
5.6 

53.0 – 64.8 

5.7 

55.3 – 67.6 
5.8 

57.1 – 69.8 

5.9 

59.4 – 72.6 
5.10 

61.2 – 74.8 

5.11 

63.5 – 77.5 
6.0 

65.3 – 79.8 

6.1 

67.6 – 82.5 
6.2 

69.4 – 84.8 

6.3 

71.6 – 87.5 
6.4 

73.5 – 89.8 

6.5 

75.7 – 92.5 

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Height weight chart male 

Height (in feet) 

Weight (in kgs) 

4.6 

28.5 – 34.9 
4.7 

30.8 – 38.1 

4.8 

33.5 – 40.8 
4.9 

35.8 – 43.9 

4.10 

38.5 – 46.7 
4.11 

40.8 – 49.9 

5.0 

43.1 – 53.0 
5.1 

45.8 – 55.8 

5.2 

48.1 – 58.9 
5.3 

50.8 – 61.6 

5.4 

53.0 – 64.8 
5.5 

55.3 – 68.0 

5.6 

58.0 – 70.7 
5.7 

60.3 – 73.9 

5.8 

63.0 – 76.6 
5.9 

65.3 – 79.8 

5.10 

67.6 – 83.0 
5.11 

70.3 – 85.7 

6.0 

72.6 – 88.9 
6.1 

75.3 – 91.6 

6.2 

77.5 – 94.8 
6.3 

79.8 – 98.0 

6.4 

82.5 – 100.6 
6.5 

84.8 – 103.8 

Few points to remember while using the height weight chart 

  • A height weight chart is based on the average height for men and the average height for women in India. 
  • If your weight is within the range of your height, it can be interpreted as you have a healthy weight. 
  • If the weight is under or above the range, it can be interpreted as you being underweight or overweight. 
  • It is important to remember that your ideal weight may also be dependent on other factors, mainly your age, medical history, family history, and genetics. 
  • If you notice that you are under or above the average weight, talk to a doctor to understand the reasons for the same, especially if you notice prolonged periods where your weight falls outside the range or when your weight fluctuates widely frequently.  
  • Depending solely on a BMI calculator can give you inaccurate results because it does not consider age, fat distribution, waist-to-hip ratio, and muscle mass proportion.

Weight fluctuations are normal but being overweight or underweight for long periods can cause complications later in life. This is why it is important to know the causes of being over or underweight and taking conscious measures to normalize your weight.

Keep in mind that genetics can also cause this fluctuation, and if you have these genes, it becomes more important for you to maintain your weight. With proper measures and guidance, you can manage your weight without any adverse effects. 

Causes of being overweight and underweight 

Health conditions 

While obesity can lead to certain conditions, it can be caused by health issues and medicines too. This includes hypothyroidism, Cushing’s syndrome, eating disorder, hyperthyroidism, medication for schizophrenia, diabetes, depression, epilepsy, and more. But you should remember that even though being overweight is a side effect of these conditions, you can manage your weight and stay healthy by taking the right measures. 

Inactive or stressful lifestyle 

A sedentary or stressful lifestyle has a direct and adverse effect on your health. An inactive lifestyle means you do not use the energy from your food, which is then converted into fat. Excess fat in your body can lead to obesity. Stress, on the other hand, can make you either overweight or underweight. It can lead to eating more or less than required due to anxiety. One of the best ways to tackle this is by being active, as it can help you shed extra weight while relaxing your mind and improving your mental health. 

Imbalanced diet 

What you eat is one of the most important factors in not only keeping weight problems at bay but also staying healthy. A balanced diet can give your body sufficient nutrients that help your organs function properly and keep you energized throughout the day.

If you have learned bad eating habits or unhealthy habits during your childhood or teenage years, take the necessary steps that can help you unlearn them. It is imperative to follow these steps as soon as you notice an unhealthy habit or a trigger that makes you behave or act inappropriately regarding food. This can help you have control over what goes in your body and thereby keep you healthy.

Additional Read: Why a Healthy Diet Plan is Crucial to Maintaining Good Health

With the average height and weight chart at your fingertips, take the necessary measures to stay healthy. You can also calculate your WHR, body fat percentage, and BMI to get a better estimate of your health. Knowing whether you are overweight or underweight can help you stay on top of your health. If you notice that you are extremely overweight (obese), you can take the necessary preventive measure to help stop the development and progression of a health condition.

If you notice any concerning signs of a health condition or want to get help to put on or lose weight, talk to a doctor or nutritionist to know more. Book a doctor consultation on Bajaj Finserv Health. The online consultation facility allows you to talk with your preferred doctor from anywhere in the country online. You can also ask the doctor for tips on what to do to maintain your ideal body weight. This way, you can make your health a top priority with ease! 

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