How Much Should a Girl of 5'7" Weigh?
Height to Weight Charts
The belief that there is a set weight a person should be is based on common height/weight charts such as the one found at Disabled World. On this chart, a woman who is 5'7" should ideally weigh 143 pounds. The extreme ends of the chart indicate she should not weigh less than 123 pounds or more than 164 pounds.
Medical professionals, as reported by Medical News Today, recognize that there are a number of factors that have to be taken into account before determining what the right weight should be for you. Your height of 5'7" is important, as is your gender, but so is your bone composition, age and muscle mass.
Rather than trying to meet or beat a relatively arbitrary number on a height/weight scale, Medical News Today provides several means of determining your personal healthy weight. These include considering BMI (Body Mass Index), Waist-Hip Ratio and/or body fat percentage. Two of these assessments--BMI and Waist-Hip Ratio--can be determined at home.
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