Healthy Weight Range Chart for Women & Men by Age | WW Australia

How to determine your ideal weight

Are you a healthy weight for your height? Find out how you can determine a healthy weight range for you, and why it’s important for your health.

How Much Should I Weigh?

Whilst many of us are looking for that magic number on the scale, the truth is that there's no one “ideal” weight that we should be aiming for.

Body mass index, also known as BMI is the most commonly used measure to determine if you’re a healthy weight for your height. It can also give you an indication of whether you are in the healthy weight range.

While this measure can be a helpful tool, there are several factors that influence our weight, for example age, biological sex, muscle mass, genetics, ethnicity and physical activity levels. Also, it’s important to note that BMI cannot distinguish between muscle, bone and fat, or provide an indication of body composition. Given this, BMI may not always be the most accurate measure for every individual.

Not sure how to calculate your Body Mass Index? Find your BMI >

Find your healthy weight range

Find your healthy weight range for your height in cm below.

If you need to get back into your healthy weight range, we can help. Our NEW myWW+ program is a holistic approach to wellness and weight loss. From learning how to pick the right portion sizes, moving more with beginner exercises to managing emotional eating, our unparalleled expertise across food, activity and mindset will help you reach your goals.

WW Healthy Weight Ranges are general recommendations for men and women. If you have specific health issues or fall outside our height ranges, we recommend that you discuss a suitable weight range with your GP.

BMI exception: As everyone is built differently, and some people may have a heavier muscle mass than others, a BMI reading may not always be the best indicator of weight status. Use the BMI as a guide and if you are concerned, ask your doctor for help.

What other measurements matter?

Waist circumference or waist-to-hip ratio are other helpful measures to use when assessing your health, as they can indicate if you’re carrying excess body fat around your middle and assess your risk of weight-related chronic diseases.

Why is being a healthy weight important?

Maintaining a healthy weight is important for our health and wellbeing. Not only does it lower our risk of developing chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and some cancers, it can help us live longer and improve our quality of life.

Also, it's important to know that measurements such as BMI and waist circumference are not the only measure of success. Paying attention to non-scale victories (NSV’s) like improvements in our fitness levels or having more energy is just as important, as they help to reinforce healthy habits. When it comes to your weight and health, what's most important is being the healthiest version you can be.

That's why our latest program myWW+ offers a holistic approach that considers food, activity, mindset and sleep, so you can focus on all aspects of your health for your weight-loss and wellness journey.

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