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Weight Chart for Men & Women Over 50

Written by Natural Diet Plan

Healthy Recommended Weight

 


If you are 50 years of age or older you're probably thinking a lot more seriously about your health as you grow older. Those years sure don't take long to add up, do they? Why yesterday, we were young and feeling free - like we were going to live forever.

But these days, Father Time has his ways of catching up with us. We're slower now than we used to be in our younger years. We run out of energy faster too. And a game of football or baseball may leave our grandkids looking at a grown man or woman crying.

I've entered my sixth decade of life and I'll be the first to admit that I'm not as cautious as I should be. Inside, I feel like a kid. It's hard to fathom that I'm a nana. But in reality, my body certainly feels like it's old. Some days, it feels down-right ancient.

If you're not far behind me - or even if you're a bit more advanced in age, you know all about those lovely wrinkles. About the sagging skin because it's losing its elasticity. The aching bones, particularly the knees and fingers. Ain't it all fun?

But what about your weight? It's going to play a big factor as you continue to age. It will more likely than not also play a factor in how long you live - as well as the quality of life you experience in your future.

Therefore, it's vital that you set a fitness goal now rather than later. Doing such may forego a stroke, a heart attack or even diabetes. Being at your healthiest weight may also combat high blood pressure. And best yet - you'll simply feel your best.

Weight Recommendations for Individuals 50 Years & Older in Age

Height
(inches)

Healthy Weight

58 91 96 100 105 110 115
59 94 99 104 109 114 119
60 97 102 107 112 118 123
61 100 106 111 116 122 127
62 104 109 115 120 126 131
63 107 113 118 124 130 135
64 110 116 122 128 134 140
65 114 120 126 132 138 144
66 118 124 130 136 142 148
67 121 127 134 140 146 153
68 125 131 138 144 151 158
69 128 135 142 149 155 162
70 132 139 146 153 160 167
71 136 143 150 157 165 172
72 140 147 154 162 169 177
73 144 151 159 166 174 182
74 148 155 163 171 179 186
75 152 160 168 176 184 192
76 156 164 172 180 189 197
BMI 19 20 21 22 23 24

BMI & Body Weight

Note the very last line in our data chart which depicts BMI - the body mass index. If you exceed 24 then you may be overweight. Not don't panic! There are times when an individual can exceed this number and still be at a healthy size. You may hold more muscle mass or you may have larger breast or buttocks on your body.

And if you are five or so pounds either up or down within the chart's defining numbers, again - don't panic. At times in life it may be more desirable to pack a bit more fat than not. Remember to use this data as a pattern for setting goals, and only a pattern.

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