The ideal weight for a height of 5’8 is a number that falls within a particular range. If you are 5’8 and weigh in that range, then you must have a great physique.
Touching the height figure is 5’8, then I think you have a very good height. For both men and women, 5’8 is thought to be taller than the average adult height in the United States (both men and women). With each different height number, there is an ideal weight range, and when combined with the corresponding height, it will create a balanced physique, a healthy body that people often want to have. As for the 5’8 height too, it also has an ideal weight range.
From the relationship between weight and height, we can calculate weight from height or vice versa from weight to calculate height. In addition, to assess the degree of obesity, we can rely on the relationship between weight and height. That is, I use BMI to evaluate the relationship between these two values. This index can say whether you are thin or fat or have a normal, standard physique. Without making you wait any longer, next, I will go with you to discover the ideal weight range for a height of 5’8.
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Ideal Weight For Men and Women With A Height of 5’8
There will be some essential information that I want to cover a lot in this article, especially in the ways of calculating numbers, and sometimes you will need to look back at this table. This table is just a summary of the calculations that I will calculate in the following sections.
|Weight difference from the average weight.||+5 pounds||-4 pounds|
|Weight distribution for each sex.||Add and subtract 12 pounds.||Add and subtract 11 pounds.|
Ideal weight for a height of 5’8 will have a definite range of values within which your weight numbers are considered ideal. There are now many ways to calculate ideal weight and come up with very similar numbers. But in my opinion, the Bruck formula is the most reliable formula for calculating the average ideal weight.
Bruck’s formula is a formula used by the Japanese that, so far, the Japanese are very careful in everything. Every decision or every result is very accurate, so I selected using Bruck’s formula. It is expressed as:
– Ideal Weight = [Height (cm) – 100)] x 0.9.
Although this formula has an extremely low error rate, one thing I would like to warn you about before is never to trust the numbers completely. The numbers represent only a calculation result based on known data, and it is extremely dry.
Man himself is a conscious living being, and all body shapes on earth are very diverse, so sometimes it will be right for one person but wrong for another, even though the two of them have that point that is said to be similar. So what I want you to have is a very relaxed head and treat the numbers as fleeting.
So, with the Bruck formula above, I will apply the height to 5’8. But the first thing you need is to convert the unit from Ft to Cm. And now, I have a height of 5’8, which has been changed to 172.72 (cm). The last step is that you will substitute and get results.
– Ideal Weight = [172.72 – 100] x 0.9 = 65.448 (kg) ~ 144 (pounds).
The average weight now is 144 pounds. It denotes both men and women but with certain conditions such as being over 18 years old, not sick, not sick, not elderly, and not an athlete. Only when the above conditions are satisfied does the number 114 pounds become meaningful.
Ideal Weight for a 5’8 Male
After getting the average ideal weight as above, I continue to find the ideal weight for men, thanks to the table that I mentioned at the beginning. According to the table above, the ideal weight for men will be 144 pounds plus 5 pounds. Now, the ideal weight figure I have is 149 pounds. If you have an exact 2-digit height and weight (149 Ibs; 5’8), then that is a great thing and very congratulatory.
For those of you who don’t have this number, don’t worry too much because I also talked about the limit of ideal weight for a certain height so that it will have an upper and lower limit around. One hundred forty-nine pounds for a 5’8 tall person.
And the reason why there is this weight range, I have already explained above. For men, I would add and subtract 12 pounds from their ideal weight. Specifically, 149 plus and minus 12 pounds. At this time, the ideal weight range starts from 137 Ibs – 161 Ibs.
|Sex||Height (Ft)||Ideal Weight (Ibs)|
|Male||5’8||137 – 161|
Ideal weight for a 5’8 Female
For women, the ideal weight will be about 9 pounds less than men’s and depends on many other factors. Therefore, based on the table above, I will subtract 4 pounds from 144 pounds because, in adulthood, girls and boys have a big difference in weight. And now I get 140 pounds from using 144 minus 4.
So now the ideal weight for women is 140 pounds. If you weigh exactly 140 pounds and are 5’8 tall, it shows that you are in a very stable shape. But if you don’t have that expected weight, then continue with me.
Next, just like men, women also have a defined ideal weight range, also because of the difference in weight in bones and organs, but it will not be as much as men. So I just added and subtracted from the ideal 11-pound female. My ideal female weight range is 129 Ibs – 151 Ibs.
|Sex||Height (Ft)||Ideal weight (Ibs)|
|Female||5’8||129 – 151|
How To Calculate the BMI?
In addition to the numbers representing the ideal weight above, there is also an indicator that measures how thin, fat or normal the body is. It tells you what situation you are in so that you can have better eating and exercise habit. The metric I want to refer to here is BMI. There are two closely related quantities, and showing the relationship between them to express BMI is weight and height. Specifically, here, BMI is calculated by taking weight and dividing by height squared:
BMI = Weight/(Height x Height)
– Weight: kilogram (kg)
– Height: meter (m).
Of course, this index in men and women will be different, so there will also be differences when comparing and comparing. Please rest assured that this index has been recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO), so there will be no errors.
Below is the BMI chart for men.
Looking at the chart above, you can also see that the distribution of BMI numbers to assess obesity is only approximate. Since these are general charts for both men and women, they cannot be completely taken as correct. This chart will be more convenient than the BMI table in that you will not need to calculate but only need to compare your weight and height and get the above results, and you will immediately know that you are in a thin state, normal or obese.
If you’re within the normal range, that’s fine, and it also shows you’re at your ideal weight. And if you are at an alarming level, then immediately look at yourself, and review your eating and living habits are appropriate to be able to adjust to help yourself get the desired shape.
Currently, with the development of society, the upswing of the economy, along with fast food, greasy fried food contains a lot of cholesterol and fats that increase the risk of obesity in young people and adolescents. Elderly people who eat such foods have a very high risk of cardiovascular disease. The lack of exercise and sports is precise because this has led to obesity. This is an alarming situation and needs to be recognized as soon as possible.
Advice for 5’8
I know you need our help. But really, I’m just the one who can give you advice on what to change to have a balanced body and whether to implement and persevere with it. Will you change or not? It’s your thing. Here are some tips for you.
– For those of you who are too small in weight, that is, in a thin state, the most useful advice for you is to actively eat, supplementing with necessary nutrients such as cross matter, fiber, protein, starch, etc. Normally you eat three meals a day or maybe less, now if you want to improve your body, increase it to 4 to 5 meals a day to bring your weight back to the right weight.
– For those of you who are obese, there are two things you should limit your intake of fat and starch, eat less sugar, eat less cholesterol-rich substances, and increase the intake of fiber such as vegetables, tubers, fruits, etc. Apply the same and be patient, and then the ideal weight you desire will be very close in the future only.
Regardless of your ideal weight, exercise is good for your health. Skinny people exercise helps increase health, enhance physical strength and also help the body absorb food better, thereby quickly increasing body weight.
As for overweight people, exercise is very important, and it helps you become agile in work and daily activities, helping to reduce excess fat due to consuming a lot of energy. You can make a timetable and stick to it. It can be in the evening or early morning, or you can go to the gym to get advice on the best exercise regimen.
Weight and height are two quantities that always go together. If one of them is not commensurate with the other’s goals, you need to reconsider your habits. Although it is a hard number, it also partly tells about the situation that I am facing.
To verify the fact that you are in a fat or thin state, you should not only rely on numbers but also rely on suggestions and comments from people around you. And let’s accept the truth so that we can have appropriate methods and solutions to that problem. Finally, I would like to wish you success in achieving your ideal weight for your height.