The following two equations are used to calculate the ideal body weight of both males and females.

## What is an ideal bodyweight?

The ideal bodyweights calculated by the formulas above are the average of the healthy levels of weight based on height.

This means that at any given height, the formulas above will produce the healthiest weight on average for that person. These formulas were derived from meta analysis of the the weight of healthy individuals and their BMIs.

It’s important to keep in mind that the suggest ideal body weight is what your weight should be on average. Your actual healthiest weight will depend on genetic factors and current muscle mass.

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