In order to determine if you are overweight, underweight or just right,you will first need to know your frame size. Frame sizes come in three different categories: small, medium,and large. To determine your frame size:Measure your elbow breadth:
- Put your arm straight out in front of you, bend your arm at theelbow with your fingers pointing straight up. (Your arm should beat a 90 degree angle to your body.)
- Turn your wrist so that the palm of your hand is facing yourbody. (You should be able to see your palm.)
- Put your thumb and fore finger on the two bones on the outside of your elbow. Measure this distance in inches.
- Input this information here -Frame Calculator.
Weight to Height Charts
The following information in these weight to height charts is from The Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (1983 statistics). These charts are widely used by experts in the medical field.However, other experts criticize these statistics based onthe fact that the participants in the study were primarily white, middle class people.Also, the validity of the statistics is questionable due to inconsistent research methods. If you do decide to use these tables, use themwith a little common sense – every person is different and weight is greatlyaffected by age, musculature, mobility, metabolism and a host of other factors. (These charts look like they are for young, energetic, active individuals.)On a more positive note, these charts make for excellent printing onan 8×11 sheet of paper!WomenWeight to Height Chart, Women – small frameWeight to Height Chart, Women – medium frameWeight to Height Chart, Women – large frame
Weight to Height Chart, Men – small frameWeight to Height Chart, Men – medium frameWeight to Height Chart, Men – large frame