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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    How much should I ideally weigh?

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    I'm 170cm and weighed in at 79.2 I'm 59 yrs of age - what is my ideal weight?
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  • Konsita is a specialist Dietitian in maternal and child nutrition with a focus on weight management, food allergies/intolerance, IBS and adolescent sports nutrition. Konsita is … View Profile

    Body Mass Index is an easy way to initially assess whether you're in a healthy weight.  Based on your information, your BMI is calculated to be 27.  Population studies on Caucasian cohort shows that least health risks are consistent with a BMI of 18.5 - 25.  However, this doesn't give an indication of body composition or what makes up the 79kg.  Some people can be 79kg and be over fat and some can be at healthy fat because they have more muscle.  So, if you don't have access to body composition analysis, then a BMI of 18.5-25 is considered healthy or weight of 54 - 72kg.  To determine what's ideal for you as an individual then I would recommend to get a body composition analysis done. 

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