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evian asked in HealthWomen's Health · 1 decade ago

what is the ideal weight for a female 5"8 and does ethnicity play a role?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    you are supposed to add 5 lbs. to 100 lbs per inch over 5'' so so 140lbs about...............ethnicity does have a role b/c diff. girls from diff. races do seem to have diff. body types. but I'm not sure exactly, so ask your doctor, especially if u can find one the same race as u b/c they might have a better more realistic goal for u.........

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The most common way to figure out ones ideal weight is 100lbs for 5 feet and 5lbs pounds for every inch of height after that. So a woman 5 feet 8 inches should be approximately 140lbs. That said each persons body structure and needs are different so one may need a few more or less to be healthy but that is the general rule of thumb. Also remember that muscle weighs more than fat so if you are very fit and muscular the numbers are not going to match up perfectly. It's much better to focus on being fit than being a certain number however.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Well ethnicity does have something to do with it, but not much. The ideal/healthy weight for a female 5'8" would be anywhere from 128-164lbs.

    Source(s): Doctor's Calorie Fat & Carbohydrate Counter By: Allen Borushek, Dietician
  • 1 decade ago

    there is no ideal weight or a perfect weight...

    its the personality and charisma that would leave a lasting impression....

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  • 1 decade ago

    It's better to be comfortable in your own skin. Don't worry about weight!

  • 1 decade ago

    135 lbs. Yes, ethnicity does paly a role as if your black you will be heavier and if your asian, you will weigh less.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    i think 50 kg

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