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Body Weight

My height is around 5 feet 6 inchers and my weight is 84kg. Can you tell me what should be the my normal body weight.  
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Hi parkerricky50,

How are you doing?

A normal body weight for any given height can be different for everyone, depending on their constitution, bone mass, and other factors. Nevertheless, there are a few ways to find out if you are in a "normal/healthy" range:

1. The body mass index (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_mass_index)
Based on your data, your BMI appears to be around 29.9, which is generally considered to be very overweight.

2. Body volume index
It is an alternative to the BMI, taking into consideration the volume versus the total mass. It usually requires a 3d scanner.

3. Waist-to-hip ratio
It evaluates to ratio between the circumferences of the waist to that of the hips, measuring the proportion by which fat is distributed around the torso. (http://www.exrx.net/Calculators/WaistHipRatio.html)

4. Body fat percentage

5. Ponderal index (High in your case)

6. (I'm sure there are a few more ways..)

When taking the BMI into consideration, please keep in mind that if you are very muscular, if you have an elevated bone mass, age, race, (and other factors), your BMI result could be incorrect.

One easy way I use to get a broad idea of my ideal weight is simply to look at myself in the mirror: do I look overweight? Do I have a big belly or large hips? This is obviously a subjective test, but it certainly offers a quick way to verify.

To conclude, it is often more important to check out your physical stamina and health than your body weight.

Hope it's helping!
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Thanks for your precious advice, can you give me some more URL of the sites which give relevant information about the above subject.
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You can calculate your BMI using the calculators link at the top left of this page. If you're trying to lose weight, you can track your weight and your BMI with the weight tracker. Just click on the trackers link at the top left of this page.

You can also check out the following article on BMI.

BMI: http://www.medhelp.org/adam_pages/show/2458/Body-mass-index

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