This is a question that everybody likes to get an exact answer. Unfortunately the answer to this simple question is difficult and vague. Earlier BMI or Body Mass Index was used in the calculation to find out a healthy weight. But later results proved that BMI could only give an approximate value or figure. Now doctors are put on confusion when any of their patients ask on their healthy weight. Doctors or examiners have to question the patient with lot of factors when calculating the patients’ healthy weight. In some cases for this simple question, doctors or examiners might have to carry out with lot of tests or diagnosis to pull out a figure.
There are many assumptions made on healthy weight. Sometimes a person with round and projected belly will have the same weight of an athlete with fit and strong body, considering that both of their heights are same. One cannot conclude just by physical appearance that a person is healthy or having excess weight. It may depend on the nature of the body or people having different bone densities are subject to the above example. Also weights may differ from the sex of a person. A female having thin waist structure and a male having round belly with thick waist structure having the same weight ratio cannot be determined as healthy weight. So a question of what is healthy weight is tedious to answer with a simple figure. In short, some of the factors that help determining healthy weight are sex, age, height, bone density, body type, etc.