How Much Should a Man Weigh?

BMI Provides a Measurement Tool.

BMI (Body Mass Index) charts provide a healthy weight range for an individual based on height, according to University of Maryland Medical Center. BMI, a number determined from your height and weight, is considered healthy if it ranges from 18.5 to 25. For instance, a 6-foot man should weigh approximately 140 to 180 pounds.

BMI Isn't Always Accurate.

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Factors such as age, gender and body fat percentage do not figure into the BMI calculation. This causes inaccurate measurements in certain populations, including men with a higher-than-average percentage of muscle, according to University of Maryland Medical Center.

Bottom Line

Use BMI only as a general indicator of healthy weight to be used in conjunction with other measurements such as body composition tests and waist-to-hip ratio, as suggested by College of the Canyons. Visit with your physician to determine your own healthy weight.