### Minimum or Lower Weight Limit (LWL)

What is your LWL?? A simple formula to compute Lower-Weight-Limit

For men and women, I am proposing a baseline height and weight.
For men, the baseline is 5-feet, 9-inches tall and a Lower Weight Limit of 125 pounds (Eq to a BMI 18.5), meaning that a 5-foot, 9-inch tall man should not weigh less than 125 pounds.
For women, the baseline is 5-feet, 2 inches tall and a Lower Weight Limit of 101 pounds (Equal to a BMI of 18.5) meaning that a 5-foot, 92-inch tall woman should not weigh less than 101 pounds..
From this base height, you simply calculate how much taller or shorter you are, in inches.
Man: add 4 pounds or subtract 3.5 pounds for every inch you are taller or shorter than 5 feet, 9 inches (from 125 lbs).
So, if you are 5-feet, 11-inches tall, you are 2 inches taller than the baseline of 5 feet, 9 inches. You add 4 pounds for each of those 2 inches, 8 pounds, to the baseline Lower Weight Limit of 125. So, your Lower Weight Limit is 133 (125 pounds plus 8 pounds).
Woman: Add 3.5 lbs or subtract 3 pounds for each inch you differ from the baseline height of 5-feet 2 inches (62 inches: 101 lbs).

So, if you are 5-feet tall, you are 2 inches shorter than the baseline of 5 feet, 2 inches. You subtract 3 pounds for each of those 2 inches, 6 pounds, to the baseline Lower Weight Limit of 101. So, your Lower Weight Limit is 95 lbs (101 pounds ,minus 6 pounds).

## LWL calculations in metric units:

For men, the baseline is 175 cm tall and a Lower Weight Limit of 57 kg meaning that 1.75 m tall man should weigh no less than 57 kg.
Then, you add 1.8 KG or subtract 1.6 KG for every 2.5 cm you are taller or shorter than 175 CM (from 57 kg).

For women, the baseline is 158 cm tall and a Lower Weight Limit of 46 kg.

Women add 1.6 kg or subtract 1.4 kg for each 2.5 cm  they differ from the baseline weight of 57 kg at 158 CM.

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********Maximum and Lower weight limits computations in  LBS that are proposed by Prof George Fernandez  University of Nevada - Reno