August 25, 2010

average american women & men

drawing by arica houy

Did you know that the average American woman is 5'4" and 165 lbs and man is 5'9" and 195 lbs? (

To compare, average 5'4" female celebrities weigh between 100-110 lbs. While many celebrities would be considered "underweight" by doctors and nutrition professionals, the size of the average American woman can be considered "overweight". Is our obsession with weight distorting our view of healthy and pushing us all to extremes?

1 comment:

  1. Okay, so I'm below average in some respects, and above-average in others...thanks for the food for thought.