Being concerned with your weight is no longer an issue of private vanity, it’s now an issue of public health. Heart disease is the number one killer in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and second only to cancer in Canada. Being overweight drastically increases your risk of heart disease. A healthy weight can vary based on your age, gender, height, and body shape.
While no list can provide the exact value, this chart created by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) shows a healthy weight range based on your height. If you fall outside of this range, either too heavy or too light, you should consider consulting your doctor. Work with a medical professional to help identify areas for improvement in your diet, exercise routine, or both based on your current age and body type.
The chart above is for full grown adults. For more specific visit your doctor to calculate your Body Mass Index (BMI), a statistic used to determine a healthy body fat ratio adjusted to account for variables including age, gender, and body shape. Anything between 18.5 and 24.9 is generally considered a healthy BMI.