This is not a typical healthy weight chart, but it explains the reason for adjusting the typical
healthy weight chart based on BMI.
After looking at these charts it should be clear that a little extra weight beyond the "ideal weight" is OK. Just be careful that you do not get too relaxed. Before you know it you will be in the category of morbid obesity.
Also be careful thinking that it is ok to weigh more when you are younger. The healthy weight charts based on mortality that are found on this page are less important for young people who are less likely to get seriously ill. Young people should be more concerned about staying active, and just a little extra weight can discourage a more active lifestyle, which can snowball into more weight, less exercise and more weight…
Resources at Ideal-Weight-Charts.com
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