Most people know that their weight has a strong effect on their health. But not everyone has a clear picture of what is an appropriate weight for them. Being overweight can increase your risk of a number of illnesses, including coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and stroke. But there are also hazards involved in being underweight, including nutritional deficiency diseases, and obsession with weight loss can lead to eating disorders, which can be very harmful and even fatal.

The healthy weight range is actually broader than many people think it is. For example, a person who is 170 cm (5'7") tall has an ideal weight range of 118 lbs. to 159 lbs. (53.5 kg to 72.3 kg). Find out what your ideal weight range is - just enter your height in feet and inches or metres and centimetres and press Calculate.

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