Mississippi State Department of Health

Find Your Healthy Weight


What's Your Healthy Weight?

The right weight for you depends on your height. To find your healthy weight, select your height from the table below.

6 feet 6' 1" 6' 2" 6' 3" 6' 4" 6' 5" 6' 6" 6' 7" 6' 8" 6' 9" 6' 10" 6' 11"
5 feet 5' 1" 5' 2" 5' 3" 5' 4" 5' 5" 5' 6" 5' 7" 5' 8" 5' 9" 5' 10" 5' 11"


Underweight Healthy Weight Overweight Obese

People of your height typically weigh more. Adding weight through exercise and healthy eating may be good for you.

Healthy Weight
You're in a healthy weight range for your height. You're lowering the risk of heart disease and diabetes that comes with too much weight.

Your weight is higher than it should be for good health. You are more likely to suffer from diabetes and to die from heart disease. You can reduce the risk of serious disease by lowering your weight through diet and a more active lifestyle.

Your health is at risk. Excess weight directly contributes to serious lifetime illness and early death. Your doctor can help you find ways to lose weight and stay healthy, or check out our basic guide to reaching a healthy weight.

Links referenced on this page
diabetes    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/43,0,296,html ok
heart disease    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/43,0,297,html ok
diet    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/43,0,213,html ok
more active lifestyle    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/43,0,270,html ok
check out our basic guide to reaching a healthy weight    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/43,0,289,html ok
More information on healthy eating    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/43,0,213,html ok
More information on exercise and physical activity    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/43,0,270,html ok
Reaching a healthy weight    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/43,0,289,html ok

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