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Doctor insights on: 5 5 160 Lbs Overweight Scale

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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more


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A bunch of scales say I'm 201 lbs but my dr is very confused because according to him I don't look overweight. I'm 5'11 FYI. What can cause?

You are overweight: because you've eaten more calories than you've burned off. That can be corrected by restricting your diet and increasing your physical activity, ...Read more

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Is 120 lbs. Considered overweight for five foot ten inch 10 year old girl?

Is 120 lbs. Considered overweight for five foot ten inch 10 year old girl?

No: The body mass index (bmi) for 5 ft 10 in height and 120 lb weight is 17.2. This is well in the normal range for a 10 year old female. It would be considered underweight for an adult. ...Read more

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160 lbs and 5 ft 7. Am i overweight?

160 lbs and 5 ft 7. Am i overweight?

Ideal weight: Insurance tables for normal weights start at 100 lbs for the first 5 feet, then add 5 lbs per inch beyond 5 feet for females, or 7 lbs per inch for males. At 5 ft 7, your ideal weight if you are female should be 135, but 149 for a male. This is just one method for calculating a reference point for your information. You may want to look also at your body mass index. ...Read more

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I am 5'6 and 192 lbs-am I overweight?

I am 5'6 and 192 lbs-am I overweight?

Yes, by BMI.: Granted, the BMI is a flawed governmental indicator that does not take body composition into account, but at your height and weight, your BMI of 31 would put you into the "obese" category. You should make some efforts to lose weight, as obesity does put you at risk for weight-related health concerns. ...Read more

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I am 5'1 and 115 lbs. Is that overweight?

I am 5'1 and 115 lbs. Is that overweight?

BMI = about 22 kg/m2: Ur BMI (weight in kg divided by body surface area, depends on ht) is ~22 kg/m^2. A BMI b/w 20 to 25 kg/m^2 generally is ideal, so u r not overweight (u r probably near ideal weight). However, other factors go into this calc. Are u dieting? purging? What is ur baseline wt? And what about ur waist-to-hip (circumferences) ratio? These cd help u answer ur question. Talk 2 ur doctor w/ these answers. ...Read more

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I'm 5'7, 19, and 215 lbs. am I overweight, and if so, by how much?

I'm 5'7, 19, and 215 lbs. am I overweight, and if so, by how much?

Class 1 obesity: Your calculated BMI is 33.8 which puts you into the class 1 obesity category. Ideal BMI IS BETWEEN 29-25. Your ideal body weight is about 153 lbs you need to exercise at least for 60 minutes a day Be at around 1600 calories diet and 90 grams protein a day diet for the longvtern ...Read more

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I'm a 5'4" latina female weighing 157 lbs. Is this overweight?

Yes you are.: Your bmi is 26.9, which puts you in the middle of the overweight range. Learn about proper restricted diet and increasing your activity to lose weight and be healthier and more attractive as well. ...Read more

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I'm 17 yrs.,157 lbs and 5'5", my BP is 120/78 am I overweight? Do I have normal bp?

How do you feel: you can look at the BMI charts to see how you compare but the key question is how you feel If you have energy and feel well that you probably are OK Your BP is a little high for the lower number but with a good diet and exercise program it can improve Focus on eating healthy foods and your weight will be taken care of Be active and lower your stress to help with BP ...Read more

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