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5ft 6 Inches Healthy Weight
I'm a 20 year old male 5ft 10 inches tall and I weigh 140. I feel like I'm too light, are there any ways to help gain good healthy weight back?
1: What is the size of the male members of your family? If close to yours you are doing OK.
2: If not you should see both a dietitian and an athletic trainer.
3: Go online to "NuVal" where you will find a list of 100 items - some good, some not so good, and some not good at all. See how your current diet stands in relation to these items. ...Read more
Varies: 150-165 pounds is a good range but if you are athletic and muscular you could very easily carry more weight ...Read more
I am 16 years old and about 62-63 inches. I run almost every day. What is a healthy weight for me?
The BMI chart: Age is only used for pediatric/youg adults, often calculated to age 18 or so. After this point, we only use height and wt to determine healthy vs not-healthy-wt ranges for both men and women. It is a rough estimate and provide you a guide to keep "ideal body wt" for better health. Since u r 16, consult your doc. My guess: 115-120lbs = good range. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
I am a 5'4 inch woman who has a small frame. I weigh 124 lbs. I eat right and exercise. Is this a healthy weight for me?
You decide: "ideal weight" is entertainment / subscience. Your best weight is whatever looks and feels right to you while you are able to compete successfully in the athletic pursuits that you enjoy. ...Read more
150lbs: For women: an easy formula to use for determining a healthy weight range based on height: calculate 100 lbs for the first 5 ft. Then add 5 lbs for every inch over 5 ft. So 100 + 30 = 130. Give or take 10% depending on the size of your frame. Small frame: 117 lbs med frame: 130 lbs large frame: 143 lbs. ...Read more
I am 5 foot 2 inched female 128poumd how do, I put on healthy weight. I can't seem to gain weight?
Is my daughter at a healthy weight? She is 11, weighs about 106 pounds, and is 5 feet and 1 inch tall.
Appropriate: Het weight is at the 75% and height at around the 90% for her age. Her calculated BMI is 20 putting her at the 50% for her age. She is very appropriate for her age. Continue to encourage her to eat healthy and remain physically active and she should continue to grow appropriately. ...Read more
My daughter is 11 years old, 4 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 105 pounds. Is this a healthy weight for her?
Better at....: In the 85 lb range would be better. ...Read more
Ideal 120 lbs: With a healthy weight range of 108 to 134 lbs. ...Read more
117 lbs to 143 lbs: 130 is in the middle.Get a more detailed answer ›
I am 20 and I'm worried about my weight I weight 12stone 6 and am 5ft 8, is this a healthy weight to be?
Maybe, maybe not: Healthtap doctors are american physicians, so we talk in pounds and ounces. I'm guessing a stone is 14 pounds, so 12 stone 6 = 174 pounds? That might be ok, depending on whether a person is male, female, has lots of muscle, has little muscle, etc... The question of "healthiness" depends on other conditions (a person with diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, etc... Would do better being lighter). ...Read more
This is in the overweight category according to body mass index. Another important question would be your waist-to-hip ratio which is an indicator of health risks. You would want to reduce your weight slowly at no more than 1-2 pounds per week until you reach your goal. Check out this simple online tool at
www. Webmd. Com/diet/calc-bmi-plus. ...Read more
Ideal weight: Healthy weight is variable and depends on fitness, muscle, and body type. ...Read more
Am a female and am 5ft 7 and 1/2 inches and I weight 75 kg on the scales am I on the healthy side?
Most likely: Although the bmi scale puts you at just over 25 and the lower region of the overweight range between 25 and 30, that scale does not take your build and muscle mass into account. If you have a medium to large frame and an average to above average amount of muscle, you are most likely at or very near a healthy weight for your height. ...Read more
Hi! My daughter is 14 years old, she is 5"6.5 and weighs 128.4 pounds. She is also very active. Is this a healthy weight?
Normal weight.: This is appropriate weight for her. Being skinny or slender person does not translate to being unhealthy. Unhealthy or not has to do with what you eat and your life style. ...Read more
Weight 142 height 5'6 born 7/25/01 (14 almost 15) estimated 4 inchs around one rib maybe that helps, but is that a normal weight?
Yes: It is normal weight for 5 feet 6 inches ...Read more
If My Friend Looses More Weight to a Healthy Weight will his Head look out of Porpotional? Meaning would his head Look Bigger He is 6'1 250 lbs
Varies: The 25-75% range of healthy weights for a male at 19 is from140-168, with a 50% of153. A weight of 175 is still considered normal but in the top range, above 178 would place you in the overweight category. These numbers & BMI standards are derived from thousands of individual weights and generally assume average muscularity. ...Read more
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