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Average Height And Weight Of 13 Year Old Boy
Wow! Almost anything!: There's huge range of normal sizes for13-year old boys...On the cusp of puberty for some, late for others. There is a 13-year old in my pediatric practice only 4'7"; another, almost 6 feet! Go to cdc website @ www. Cdc. Gov; type "growth charts" in the search box at the right upper corner of this webpage; click thru the menus until see boys charts geared for age13. Plot your son. He's probably ok. ...Read more
Calculate BMI here: Less than the 5th percentile are considered underweight; Between the 5th percentile and less than the 85th percentile are at a healthy weight; In the 85th percentile to less than the 95th percentile are considered overweight. Here's a BMI calculator for your child: http://www. Heart. Org/HEARTORG/HealthyLiving/HealthyKids/ChildhoodObesity/BMI-in-Children_UCM_308993_Article. Jsp#.WTdkjWgrKUk ...Read more
What is the average weight and height for a 13 year old girl? Her race is. American, irish, german, french, indian, and english.
Wow! Almost anything!: There's a huge range of normal sizes for13-year old boys...On the cusp of puberty for some, late for others. There is a 13-year old in my pediatric practice only 4ft7in; another, 6 feet! Go to cdc website @ www. Cdc. Gov; type 'growth charts' in the search box at the right upper corner of this webpage; click thru the menus until see boys charts geared for age13. 50th %tile is "average". ...Read more
What is a healthy weight for a 13 year old boy? He is 5' 8" and currently 156.2lbs. Also, can you please give me a very detailed diet for him.
97%ile: He's in the 97th percentile. That means that 97% of boys the same age are shorter and lighter that he is. A good diet includes all the typical food groups: meats, fish, dairy, vegetables, fruits, complex carbs, avoidance of "junk" food. From his measurements he seems a vey healthy kid. ...Read more
Teen age weight: The best way to loose weight is with control of diet and exercise. For most teens the fastest way to do this is to cut out sugary beverages from their diet (soda, juice, coffee drinks, gatorade, etc). From one 12oz sugary drink each day in addition to all the regular foods a person will gain almost 20lbs per year! Cut that out and fast weight loss. Healthy weight loss is 1-2lbs/week. ...Read more
Is he obese or: Overweight? If yes, I would consult with his physician. If he is not overweight - please discourage weight loss just to be skinny. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. Encourage him to do a mix of cardio workouts. ...Read more
Sure, but...: Of course a 13 year old should exercise, and exercise for all of us should contain both "weight" and "cardio". This should not even be considered exercise, but a part of good lifestyle. Now if you are asking about formal, heavy duty weight training, it can be done by age 13 but should be under the supervision of someone used to working with growing teens to avoid overuse which can occur with teens. ...Read more
Children Obesity: He should be almost 105 lbs based on his height. Low fat diet (no fast food) and swimming; walking; jugging; running; playing basketball; tennis; etc. Providing that they will be done regularly as a change in his life style, will help him to lose weight. He has to weigh himself only once a week and lose at least 1 lb/wk. I assume that he has normal thyoid tests with no other medical conditions. ...Read more
Hello, I'm a 13 year old boy, with a possible sprained ankle, and I wondered the severity of it. Swollen, no weight bear, instable. I think, can'twalk?
Time for a visit: At your age you are more likely to have a chip fracture of growth plate injury in the bones of the lower leg than a sprain. Elevate it when you can and keep it cool for the 1st 48 hours to reduce pain and swelling. However, you need to be examined and possibly an an x-ray to determine the proper therapy. ...Read more
See below: At thirteen the average male is 61 & 1/2 inches (156cm) at 14 he is 64&1/2 inches (164 cm). ...Read more
My son is 13 year old and his body weight is 105kg with a height of 166cm. What kind of exercise will help him to reduce his weight?
Reduce calories.: To lose weight, one needs to take in less calories than the body uses, or it is stored as fat. The best way to achieve this is to do a combination of eating less and moving more. With any exercise plan, esp for a teen, it is best to pick something that is enjoyable, inexpensive, social and readily available or it will feel like punishment. ...Read more
How much calories should my 13 year old child need to eat to maintain his weight? (boy) he weighs 113 and he is 5'3.
Calories: A teenage boy needs 2200-3200 calories per day depending on how active he is and at what stage of development he is. He should be eating a balanced diet and not getting the majority if those calories from junk food and fast food. A growing child needs plenty of calcium and vitamin d, so if he isn't getting enough dairy, have him take 1-2 calcium supplement (s). ...Read more
Use a growth chart:
There are growth charts for kids 0-18. You can find them online. They compare you to others you age. Sometimes you need yoour bmi. There are bmi calculators online. Also, consider your family history. A growth spurt may happen early or later. Ethnicity may also affect body type and height.
There is a big range of "normal" among teens. If you have concerns, talk with your doctor. ...Read more
"average" gaining: In many communities in the US, half of girls are obese, so "average" is no longer the same as "healthy" weight. Aim for a health weight. Being slender is hardly ever a health problem. Being obese is a disaster waiting to happen. ...Read more
Average?: The 50% weight for a 5' 13 yo is 96 lb. The 25-75% range is 87-107 lb. This is based on NCHS standards promoted through the CDC. ...Read more
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Average (Not=Healthy): Only means usual & is defined by the medical industry as including +/- 2SD, i.e. the central 95.8% of any variable as measured from small sample groups considered not obviously ill; http://goo. Gl/Blh6rW. For this age, wt., ht., see: https://www. Google. Com/#q=weight+for+height+and+age for a few references (standards adopted by medial industry from Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. Data early 1940's). ...Read more
Ht: 5 foot 3
For a boy, 50th percentile for weight is 101 lbs, and height 61.5 inches. For a girl, 50th percentile is 102 lbs, and height 61.75 inches.
You can visit, www. Cdc. Gov/growthcharts, and click 'individual growth charts' from the left upper corner of menu box. Once you open that page, scroll down to what you want for age and gender. ...Read more
Depends: See www. Cdc. Gov/growthcharts and select a male 2-20 chart you can print & follow. Your height could be as tall as 90% (top ten % of kids your age) if 5'6'' as you turned 13 or 60% if near 14. Wt would be at 75% is so when turning 13 & 55% near 14. If you print out a growth chart, plot your ht/wt every 6 mo or so you can project where you are headed. ...Read more
Can or should?: A 3-5 mg dose is usually well tolerated as a sleep aid by kids at this age. Be aware that the dosing needs of each kid is not well established and some may do well on 1 mg and poorly on 5 or vice versa. It does tend to produce grogginess and should never be taken prior to activities like bike riding, swimming or other sports. ...Read more
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