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How much daily physical activity do I need to maintain healthy weight?

Calories and exercis: Combination of caloric restriction and at least half hour of moderate intensity exercise are needed for optimum effectiveness. ...Read more

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What is the average weight for a 5'2" 18 year old female?

What is the average weight for a 5'2" 18 year old female?

BMI is ok: Underweight: < 101 pounds. Normal: 102-137 pounds. Overweight: 138-164 pounds. Bmi or body mass index is an ok way to calculate your ideal weight. Using pounds and inches: bmi = ( weight in pounds / ( height in inches x height in inches ) ) x 703 bmi prime is the bmi/25. This gives a percentage that you may be overweight (ie. 1.34= 34% overweight). ...Read more

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What is the average weight for a 5'1up female 18 year old?

What is the average weight for a 5'1up female 18 year old?

Wow!Almost anything!: There's a huge variation of normal sizes for an 18 year old girl...Genetically predetermined; although nutritional intake may modify this. Go to the website "www.Cdc.Gov"; type "growth charts" in the search box in the right upper corner of this webpage; click thru the menus until see appropriate chart for 18 yr-old girls. The 50th %tile could be considered "average"--but normal is 5th-85th %tile. ...Read more

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I am 5'6 and 110 pounds, 18 year old female. I am sick of being so scrony and would like to gain weight. How? Or how many calories each day?

I am 5'6 and 110 pounds, 18 year old female. I am sick of being so scrony and would like to gain weight. How? Or how many calories each day?

DOCTOR FIRST: Make sure you don't have any medical conditions like hyperthyroidism that keep you "scrawny". If that has been done, you are looking at needing 2500-3000 calories per day for regular routine activity/lifestyle, more if you exercise a lot. Try to increase the calories with healthy things like nuts, proteins, dairy products. Put cheese sauce on your veggies, have a handful of almonds for a snack! ...Read more

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Im a 18 year old female, little over weight, very insecure, & I have depression.Im always worring.& i can't stay asleep.Doc says its stress.Any advice?

Im a 18 year old female, little over weight, very insecure, & I have depression.Im always worring.& i can't stay asleep.Doc says its stress.Any advice?

Therapy and meds: The most effective way to feel better will be antidepressant medication and therapy at the same time. The medication will help you sleep and lessen anxiety. The therapist will help you with body image and insecurity. Being slightly overweight at your age is attractive on many women, and men will find you attractive. Accept your body type as long as you have an active life and healthy diet. ...Read more

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