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My body weight is 61kg which I feel is low according to my height(5ft9") and age 24. What can do to increase my weight to an extent which would be ok?

My body weight is 61kg which I feel is low according to my height(5ft9") and age 24. What can do to increase my weight to an extent which would be ok?

Healthy Weight: I understand your concern about low weight Commend yourself for not being desperate to gain weight! Focus on your Energy to do many activities, and Achievements in your life. Feel good about yourself-image. Consider 2500 Cal/day of: Milk, yogurt, Brown Rice, quinoa, millet, barley, or buckwheat, Oatmeal. Vegetables-Fruits - Beans and lentils, soy foods, nuts, Salmon, trout or herring twice a week ...Read more

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How shall i lose weight from my thighs. My body weight of 49kg & height is 5'7". I feel my thighs are little heavier according to my body.

How shall i lose weight from my thighs. My body weight of 49kg &  height is 5'7". I feel my thighs are little heavier according to my body.

Hard to do: It's almost impossible to lose weight from just one body area. You can lose fat and build-up muscle by exercising that area, but muscle adds weight and the muscle in ther area may make it larger than when it was less muscular. Depending on your body type, fat will deposit and break down from general exercise and proper eating. ...Read more

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My age is 49 years any my height is about 5ft 8 inches, what should be ideal body weight. Right now I am weighing 76 KGS.

My age is 49 years any my height is about 5ft 8 inches, what should be ideal body weight. Right now I am weighing 76 KGS.

Normal: Normal would be about 74kgs which would give you a BMI of 24.8. Which would be considered about normal for your sex and age and height. ...Read more

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My BMI is normal (about 22), but my body fat is high for my age & height (about 30% according to a digital scale). Do I need to lose weight?

My BMI is normal (about 22), but my body fat is high for my age & height (about 30% according to a digital scale). Do I need to lose weight?

Probably not: A bmi of 22 it would not typically be necessary to lose weight.Bioimpedance with home scales can be inaccurate and vary widely depending on level of hydration.Urinating could change the % by as much as 5%.Also % can vary based on athlete vs sedentary. Women naturally carry a higher body fat percentage compared to men. As such, 30% is not necessarily out of range. Work on resistance training to dec. ...Read more

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I am 26 yrs old female working as a lecturer..My weight is 47 kg and height is 5 feet 1 inch..Is my weight is accurate according to height and age?

I am 26 yrs old female working as a lecturer..My weight is 47 kg and height is 5 feet 1 inch..Is my weight is accurate according to height and age?

It varies...: It depends on your "frame" size, but height and weight charts are all over the internet. These give recommendations, but differ for each person based in age and level of activity as well. http://www.healthchecksystems.com/heightweightchart.htm. ...Read more

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Ideal body weight and height of 3 yrs and one month boy ?

Ideal body weight and height of 3 yrs and one month boy ?

Wide range of normal: With such a wide range of normal at 3 years old, the best resource for determination of "ideal" is your son's pediatrician during a well child exam. Nonetheless, having said that, you may benefit by visiting "www.Cdc.Gov/growthcharts" & select the cdc growth charts for children age 2 years of age & older in the U.S. You will see graphically that a growing normal 3 yr-old boy may vary from 12-20kg. ...Read more

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My height is 161cms and body weight is 120kgs, can I have an abortion?

My height is 161cms and body weight is 120kgs, can I have an abortion?

Yes: Obesity is not a contraindication for a pregnancy termination. It could be an issue for anesthesia and it depends on how far along u are. If less than 9 weeks or so it can be done medically. ...Read more