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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.

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

Dr. Pam Yoder
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Healthy Diet (Definition)

Pregnant women should eat a balanced, nutritional diet and increase their calorie intake to meet the needs of the developing fetus and their changing bodies. Eating a range of wholesome and nutritious foods during pregnancy is one of the most important things that women can do to ensure the normal development and growth of the fetus, and it can help to prevent prematurity and low birth weight. For the mother, good nutrition helps to prevent anemia, ...Read more


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What's a good fit for a 13 year old boy diet?

What's a good fit for a 13 year old boy diet?

Average: For weight loss, eat low fat, low cholesterol foods. Lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, simple grains and some high protein foods. The trick is to use more energy (exercise) than one takes in by eating. ...Read more

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Will a carb diet work on a 13 year old boy?

Will a carb diet work on a 13 year old boy?

Not recommended: Usually it is not recommended for teenagers to be on very restrictive diets (like giving up all of one type of food, or only eating one type). The best diet is a balanced one with small portions of healthy foods. Paying attention to eating when you are hungry, and not just "because" will also help. Get some healthy exercise. If you are concerned, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me diet plan for a 13 year old boy?

Can you tell me diet plan for a 13 year old boy?

Not in 400: Characters or less. You may wish to consult with a nutritionist who can provide individualized recommendation (if weight loss is medically indicated). ...Read more

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Is it healthy for a 13 year old boy to go to the gym every alternate day to lift dumbells 6-8kg n a 10kg (When I'm stressed), will this inhibit growth?

Is it healthy for a 13 year old boy to go to the gym every alternate day to lift dumbells 6-8kg n a 10kg (When I'm stressed), will this inhibit growth?

Must work up to it: It's not a great idea just to start at that high of a weight. I'd encourage him to start about half that weight and gradually work up over 1-2 months. You have to take weight lifting slow at this age so as to not fracture any growth plates as growth is rapid and this puts them at greater risk for these type of fractures. It will in NO WAY inhibit growth, but take it slow! ...Read more

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Best diet for 13 year old athlete (very active) who lives like a pro? If any is there any supplements he should take? How much sleep do you recommend.

Best diet for 13 year old athlete (very active) who lives like a pro? If any is there any supplements he should take? How much sleep do you recommend.

Teen athlete: It scares me a bit to hear you comment a 13 year old is "living like a pro". His body just is not ready for the stressors that pro athletes endure, and this lifestyle at such a young age has a very high rate of burn-out associated with it. If there is a sports medicine doc in your area, it would be worth the investment to consult them for an age appropriate regimen, diet and sleep schedule. ...Read more

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What is the average height of a late 13 year old boy?

What is the average height of a late 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

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What is the typical weight for a 13 year old boy who is 6'0?

What is the typical weight for a 13 year old boy who is 6'0?

145 to 180: 150 to 180 pounds falls into the 20 to 25 recommended BMI. Certainly at 13, we'd expect him to be at the LOW end of this! ...Read more

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Can 13 year old boy take 5mg melatonin?

Can 13 year old boy take 5mg melatonin?

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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What's the fastest way to lose weight for a 13 year old boy?

What's the fastest way to lose weight for a 13 year old boy?

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

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What is the normal blood sugar of a 13 year old boy?

What is the normal blood sugar of a 13 year old boy?

Normal blood sugar: Fasting blood sugar normal for a teen is 80-100 and non-fasting 100-130. Things like illness and certain medications can also affect your blood sugar, though, as can acute stress reactions. All of these things need to be taken into account when talking about what normal is - you need to talk about what the situation is as well. ...Read more

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Need help. Is 1, 500 calories enough for a 13 year old boy?

Need help. Is 1, 500 calories enough for a 13 year old boy?

Probably not: Most 13 year old boys are still growing, so need more calories than an adult. Someone at complete bed rest might get by on 1500 calories a day, but an active adolescent might need twice that amount daily. I would worry about a teenager who is counting calories and restricting, as this could be a sign of an eating disorder. ...Read more

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Hello. I am 16.5 year old boy but actually I am look like 13 year old boy what should I do please help me every one tease in school and every where?

Hello. I am 16.5 year old boy but actually I am look like 13 year old boy what should I do please help me every one tease in school and every where?

Two issues really:: One, delayed puberty, can actually be normal, especially if it runs in the family. Bullying, on the other hand, can never be tolerated, and I suggest you speak to whomever you need to speak to so that it ends. ...Read more

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What is sinus tachycardia for a 13 year old boy?

What is sinus tachycardia for a 13 year old boy?

Sinus tachycardia: A heart rate over 100 in a 13 y/o at rest would be inappropriate sinus tachycardia. With strenuous exercise it could reach 200 at times. ...Read more

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What is the right weight for a 13 year old boy?

What is the right weight for a 13 year old boy?

Depends on height.: Use a body mass index chart online to input age and height. You will see a range of normal weights and the cutoff for underweight and overweight. Average weight is about 100 lb, but this is for an average height of 5'1". ...Read more

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What is the normal height for a 13 year old boy?

What is the normal height for a 13 year old boy?

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

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How can I gain weight and height 13 year old boy?

How can I gain weight and height 13 year old boy?

Diet and exercise: Teenagers experience a growth acceleration in height and weight, which is influenced by overall health. Good nutrition, a balanced diet and daily exercise will help. ...Read more

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Should a 13 year old boy be training to have abs?

Needs coaching: As long as he is part of a training program, ie under the watch of a coach, nd he does thing in moderation there is no problem. ...Read more

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Is it unusual for a 13-year-old boy to masturbate?

Is it unusual for a 13-year-old boy to masturbate?

Pubertal: No. He is likely entering puberty and the sex hormone surges are awakening drives and desires for pleasure. If it is with a frequency that limits other activities, then should be discussed with his dr, otherwise is normal. ...Read more

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How much should a 13 year old boy that is 5'2 weigh?

85-119 lbs: Using a body mass index (bmi) percentile from the 5th-85th percentile as healthy (defined by cdc), a 13 year old boy who is 5 ft 2 in tall would have a healthy weight of between 85 and 119 pounds. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could a 13 year old boy get six pack?

Can you tell me how could a 13 year old boy get six pack?

Overall fitness: You'll need to have very little body fat from diet and aerobic exercise, and also do some specific training of the abdominal muscles. This is easier to do now than at any other time in your life because of your growth spurt and increasing levels of testosterone. It would be great if dad or some other positive experienced men would be your coaches as you undertake this. ...Read more

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What are good cardio exercises for slightly overweight 13 year old boy?

What are good cardio exercises for slightly overweight 13 year old boy?

Overweight Teen: It's best to interest the youth in activities that he can enjoy such as swimming and team sports. You don't want to make the young man self conscious about his weight. Get him to choose an activity that is fun! If he can choose the activity and have fun, the rest will follow. Finally, good nutrition (avoid the word diet) needs to become a family affair ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the best way to lose weight for a 13 year old boy?

Can you tell me about the best way to lose weight for a 13 year old boy?

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

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Is it good for a 13 year old boy to exercise (weight training and cardio)?

Is it good for a 13 year old boy to exercise (weight training and cardio)?

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

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Diagnosis of dyslexia in a 13 year old boy. Any suggestions to help with a late diagnosis?

Diagnosis of dyslexia in a 13 year old boy. Any suggestions to help with a late diagnosis?

Dyslexia: Children with dyslexia can benefit from tutoring with a speech LANGUAGE therapist (a speech therapist with additional training in language processing disorders). School resources should be utilized as much as possible, so request a meeting with the school psychologist to request additional testing and to discuss specific school programs for children with learning disorders. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more