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What is a healthy weight for a 5'' 3' 15 year old girl?

What is a healthy weight for a 5'' 3' 15 year old girl?

110-120 ideally: "normal weight" would be 90-150 lbs. Ideal weight would be 110-120. Ideal is not achievable in many people. It is based on national statistics. Normal weights are just fine and healthy. ...Read more

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Gaining Weight (Checklist)

Eat nuts
Daily
Increase healthy oils
Daily
Do resistance training
Every other day
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What is a healthy weight gain for teenagers? If a 15 year old girl is underweight what would be a healthy amount of pounds should she gain a month? If she was to gain a lot a weight in a month period or even 2 months period would that be harmful?

The : The ideal weight gain rate for a teen girl trying to do it healthily is a 1/2 lb to 2lb/ week which is between 2 lbs to 8 lbs a month. What is most important is how she gains the weight. A healthy diet and exercise is crucial for the development of lean muscle mass as opposed to just packing on fat. Junk food without exercise is not a good way to gain weight. Eating high calorie, but protein and nutrient rich foods such as nut butters, cheese, avocados and nuts is a good way to start. She should talk to her doctor about a healthy diet and exercise plan to gain weight in the best way possible. ...Read more

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What a normal healthy weight of a 15 yr old girl?

What a normal healthy weight of a 15 yr old girl?

Depends on height: See the chart on the side for a healthy weight depending on the girls height see her pediatrician if you have concerns that she might be under/over healthy weight. ...Read more

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Gaining Weight (Checklist)

Eat plenty of protein & carbs. Calories in should be > than out.
Once
Do high-intensity weight training to add muscle
3x week
Get plenty of sleep
Once
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Is it healthy for a 15 year old girl of normal weight with a cholesterol level of 230?

Is it healthy for a 15 year old girl of normal weight with a cholesterol level of 230?

No: That is an elevated level. This is often due to genetics. Diet and exercise may help and it should be checked again in the near future. ...Read more

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What's a healthy weight for height and age - 5 year old girl?

What's a healthy weight for height and age - 5 year old girl?

Trend: Healthy growth in a child is when they gain age appropriate cm/inches and weight on an annualized basis. Bmi and waist circumference (more important) help to determine if the proportions are within age appropriate goals. Please see this website: http://www.Cdc.Gov/growthcharts/charts.Htm. ...Read more

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Gaining Weight (Checklist)

Eat 6 small meals a day
Once
Keep track of your calories in and out for a net gain
Daily
Perform weight training
5x week
Don't miss any meals, including breakfast
Once
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What is a healthy weight for a seventeen year old girl that is 5'3?

What is a healthy weight for a seventeen year old girl that is 5'3?

Ask your doctor : Between 120-130 pounds is a healthy weight for this height. This places your body mass index between 21 and 23. Check with your doctor who knows you and your circumstance. ...Read more

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