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I am a teenager my height is 159cm and my weight is 55kg so am i overweight?

I am a teenager my height is 159cm and my weight is 55kg so am i overweight?

Growth chart eval.: Your body mass index which is a ratio of the weight to height is normal. Since i don't know your exact age, your percentiles on the growth curve can not be plotted. Since your body mass index is normal, it is unlikely that your are overweight. Avoiding junk food, soda and fried foods, exercising daily and following up with your physician is advised. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Average height and weight for 1u7 year old teenager in terms of kilograms?

Average height and weight for 1u7 year old  teenager in terms of kilograms?

"Average" depends: "Average" varies from one region to another, and on average, American children may be a bit bigger than some countries. I have attached a growth chart depicting "average" or 50th percentile for a 17 year old girl as about 55kg. I see you live in India, and I do not have a growth chart specifically for you. But you may use this chart as a reference if it's helpful. See your doc if you're concerned! ...Read more

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I am a 16 year old female. I am very active and i want to calculate my BMI but for a highly active teenager. Height: 5.6" weight: 155 age: 16 years ol?

I am a 16 year old female. I am very active and i want to calculate my BMI but for a highly active teenager. Height: 5.6" weight: 155 age: 16 years ol?

Fair: Your bmi is 25 kg/m2 and considered slightly overweight. However it is more important to measure the waist line size which should be much less than 35 inch in a female of your age. Do note that if you are somewhat muscular, the bmi may well be normal. ...Read more

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Teenager height problem?

Teenager height problem?

You need to ask ???: Please be specific when you enter a question into the site. It should describe the problem & a specific question related to that issue. ...Read more

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I'am a teenager from Asia , and I'm 16 now.I have some questions about my body. For example , my height is just 168 cm, I think my dick is small....

I'am a teenager from Asia , and I'm 16 now.I have some questions about my body. For example , my height is just 168 cm, I think my dick is small....

See comment: You are still young,there is a chance there will be growth.. Asian generally have a smaller built and frame hence their organ is smaller Smaller compared to what standard ? If you have a question and can afford it see a urologist ...Read more

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How many hours of sleep should a teenager get if they want their maximum height potential?

How many hours of sleep should a teenager get if they want their maximum height potential?

No less than 9: The growing teen is faced with many choices but needs to take care of his/her sleep if they are to function well. While growing, no less than 9 hours of sleep/24hrs is needed. After their linear growth has stopped, they can sometimes get by on 8. Some will need more based on sports participation or heavy study. Events like sleep walking and sleep talking are evidence they're sleep deprived. ...Read more

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Does regular consumption of extra animal protein by a healthy vegetarian teenager change his adult height?

Does regular consumption of extra animal protein by a healthy vegetarian teenager change his adult height?

No: If a teenager is normal and healthy, eating a balanced vegetarian diet with a variety of protein, fat, and carbohydrate sources, he will achieve his predestined adult height. He should be sure to get enough calcium and vitamin d. Eating additional protein from animals, fish, eggs, plants, or the vitamin store, will not affect his adult height. ...Read more

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I'm a 17 yr old teenager n I want build lean muscular body. I practice push ups, pull ups , sit ups n Hindu dips. Doing Hindu dips decreases height?

I'm a 17 yr old teenager n I want build lean muscular body. I practice push ups, pull ups , sit ups n Hindu dips. Doing Hindu dips decreases height?

No: Hindu dips will not decrease your height. You are doing many of the right things to have a healthy boy. Consider adding an aerobic exercise like walking, running, biking or swimming 30-60 minutes a day to your exercise plan. Good health to you. ...Read more

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