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How much should a 10 year old weigh--male, active but chubby?

How much should a 10 year old weigh--male, active but chubby?

?height: Ten year old's can range from ~ 49-59 inches tall. Their expected weights range from 56-110 lb with the shorter being lightest & taller being heavier. So the tallest 10yo at just under 5 ft should be about 110 lb. Specific weight for height numbers are available through your pcp. ...Read more

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How much should a 10 year old 4ft. 11in. weigh? (Female)

How much should a 10 year old 4ft. 11in. weigh? (Female)

Average weight: The 50% percentile for a girl that is 4 ft 11 inches is between 72.8 pounds and 81.4 pounds. But remember this is the 50% therefore 50% of girls your age are above this range and 50% of girl your age are below this range. So I wouldn't be overly concerned with the number. I would just stay active and eat healthy. ...Read more

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Help please? How much should a 5'10 16 year old girl weigh?

Help please? How much should a 5'10 16 year old girl weigh?

Growth Chart: You can use the Center For Disease Control Growth Charts to check height, weight, BMI & head circumference for age and gender. http://www.cdc.gov/growthcharts/clinical_charts.htm. ...Read more

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What amount should a 5'0 (155cm) 10 year old girl weigh?

What amount should a 5'0 (155cm) 10 year old girl weigh?

See growth Chart: You can use the Center For Disease Control Growth Charts to check height, weight, BMI & head circumference for child’s age and gender. http://www.cdc.gov/growthcharts/clinical_charts.htm. ...Read more

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Should I be worried I weigh less than my ten year old?

Should I be worried I weigh less than my ten year old?

Possibly: Well...What do you weigh? What does your 10-year-old weigh? ...Read more

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How do I loose weight? I'm 10 years old and I weigh 103 pounds. Please help

How do I loose weight? I'm 10 years old and I weigh 103 pounds. Please help

Under age: To ask on HealthTap, and your weight isn't a problem if it is consistent with your height, ask your parents to take you to the pediatrician ...Read more

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How can a 10yr.Old lose weigh?

How can a 10yr.Old lose weigh?

Several Things: More exercise, portion control and better eating habits referring to dietary choices. ...Read more

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Is a 10 yr. old female weighing 100.8 lbs. an 4ft. 11in. Average weight or overweight? And what are the ratios for both Average and underweight?

Is a 10 yr. old female weighing 100.8 lbs. an 4ft. 11in. Average weight or overweight?  And what are the ratios for both  Average and underweight?

Healthy weight: Appropriate weights are calculated as your body-mass-index. The appropriate BMI is age dependent. Your BMI is 86%, which is more than 85% of children your age, and is just crossing into the range for overweight. A normal BMI should be 5-85%. At this age you are also growing in height and should not be trying to lose weight. Instead, make healthy eating to keep weight stable as you grow into it. ...Read more

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Can a 10 yr. old weighing 104 pounds burn calories sleeping? If so, how many?

Can a 10 yr. old weighing 104 pounds burn calories sleeping? If so, how many?

Burn rate: Fitness references list the burn rate as .42 cal/lb/hr.For a 104 lb person this calculates to 43.68 cal/hr. This is really an approximation.The body composition will influence the actual rate . Someone at 104 lb that has 20 lb of body fat, which is relatively low in calorie consumption, burns slower than someone with 10 lb of body fat. ...Read more

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Can my 10 year old who weighs 155 pounds take an adult dose of tylenol (acetaminophen) if he has a fever?

Can my 10 year old who weighs 155 pounds take an adult dose of tylenol (acetaminophen) if he has a fever?

Yes: In this case weight is more important than age in determining dose. But i advise against taking anything to lower fever unless he is miserable, as fever is a key aspect of how our bodies fight infections- our immune system works better and bacteria ; viruses have difficulty surviving high temps. Reducing fever sabotages your immune system and prolongs the infection! treat discomfort, not fever. ...Read more